When someone asks me why my arm is in a sling and I tell the truth.
I think most people assume I was in a car accident or something of the like, so when I tell them, I watch them search for words
"I'm so sorry." Is usually what slips from their lips.
"Don't be, I'm fine." Is my response.
And then sometimes something happens between us and we start talking about how this experience has changed my perpective so dramatically that I'm glad this happened.
Then, it's not awkward anymore and we end the conversation with both of us smiling.