Friday, July 25, 2008

Post-Surgery


Originally, I was to have Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff repair early on Monday morning.
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That day my orthopaedic surgeon also found that I had an Impingement of the Shoulder.
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So I had a subacromial decompression also.
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That procedure can be seen here.
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They were both out-patient operations, so I was able to go home early Monday evening.
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I am wearing a sling on the arm and using Polar Care cold therapy.
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The doctor said to continue taking the Percocet every four hours for pain relief.
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I am to have the dressings removed next week and in two weeks time will be told when I can start physiotherapy again.
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Sleeping is difficult because the only way I am partially comfortable is to be sitting up.
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But the most difficult thing is no showers until the dressings are removed next week!
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Thank you to everyone for your kind get well wishes.
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Bear((( )))

17 comments:

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Hi from Lynda (GrannyK). I got here from Bob's place and just wanted to wish you well in your recovery.
I tore my shoulder 3 years ago pulling a too-heavy suitcase out of the back of a station wagon, so I really feel for you!
It's nice to meet another arctophile, and I love your bear pictures.

bobbie said...

Poor bear! I felt a surge of sympathy the minute I saw the picture.

Seriously, I hope all goes well and you're back to your old self soon.
I have a nice foam wedge I use to sleep half-sitting up all the time. Hope you have something like that. It makes life so much easier.

Mental P Mama said...

I am having sympathy pains for you...it's what I do best. Feel better soon, and I feel your no shower blues. That is the worst.

Carin Fuchs said...

Poor Bear - can only use one paw! I hope you'll soon feel better.

GJG said...

wow no showers for awhile huh, so what should we call ya "Dirty Harriet" maybe? Just kidding of course, and sounds like your on the mend okay. Looking forward to reading your answers to the Meme, in that I created it originally and tagged Kay---Cute Blog ya got there---very nice.

Gary (aka Old Dude)
http://threescoreplusten.blogspot.com/

Denise said...

Oh dear! Sounds not only painful but inconvenient too!
((((((HUGS))))))

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Oh deer I am allways sorry to see a Bear wiv a sling. Still, at leest it givs yu a carfty playce to hide sum extra lunch. I recomend sum hunny an soda bred or sum choklit peanuts.

I do hope yu feel better soon.

Nose hugs!

:@}

David said...

Bear, get your colouring books and crafts and head over. I am only good sitting up today as well. Sleeping was tough. I can swap you Tylenol 3's for percocets.
Best wishes!

sablonneuse said...

Oh you poor Bear! That sounds really painful, not to mention inconvenient. Hope you feel better soon.
Bisous and hugs.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Oh my goodness that sounds painful. Percocet is your friend.

Do you have a recliner that you could sleep in? When my son was born he only wanted to be held and so for any of us to get any sleep I spent many nights with him on my chest in the recliner quasi-sitting up but at least back enough that I could sleep.

Hope you have a speedy recovery.

Joy Des Jardins said...

Oh Bear, I hope you're feeling okay. I know what you mean about the shower. I had elbow surgery 4 years ago and had to go through the same thing....it's no fun for a while. I hope you recover beary quickly sweetie.....thinking of you... ~Joy

Nancy said...

Wishing you a speedy Recovery!

Kay Dennison said...

Trust me when I tell you that I understand the "joys" of recovery having spent a good portion of my life recovering from something. I pray that yours is speedy and perfect. And remember -- a positive attitude is your best friend!

i beati said...

how's the progress??How do you sleep . Get some of those squishy absorb the weight pilows and let them do the work. I love them for any pressure problem.I tried the pre post it said scheduled but never posted.??What =did I do??where do all the bear clothes come from??sandy

Femail doc said...

Shoulder surgery is a difficult recovery. Best wishes for a speedy one!

Rose DesRochers said...

I came via Gary's blog. I hope you get better soon and will keep you in my prayers.

Midlife Slices said...

I hope you are up and at 'em after your surgery and life is bearable again. :)