Slow Going


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.

Tattoo
Temporary Tattoo

Sling Buddy

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.

Sling Buddies
Sling Buddies

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Sling Buddy

If you want to your own sling buddy and can’t afford a hospital issue model—more expensive than a tuxedo—just make your own MacGyver Utility Sling. Empty you 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.

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One thought on “Slow Going

  1. HA HA HA
    THE SLINGBUDDY.

    I can imagine your bruising from your surgery. I had bruises on the tops of both my hands from blood draws (fun getting woke up 4 times in a 24 hour period to have a large bore needle stuck in the top of your hand for a blood draw. (I’m sure you’ve felt that before enough yourself) Then the 5 or 6 places on my arms where they had the various IV insertions. That took about 2 months to clear up on me. Then I had a massive bruise on my nose from my B-Pap machine that was really ugly, so I can only imagine your bruising from your surgery. I had bruises and stiffness for months after my accident in 1990 and I was only 30 then.

    I tend to rig my durable medical equipment too. I have a C-PAP
    machine for my sleep Apnea I’m the poster boy of Sleep Apnea 🙂 The poor Kaiser girl came running to wake me up, she thought I was going to have a heart attack or stroke. She said the average apneatic has 15-30 episodes an hour. I averaged about 90-105. My snore level went off their chart roughly about the level of a jet engine taking off. 🙂 I have to keep my machine and mask functioning to keep my wife. Literally. 🙂
    I have tape all over it too keep it together because I can’t afford the $1200 to replace it. God bless Medical Equipment Companies and their desire to help. 🙂

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