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Phannie
Photo taken at Winchester Bay, Oregon

Thursday, May 9, 2019

A Shoulder to Cry On

At Majestic Pines RV Resort, Willis, Texas...

I thought I should give you an update on our condition since our freak accident in Fredericksburg that was described a couple of posts earlier in this blog. Sandy, obviously because of her relative youth and vigor, is pretty much back to about 90 percent, awaiting her broken nose to heal fully.

I wasn't so lucky. I noticed at the time of the fall that I couldn't raise my right arm above my waist. While the other bruises and lacerations have healed, the mobility problem with my arm has remained. My fear of a rotator cuff injury was confirmed by an MRI yesterday, and I will be having surgery in Houston as soon as it can be arranged.

This, of course, will completely change our plans for summer travel, as I will need physical therapy for quite a while after the surgery. On the positive side, we will be able to spend more time here with our family and gush over our new grandson, Sutton. 

I will be posting from time to time with progress reports, but these may not be all that often due to typing limitations with my right arm and my reluctance to turn this into a medical soap opera.  In the meantime, we always appreciate being included in your prayers.

Thank you, Lord, for this wonderful life; 
please forgive me if I fail to appreciate it as I should each day.

We don't stop playing when we get old; we get old when we stop playing.
--George Bernard Shaw






26 comments:

  1. I wish the best of luck to you with the surgery.

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    1. Thank you, Barney; looking forward to getting back to normal.

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  2. Aw, Mike, I'm so sorry to hear that news. If there's a silver lining to this cloud it's that the unfortunate incident occurred near your home base and not when you were several states away from your family and your doctors. So glad to hear that Sandy is healing well. I trust that she will be by your side throughout this ordeal ensuring that you remain a good and cooperative patient - especially when it comes time for physical therapy. Vaya con Dios, my friend. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

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    1. Thanks, Mary. How like you to guess correctly that I need a keeper when it comes to things like physical therapy and, well, a number of other things. Sandy is nothing if not persistent--and a priceless jewel, to boot.

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  3. Good luck with your surgery Mike, and the good thing that will come of it is more family time.

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    1. Thanks, George. I appreciate your kind wishes.

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  4. Really sorry to hear that. I have had rotor cuffs repaired on both shoulders (different times and incidents), and I can tell you that the Physical therapy is important! I sloughed off on the last one, and now it is hard to put a belt in the back middle loop of my jeans!! Good luck with it, and enjoy the family.

    However, don't share the poker jokes with them!

    Richard

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    1. I will take that advice, Richard, including the jokes. Thanks for the good wishes.

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  5. So sorry to hear that your fall was so serious! I'm guessing that playing the piano has also been put on hold for a time. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you recover. We're glad that you have the wonderful distraction of those sweet little grandsons while you are mending!

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    1. Aw, thanks, y'all. Yeah, the piano playing doesn't work so well right now, but I'm going to be cooperative with the therapy in hopes of getting that back to normal.

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  6. Wishing you the best on the shoulder repair and rehabilitation. You'll just have to learn how to snuggle with the grands using one arm.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. And that I can do. Thanks for your kind wishes.

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  7. Ouch, happy healing and remember to listen o you Physical Therapist...

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    1. Thanks; I will do that. Sandy can be a Nazi about things like that.

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  8. You are lucky to have a wife like Sandy. Us men just do not know how to take care of ourselves when we have a boo boo. Wish you both the best.

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  9. Too bad the result of your injury means surgery but we wish you all the best with the recovery process. Good for you, looking on the bright side of things. Life is short and there are many bright sides if we look for them!

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    1. Thanks, Patsy. I'm sure all well go okay; they have some wonderful surgeons here. And we do try to find the posiives, as do you.

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  10. Good luck with the surgery. If it must happen, Houston is a good place for it ... and having family nearby will be a bonus.

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    1. Thanks, Erin. I am glad I'm here among good medical care, and the family being around will help,for sure.

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  11. Mike, I'm so sorry to hear you'll need surgery... however I'm sure having that extra time with the grandkids will help. PT...a bit of a pain... but so worth it. Take care!

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    1. Thanks Cheri! I am a believer in the therapy, so I promise to be a good boy (and watch more carefully where I'm walking).

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  12. Oh my goodness, we just now got off the phone with Sandy and I’m late reading your blog. We are so sad you have to have shoulder surgery, and pray for a very positive outcome.
    I will try not to pick on you to much while your down...but you are just such a soft target for our darker humor! Now is your time Sandy, you may have your way with him💪💪💪💪
    God speed your healing process Mike, we will be thinking of you!

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    1. HaHa! That will teach you to be late reading my blog! There's no telling what kind of mess we'll get ourselves into. Don't worry, Sandy is a stern taskmaster; I won't get away with much. Thanks for the good wishes and hope you have a Happy Mother's day!

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  13. i just checked in your blog wow so sorry to hear about you all getting hurt.Thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery .Bob here in Md

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    1. Thanks, Bob. Came through the surgery okay; will post again when not so medicated.

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