Informative Post – February 11, 2018

I am sorry that it has taken me so long to do this post. Last week was a very bad week starting off on Monday with my falling off of the sidewalk in front of a gas station, with my wheelchair ending up on my back and me on my right side.

I couldn’t have ended up on my  better side, could I? My right side is my worst side.

After falling on Monday, I saw the orthopedic surgeon on Tuesday. Three different people did all kinds of things with my already hurting arms. They showed me the picture of my x-ray and told me just how bad my right shoulder is. Where I originally thought that I was going to have rotator cuff repair and have a recuperation time of 4 to 6 weeks, I found out that I need a TOTAL SHOULDER REPLACEMENT with a recuperation time of 4 to 6 months, not weeks, but months. 

Then on Wednesday I went to the neurologist to find out about the constant pain and recurring shooting pain in the back right side of my head. They also poked and prodded me quite a bit. This just made the pain worse in my head.

By this time in the week, my whole body was hurting from my fall on Monday. The result of all of this was that Thursday was a total blur. I stayed in the bed and slept almost the whole day and into the evening. Friday and Saturday I was busy with trying to get some order back into my apartment. I have neglected my apartment quite a bit since my shoulders started hurting and locking up so bad, so I spent the whole day yesterday trying to get things to at least look somewhat better.

With everything that has been going on with my health this week, my crochet has really suffered. I don’t even have one foot done on the scarf. I am going to try my hardest to have the scarf finished by the time I see my primary care doctor on Tuesday. The primary care doctor is going to do my Pre-Surgery work-up and hopefully I will find out my surgery date. Once I find out my surgery date I will have a better idea as to how many scarves I hopefully will be able to complete before my surgery. There is no doubt that I will not be able to do any crochet for a few months after my surgery, so I have to do as much as I can before the surgery is done.

With having had a total left knee replacement, I know the pain after the surgery will be unbearable for a while. During my recuperation I am going to keep as positive of an attitude as I can. With my knee replacement, I was doing things in 6 weeks that I wasn’t supposed to be able to do before 6 months. That being the case I am confident that I can have a positive attitude with this surgery also.

I should be able to do an informative post by the 14th or 15th of this month to let you know what I find out on Tuesday. The post will be as soon as I can when I am not in so much pain. All of the poking and prodding, as well as having to be arranged in certain poses for the x-rays, has made the pain be almost unbearable and even something as simple as posting to the blog is excruciating. But I will do my best. The thought never even entered my mind that I could hurt so bad before the surgery.