Monday, November 2, 2020

Recovery From Shoulder Surgery

Moon at Sunset
 Surgery was 9/23/20 and therapy for my shoulder started the week after surgery.  Last week I saw the surgeon ( 5 week followup) and he said I am on track for proper healing and reclaiming 100% use of my shoulder.  That being said, I still have two months of physical therapy. 

Most days were filled with periods of rest, pain meds, ice packs, and naps. There was not a whole lot going on otherwise.  I was able to drive a couple of weeks ago, but I only went out when absolutely necessary.  Or to save my sanity. 

Today, the pain is much better.   There are days when I have to take a pain pill and I still use the ice packs several times a day.  They have been a lifesaver.  I still have to sleep in a recliner.  I have tried to sleep in bed, but it is still too painful. 

We are experiencing a cool front and the temps are in the low 70's.  It is a wonderful change from the 90's that we have been dealing with lately.  The house is open, the breeze is blowing through the house.  Such a nice change. 

The cool weather has motivated me to get busy.  I have cleaned out and inventoried the freezer in the kitchen.  Made banana bread with some frozen bananas that I found in the freezer and prepped some hard-boiled eggs using my rice cooker. 

Otherwise, Things are the same.  And that is okay with me.  No drama is a good thing. 


3 comments:

  1. It's great that your shoulder healing is on track for complete recovery. I can see how sleeping in a bed would hurt. You are so correct that no drama is a good thing.

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  2. I think shoulder surgery is just the pits, I am happy you are taking it so well.

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    1. There were days when I was quite miserable with the pain. Luckily, those don't happen quite as much.

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