Sunday, November 30, 2014

It All Comes to a Grinding Halt

Well, I had expected life to come to grinding halt tomorrow...when I was supposed to have surgery on my torn labrum in my shoulder. Instead, it went into some kind of limbo halt on Friday.  Black Friday was an ocean day for us... a last chance to run and breathe and play before surgery and Christmas and company.

These photos of Macy Blue - bringing three running dogs and three trotting humans to a complete halt feel a lot like my life right now!  But sometimes, distractions happen!

Yes, you can be trotting along having fun - or frantically cleaning your artsy fartsy house before you won't be able to - when something distracts you. Or your doctor. 

 When that happens, there's nothing you can do but go with it! Good friends can't really help much. They have to stand back and let you do what you gotta do!

Even if it takes a while... 

A long while. Sometimes, you just have to wait... and wait. 

And maybe even wait some more... My doc has his reasons for cancelling and I understand. And we just couldn't reschedule over a holiday weekend...sigh.

I haven't been reading sorry. Housecleaning is exhausting with one overworked good arm and one painfully decorative arm! And the time change still has me loopy...wanting bed at 7 pm and up at 3! I imagine we'll catch up after surgery...whenever that is!


Millie and Walter said...

Sorry to hear your surgery was postponed and you aren't feeling well otherwise. It looks like you and Macy had a great time at the beach though.

Snowbrush said...

You have my email address. When you have that surgery, I'll be as good a resource for you as I can. The first thing I would suggest is to forget about using whatever cooling device they give you to take home, and to buy yourself three, ample-sized blue-ice packs. I would recommend Therapy Gel brand 10" x 15". I've had three shoulder surgeries, and I've used these packs for all three, and they work far better and with far less aggravation than any kind of hospital-provided cooling device. I would suggest that you look for them now in case you have to order them. By buying three, you can always have two in the freezer. You will need to use a towel between the ice and your shoulder so as now to get frostbite, and frostbite will be more likely if you're wasted on narcotics, yet I've NEVER had frostbite because even on narcotics, you will feel the cold enough to avoid it. Another thing I would strongly suggest is that you ask for oxycodone or Dilaudid (for use at home) rather than hydrocodone because hydrocodone is weaker and always come in combination with acetaminophen, a drug that's bad for your liver, and is easy to take too much of when it's mixed with another drug. Finally, you will want to sleep sitting up because your pain level will go through the roof lying down, so you will need an adjustable bed or a recliner. I used a recliner after every surgery, but it sucked compared to an adjustable bed. You might pick up either at Good Will.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Life sure does suck for you. Here's hoping the surgery is rescheduled very soon, like asap!!! Mom says Snowbrush has some great suggestions for you, especially the gel packs. You can even get one that will wrap over the top of your shoulder and around your neck. Mom says they were the best thing for her broken arm.

Macey sure looks like she was having fun - nice that you have her for a distraction:)

Feel better.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom

Mark Muller said...

seems the time before christmas isn't easy no matter on which side of the big pond. I hope you can easy the pains a little while you wait for your surgery.
Send you a bucket of good thoughts and Weimaraner-power.
Easy Rider

rottrover said...

Hey! I'm waitin' for my toy, girlfriend!!