Tomorrow the rotator cuff and tendons in my right shoulder are undergoing a bit of surgical repair.
I’m pretty sure that a couple of good landings off my horse helped to do the damage but I have ignored it until my right arm is slowly but surely starting not to work very well. So, off to the O.R. we go!
As soon as people learn I am having rotator cuff surgery, they feel compelled to tell me just how bad it will be and how excruciatingly painful. It’s a bit like the horror stories people share with you when they find out you’re pregnant. Who really needs to know that labor can last 36 hours, that heads can be huge and having babies can cause so much pain?
But tell they do. So, I am facing surgery with fear in my heart and sneakers on my feet. Wonder how far I can run in a day?
Anyway, I will be sidelined for a couple of weeks, doing one armed living and wishing I had stayed on the horse instead of sailing over him!
I hope to be back in mid to late March. Until then, I’ll be reading(my favorite Olympic sport) and thinking but not writing. But I will be back!
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Thanks Tony, for the insights and information. The sling is a monster – I have to think about entering through doorways. I’ve practiced a bit and it looks like it truly immobilizes. And will do exactly what I’m told to do. Good to know you are feeling better already!
Best of luck to you, I’ll be praying for your speedy recovery. Your posts are always uplifting and inspiring, and I really enjoy your efforts!
Thanks so much for your prayers and for your kind words. I can use both!
Best of luck, Pat. I had the two procedures (rotator cuff repair and subacromial decompression) last September and am now starting to feel that I am getting back to normal (I had over 10 years of restricted mobility before the rotator tear forced me to have the operation). Take it easy, follow all the advice you are given as to what you can or shouldn’t do, follow the physiotherapy exercises and you’ll be glad you had it done. For me the worst part was that wearing the sling for 6 weeks made me really understand and appreciate just what some of our truly disabled colleagues have to put up with.
Not being able to type (except with my left hand) was very frustrating.
Take care, regards, Tony
Here’s to a speedy recovery then.
Thanks for the wish Wade. I’m trying to think positively and am usually pretty fast at recovery but I have heard so many horror stories lately that I am just tuning them out now!