All posts tagged: surgery

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 …

Off to the OR

Well, I’m off to the Operating Room to get a torn rotator cuff repaired.  I thought for a fleeting second that maybe if I just took enough supplements…  Nah, there ARE certain things you can’t avoid, no matter how well you eat, and taking a heavy suitcase off a moving conveyor belt must have been my tendon’s tipping point.  I have torn the top (under the supraspinator muscle) and the lower (lo and behold, I have an old injury that’s healed… oh, so THAT’s why my arm hurt in 2000)  Whooppee for me.  I only hope that this means during recovery I’ll be able to post a bit more, but if you see me absent for awhile, this is why.  On the other hand, I had labs drawn yesterday, and my glucose, which always hangs around that “sorta-borderline-pre-diabetes” range was NORMAL!  Pretty exciting for me! So, here goes me in my worst position, being totally not-in-control.  That’s why I don’t like flying either.  Although I’m much better than I used to be.  I know, “let …