Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Random Tuesday

Welcome!  I'm linking up with Stacy Uncorked for some randomness,  Join us!

I'm typing all of this with one hand, which drives me nuts, but I'm alive!  I survived shoulder surgery!  An impingement repaired, arthritis cleaned up, bone spur removed, and a tear in the rotator cuff tendon repaired.  Since there was a tear, recovery is expected to be longer.
I'll be in my pillow sling 4-6 weeks and physical therapy longer than that.  I know now why I have to wear the sling because I was able to take it off for a quick shower, and the pain during those short minutes was excruciating.

I'm experiencing several side effects from the meds.  The itching is the worst, and it's definitely from the pain medicine, but the one I haven't been able to link to meds is muscle spasms.  They started yesterday.  They don't last very long, but they are severe enough to wake me up, not that I'm sleeping much... 2-4 hours at a time usually.  Arms, hands, legs, feet, torso, face.  They aren't like a charlie horse.  If they continue, I'll call the Dr. since I won't see him till Monday.

So... recovery is how I will spend the rest of the summer.  I hope I am able to craft a little bit in a couple of weeks.  I also need to clean out some closets.

This last Sunday was Father's Day which is difficult for me.  My dad passed away in October, 2004.  I have to keep my wall up and live in denial because the grief is too hard to deal with.

My mom came over the day of my surgery.  She cooked me soft-boiled eggs.  Have you ever had a 4-minute egg?  And isn't it funny how mom can take something ordinary and make it special?  No matter our age, moms still want to take care of us.  I'm the same way with my kids.  My family is taking good care of me, but I don't like being dependent.  I sure am catching up on TV shows!  What are your favorite shows?

It's also time to link up with Time Out for Mom for Coffee Chat. She says: Be Inspired!! Share something that inspired you this week: a quote, a photo, a story in the news. Let's spread some positivity!

My mom inspires me!  She has had lung cancer and part of her lung removed.  She has had breast cancer and a mastectomy. She recently had skin cancer removed.  She is a strong woman.  She also laid my dad to rest about 10 years ago, and she still keeps going,  Her dream was to go to Jerusalem, and she did that, too.  She mentors an emotionally disturbed pre-teen, volunteers  at the library and the local food bank, and prepares meals for the needy families who stay at our church once a month.  She is not a saint, but she is kind, thoughtful, smart, and strong.  She can be the perfect pain-in-the-butt, too, but I'm proud to call her my mom.


  1. I plan on catching up on Games of Thrones hopefully this week. I missed the entire season. It's not my typical show - it's a bit racy for me at times, but the writing is excellent. Oddly enough, it was my mom who got me hooked on it. I remember telling her after we watched the first Season, that I felt I should ground her and send her to her room for watching it. LOL

    Your mom is amazing. Bless her -- the world needs another million at least of her. :)

    hope the recovery goes smoothly....and fast!

  2. I hope your recovery gets better for you. I feel your pain about missing your Dad. I can definitely see why your Mom is your inspiration. She has so many wonderful qualities and reasons for people to look up to her. She is a great female role model, heck she is a great role model for any sex.

  3. Your mom sounds like an amazingly strong woman!

  4. My shoulders just got empathy pains for you! Here's hoping for a speedy recovery! :)

    And your mom is awesome!!! Would she be interested in adopting another adult child? >;o)~

    Thank you for the offer of advice - I will definitely be emailing you in a couple days when I'm at my computer longer than a few minutes. You ROCK! :)

  5. Oh, I feel your pain in regard to shoulder surgery with myself recovery from knee surgery just two weeks ago. Rest and take it easy! Your mother sounds like an amazing woman!


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