Post Op

Thanks for the prayers. Tuesday’s surgery went well as far as Dr. Weinstein is concerned. He repaired my rotator cuff and also fixed a tear in my biceps. The procedure was arthroscopic so I’ll have no scars to show off, just two pin holes.

After surgery

surgery marks

The doc’s been right about the post op pain—it’s intense between pills. I trust he will also prove accurate about the healing process. I’ll be in a sling for six weeks and start physical therapy next Thursday. Hopefully I’ll recover the full range of motion in four-to-six months.

Sleeping—or trying to—in a recliner is the worst. My heart goes out to people who have to do it every night like my sister-in-law Linda. It’s like being a conductor on a night train, with stops at 11:44, 12:47, 1:55, 3:07, 4:15 and 7:00.

Sleeping in reclinerMy goal for now, a good night’s sleep.


5 thoughts on “Post Op

  1. So sorry you had to sleep in your lounge chair. I do understand the train conductor analogy, all my nights are like that only after two and a half years on “The Chair” I find that 4 to 6 hour stints are possible. You can get quite alot done in the 2 or so hours in between however, I do fall asleep some days whenever I sit down to do anything like watch a movie or TV show. Reading is very difficult because the book ends up on the floor more often than not and going out to a movie is a waste of money on those days. My dear daughter keeps me awake at church with loving nudges. Falling to sleep over my computer is interesting, rou neveer k,now vhat you fimegers miight hav opressed in you pleep. I’ve heard that lack of sleep does shorten your life. I do know it effects my quality of life, of course I have MS and chronic pain also but I refuse to let it keep me down. After all there are many many people who are far worse off than I am.

    I am praying that your shoulder will heal quickly! Happy to be your Sister-in-law, Linda 🙂

    1. You’re the expert in this field, Linda. My problems are nothing compared to what you have gone through and continue to live with. My heart goes out to you and I wish I could make life better. I admire your perseverance and determination not to give up.

      Love ya,

  2. Glad that this is behind you now…will continue to pray for good sleep and a speedy recovery.

  3. We are up to praying lots more, every day, Mike. Trust that every day will be a little better–different anyway. Love you.. Mom and Dad

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