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Surgery and Vulnerability

I probably should let everyone know how I’m doing.  I had surgery on September 3, when it was discovered I had a “massive” tear in my right rotator cuff (see my previous post for more info on what THAT is… ugh)  My husband had this done 6 years ago, so he knew I was in for a long haul.  His job required using his rotator cuff for heavy lifting, and it was four months before he could go back to work. It is these kinds of events that cause reflection on one’s life, and test marriages.  I’m not writing about “wellness” today, but instead about emotional wellness, and being vulnerable. So the lowdown is I’m fine, had a MASSIVE tear. (Imagine my surprise when my actual operative consent read “Repair of Massive Right Rotator Cuff Tear”).  Oh yippee, I’ll sign up for this!  Part of my brain was screaming, “Leave, Run! This is gonna really hurt! Danger Will Robinson, Danger!”  If I had really known what the loss of my right hand for a month …