I’m not bouncing back from surgery as fast as I’d hoped. The body doesn’t like strangers rooting around inside with sharp instruments, much less injecting it with large doses of anesthesia.
On the plus side, my bruising is coming along nicely. I start physical therapy on Thursday and if I mind my P’s and T’s, I could be good as new in 6-8 months.
If you want your own sling buddy and can’t afford a hospital issue model—more expensive than a tuxedo—just make a MacGyver Utility Sling. Empty your or your wife’s favorite large purse and cut out the ends. Hang the straps over your neck and insert your arm up to the elbow.
Now duct tape the sling to your body and leave in place for six weeks. Remove it to shower but be sure it’s back on for bed. Sleeping in a sling eliminates all that random motion and gives you time to think about more important things than actually sleeping.
As you and your sling buddy grow close, you will naturally come up with pet names for it. Please do not send these to me as this is a family blog.