Sunday, July 17, 2011

Special Thank You and Progress Report

I want to thank every one for all their good thoughts. A very special thank you to Denise, my sister, for clearing her calendar to be with me on surgery day and also to my Southern Stitching Sister, Melinda, for the beautiful bouquet of flowers that arrived Friday morning. Also I want to thank Amy and Ruth for their emails of support. I am truly blessed to have such wonderful friends.

I have been very lucky in that I have not had any terrible pain. The first night my arm was numb so I felt nothing but I was told to take the pain pills to stay ahead of the pain. On Friday, I had mild discomfort but nothing I needed pain meds for but Don and Denise said to take them. On Saturday, I really had no pain but took the mildest pill. Today I stopped all pills. I feel pretty good. I am still having blurry vision, which is a side effect of one of the pills, and, of course, limited movement in my arm. I consider myself very lucky after all the horror stories I heard from people who had the surgery. The only inconvenience is sleeping in a chair but the good thing is my hair always looks perfect when I get up.



Beth said...

So glad to hear that you had a successful surgery. I had a similar experience of sitting in a chair to sleep when I broke a bone in my shoulder. Yes, no bed head was a big plus! It was surprising how quickly I adapted so do wish you have a similar experience. Love all your needlework and hope to see you at the Edwardian Needle in the fall....

Robin said...

Glad you are on the mend. Remember, you can only heal once so take it easy and do the right thing. We are on your side. Hugs to you and Denise. Robin

Meggie said...

My mom had similar surgery two summers ago. She had the rotator cuff repair along with breaking the frozen shoulder that was setting in. She did really well with it and her OT was amazed at how fast she progressed. Like you, she had very little pain as ling as she slept in a recliner. Her only issue was that she couldn't properly wash her hair and blow-dry it one handed! Good luck!

Melinda said...

I'm so pleased that you are doing so well, Linda! That's amazing that you have already cut out the pain medication. Maybe that's a good sign that your recuperation will be fast and that your therapy will go well.

Glad you're enjoying the flowers - they're pretty!

Take care!

Kelly Clark said...

Hi Linda-Dear! I am so happy that your surgery went well, and that the surgeon was pleased...a Good sign. Like Robin
said, Take It Easy! I always push to
soon, pay later! So don"t do as I do!
Take Good Care and you will be stitching in no time!