October 13, 2017

Thrity Days Post Op

Thirty days in a sling. The only thing I can think of to describe the pain, that doesn't start with an F is 'ow'!

Physical Therapy has started; Range of Motion only (again, "ow") but therapist is impressed. He says they threw the kitchen sink at me with the surgical procedures. Pretty much everything that could be wrong with a shoulder was wrong: torn tendons, detached tendons, torn ligaments, torn rotator cuff and a couple of ripped muscles and even a couple of little bone spurs and bumps that they sanded off (as long as they were in there!).

Trying to do therapy and recovery opoid-free but therapist says recovery is easier when one is not in a lot of pain, so hubby breaks a Percocet in half and I take it with a Hail Mary, an Our Father and light a candle for the Goddess! Covering all my bases!

Good news is I can't wear a bra...YAY!  Can't pull up my own pants, so, unless I am out of the house to visit folks, Physical Therapy or Barnes & Noble, I am in long skirt and commando! Reminds me of the '60's!

All in all, I think I am on the way to recovery.  Therapist is uber impressed with the shoulder's range of motion. I am uber impressed that he has moved my arm in so many positions and I haven't decked him with my right hand!  (See, I do have a bit of self-restraint!)

Recovery is an incredible experience. It is much the same as having a household of guests but without the appetizers! One sees all the things one is blind to unless you are seeing it through the eyes of company. You know, the closet door that is sorely in need of paint, the dust bunnies settling in and around the piano and dust! Lots and lots of dust!

I noticed an incredible number of globes. I guess I collect balls, glass balls mostly but other round items, many of them have their own collections started of dust. We are all collecting dust.


Glass globe, ceramic balls and turquoise beads, all round. (p.s. I read somewhere in the last month that gray walls were out of style, as is purple accessories such as my drapes. I say, "who cares!")

Then I realized that there were more glass globes on the piano. Unequal amount of dust, so I might have brush the feather duster over the space, or maybe thoughtful sister-in-law did it while I was in the bathroom, wrestling with my underwear!

Yes, I watered the plants! Right after taking this picture!


Yup, I do love me some round! Again, there is a large purple globe, so yesterday!  Keeping it, though. I usually have it in my bedroom with...yes, another collection of crystal balls and dust. Every time my granddaughter Katie comes to visit she always writes, "Hi Nana, I love you, Katie!" in the dust. One of the best things in my life.

So, my friends. Recovery is slow but sure but know that I am having a ball while re-cooping!

What do you think of my raw garnet? Grayish stone next to fluorite at top of photo! Cool, huh? Looks like one of the Sand People from Star Wars!!!
Got a great collection of Witches Balls hanging in the windows, too! Several Trees-on-a-globe balls hanging from ceilings here and there.

Sound like a harmless collection or do you think there's a call for a bit of therapeutic assist?

13 comments:

  1. good to hear that recovery is going well for you!

    and (believe me) underwear is overrated; you don't need it; I've been without it for 40 years now. FREE YOUR BODY!

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    1. Tossing out the undies today! Except for the purple push-up bra that makes me look Super Cougar in my goddess renassaince dress!

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  2. Glad you're on the mend and ... you have beautiful balls!

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    1. Thanks, I thought you might like my balls!

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  3. Sounds like the operation went well and your recovery is progressing nicely. Sorry to hear about the pain but hopefully that too will recede as your shoulder heals. I see your beautiful collection of globes, balls and round items as a manifestation of Divine Feminine energy! May Brigid aid your healing.

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    1. C'mon Brigid, our home is always open to you.

      Pain is expected, it's the sheer boredom that occasionally sneaks in that is such a bother. I like to be busy...one can only dust so much, you know!

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  4. Good to read that you are recovering and there is progress.

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    1. Thank you! Nothing but easy from here!

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  5. Sorry about all the pain, but I'm happy to hear that you are recovering. What a super collection of balls you have :)

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    1. These globes and balls really are special. Maybe I was a gypsy fortune teller in a past life, seeking the crystal ball that was stolen from my colorful caravan! Hey, that could be a good kids story!

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  6. your pain sounds little scary to hear as i too had surgery and felt the gust of it for more than two weeks.

    heartiest pray that may god give you remarkable health .
    enjoyed reading your way of writing ,you are truly a super star who can deal with any storm so calmly , this is inspiring my precious friend,

    Take great care and stay always as just you are ,the Wonderful!!!

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    1. I think I'm past the hard stuff! Healing well.

      I'm glad you like my writing. A dear friend once told me that my style of writing is 'Reverent Irreverence!'

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  7. I just read both this post and the earlier one in which you rushed to get so much done before the surgery so I can see how not being able to do everything is getting you don, but enjoy the down time and take time to heal Toni. And the collection was beautiful and I enjoyed a few of the previous comments, especially Bob's.

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