Over the past six days I have gotten a whole new appreciation of what my mother and father went through for all the years that I was a teenager. On Thursday, January 19 I had rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder. This would have been bad enough if it was my left shoulder but being my right shoulder which I write with, drive with, eat with, tie my shoes with, fastened my belt with, brush my teeth with, makes life a bit more of a challenge.
So it presents a whole new challenge to life right now. This is where the appreciation for my mother comes in. I never understood the amount of work she had with my dad as she dressed him, combed his hair, got him out of bed in the morning. I Appreciate it more now that my dear wife has to do it and help me with just about everything. Together I’ve mastered sleeping in a chair, resting the arm on a pillow, and taking the brace on and off. She’s been very patient as we have worked through the process, learning what the restrictions are and what the process involves. We’ve also had the benefit of having Jeremy here over the weekend and in the evenings to help out when needed.
Yesterday we started therapy on it, which will involve more intensive work to try to get back in shape and trying to return me to work as soon as possible. Fortunately the pain has not been as bad as anticipated and we’ve been able to manage it pretty much with medication and icing it. The therapy will continue for the next three months both at home and at physical therapy. I will wear the brace for about eight weeks but it will allow me to return to work soon.
The weather has cooperated very well down here being mostly in the mid-50s, we have not had a wear jackets while going outside and we’ve been able to enjoy the fresh air.
I also purchased Dragon dictate which allows me to dictate to my computer for e-mails, instant messenger and for posting to this blog. That will make it easier to return to work and to continue to do what I do everyday which is analyze the business processes of IT and to communicate with folks pretty much around the world.
Well it’s about it for now.
P. S. How bout them Giants