I saw my cardiologist on Monday and was cleared for surgery. I will see my primary care again on Friday, and will find out what my next step is toward a surgery date. I have an appointment on March 14th to start physical therapy/occupational therapy on my left arm. The doctors want to try to strengthen my left arm as much as they can before my surgery, so that hopefully I will be able to use it more when I have the shoulder replacement on my right arm. My right arm will basically be out of commission for quite a while, as in 4 to 6 months, before I regain as much movement as possible in that arm. I just hope I will be able to prove them wrong, like I did when I had my left knee replacement and was doing things in 6 weeks that I wasn’t supposed to be able to do before 6 months.
There was one thing about me that they didn’t realize, I am a very determined person to push myself to the limits to do the best that I can at any given time, even if that means that I prove the doctors wrong, and do things that most normal people can’t do. I think they can’t do it because they don’t have a positive enough mindset going into it, and like I said, I am a very determined person to get better as quickly as I can and not draw it out any longer than what I have to.
I am still working on the grey scarf, even though it’s only a few rows at a time. The point here is that no matter how small of a difference I am able to make, I am still making myself crochet and do something on the scarf. It is sort of depressing that I have been working on it for so long, but at least I am working on it. I have not just given up and stopped working on it because of the pain. It’s commonly called,”working through the pain”. Some people are not willing to try to do that, but I’m not one of them.
It will probably be Friday, after seeing the doctor, when I post again. Depending on what she does to me or tells me, it may be Saturday though. If what she says upsets me too much, I won’t be able to post. It’s hard to do anything when you’re crying, and if she doesn’t clear me for the next step to surgery, I will cry and I know it. I am just so anxious to get this surgery over with, and get on the road to recovery, that I just don’t take being told that it isn’t going to happen for a long time any too well.
Guess that’s about all for now. As usual, I will keep you informed and up to date to the best of my ability. Just please keep me in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you in advance for doing it.