Wednesday, December 28, 2011


     Today was another physical therapy day. I was able to do a bit more but ended up with another new prescription for pain.  This arm is very different and I am having a SIGNIFICANT amount of pain with it. Doc thinks it's probably due to the fact that the bone was broken in addition to the tear. I also had some kind of cyst on the bone in my shoulder that has been sent for biopsy. It caused the tear to appear smallish but as he went deeper the tear became much larger...that is kind of scary! I see the Dr. again on Tuesday so maybe I'll have some answers then. Meanwhile regular things like dressing and feeding myself have become exercises in proper planning and pain management. I am ready to be well and strong again! As a side note, sleeping while sitting upright is miserable! Wow! So much whining in such a short amount of space! Thank you for your thoughts and well wishes...I know you care.   :-)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Post-Surgical Update

    I was so nervous going to the hospital that I forgot my camera. Just as well because it looks pretty gruesome! Apparently arthroscopic was a good beginning - but he needed more room - so I have larger incisions. He had to put permanent stitches on the inside - yuck! Exterior stitches came out yesterday, coupled with the first torture session AKA physical therapy. It is amazing how much you cannot do when your dominant arm is injured. Today was the first day I have made an attempt to use the computer. I was so very happy to hear from special friends. You mean so very much! Thank you!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tomorrow is the Day!

      I am starting to get a bit nervous! Surgery is tomorrow to repair torn rotator cuff. I know it will feel better...but first it will feel so much worse!!  To help get my mind in a better place, I am enjoying hot cocoa and carrot cake all snuggled in bed! I am taking my new super-cool camera so there will be photo documentation...maybe a layout? Maybe too weird! Anyway, I am wishing the surgeon a good night's rest...I hope his game is on for me tomorrow!