Monday, August 6, 2012

Post-shoulder surgery blogging

It is NOT a coincidence that it has been about a month since my shoulder surgery!

To recap, I had a SLAP tear (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior) of my right labrum.  The SLAP tear occurs at the point where the tendon of the biceps muscle inserts on the labrum.  I managed to do this likely in two parts:  I think I hurt my shoulder snowboarding, and then I really tore it when I slipped on the ice walking JJ back in the beginning of March.

Then my shoulder froze as well...  

So on July 9th, I had arthroscopic surgery, along with conventional surgery in my bicep.  

That, believe it or not, was the easy part...

The hard, excruciating part was the next day, when I really work up, realized I was in pain AND my right arm (and, my right writing hand) was rather useless.  And I didn't get to just stay home:  because they did not want the shoulder to refreeze, I went to Physical Therapy that first day, where my shoulder was manipulated into various places.

(Luckily for him, my physical therapist also owns one of my FAVORITE restaurants in town, Chang Thai, and the thought of being banned from there kept me from physically harming him.  That, and I was in no condition to hurt anyone...)

So, a few things are true:

1)  Darlene, my wife, can apply for sainthood.

2)  I've had good reason not to write blog posts (at least, for awhile)

3)  Facebook and Twitter are much easier to get back to then full fledge blogging.

4)  I'm feeling MUCH better now.

Lots of things have happened (the rest of Convention, two horrible mass shootings, a new bishop for NH, and the Olympics), but it is also summer, where it should be time to relax a little.

So I might get to a few things past, or perhaps I'll just jump to the present.

ANYWAY, thanks for reading, and I hope you will continue to do so.