Monthly Archives: September 2012

Week 4 update

It’s been 4 weeks since the day of my surgery. I’m sleeping well at night now, but of course I don’t sleep on my right side. I still have pain when I bump my arm, do a movement that I’m … Continue reading

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A pleasant surprise – Weight loss!

It has been 3 weeks since my surgery and things are much better. I am back to sleeping in my bed and am taking only¬†ibuprofen¬†for pain as needed. The day after my surgery I was shocked to see that my … Continue reading

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Things you can expect after surgery

As I travel down the road of my journey through rotator cuff surgery, I’m going to endeavor to chronicle what you may expect if you decide to go forward with your surgery. I intend to add things to this list … Continue reading

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Adjusting to the situation

Last night I was having a hard time getting to sleep, probably because I’m trying to wean myself off of the pain meds at night. I tried to fight it by changing from my recliner to the couch and back … Continue reading

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First postoperative doctor’s appointment

Well, it’s been two weeks since my surgery, and today I had my first appointment with my surgeon since my operation. I first had the stitches removed from my three incisions. Then, xrays were taken to examine the areas where … Continue reading

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I’m thankful…

Since my operation, I’ve had a lot of time for thoughtful meditation. As I reflect on how things have gone since the morning of my operation, I am filled with thoughts of thankfulness. Here are just a few of those … Continue reading

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Day Seven – Take things a day at a time

Today is the one week anniversary of my surgery. After all my anxious thoughts before the operation, I have survived! Which brings me back to something I read before my surgery which actually helped me a lot. Here’s the quote: … Continue reading

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