Friday, September 12, 2014
This is Kathy's son Jamie again. Mom had her follow up visit with her surgeon yesterday. It went as well as it could have gone. First, she got her stitches out and replaced with steri-strips. He also told her that she only has to wear her sling for another week. From everything I understand, 3 weeks is on the shorter side of how long patients who have this surgery have to wear their slings. This is especially good news because the surgeon told her that she actually had multiple tears that he had to repair. This is also especially good news as the recovery from this surgery thus far has gone against Mom's instincts. Whereas with her knee surgery, she was able to start exercising it right away, this surgery has required her to not move her arm at all this whole time. I know that this sort of healing has been really hard for her, and I am really proud of how well she has done.
Also, she asked him if she could start therapy on her other shoulder at the same time that she does therapy on the one she had operated on. She's hoping that she can stave off surgery on the other one. He agreed to let her do so, and she begins therapy on both shoulders on Monday. If anyone can do double therapy at once, it's Mom. She amazes me at what a warrior she is and how she never complains. She gets to work on and does what needs to be done.
We still don't know when she'll be able to be back online. She misses everyone and thanks all of you for all of your support. Every bit of well wishing really means a lot to her and helps lift her up. For that, my Dad and I also thank all of you.
I'm sorry it's been so long since updates but my life got really hectic over the past several days. I'll do my best to give you all another one as soon as I can.
Thank you all again,