Monday, December 08, 2014
It has been five weeks since I had rotator cuff surgery. I have to wear the sling for another week yet to make sure everything heals properly. I am so frustrated because I still can't do anything with my left arm. Every time I lift something my shoulder lets me know that it's not ready for that yet. I can't even sweep and wash my floors.
I have been very blessed because a lot of my church friends have come around me and helped me. I have been given meals from the Meals Ministry and one of the women in my small group even took all my laundry home with her and did it for me. One of my church friends who lives in my block said that she is going to continue to cook to make sure that I don't have to worry about preparing meals. I can cook, but I just can't use my arm do do the prep work. She treated me to lunch after church today and then gave me 5 meals to freeze for later in the week. She also came to my suite this afternoon and swept and washed my floors and vacuumed my living room for me. My son dropped by and brought me two free range chickens all cleaned and ready to cook. He said he can get more once I use those up.
I am still dealing with a lot of pain at times and I am still sleeping in my recliner. Hopefully I will be able to go for physio therapy after this week. I know my doctor told me it would take 3 to 6 months to heal properly, and that I wasn't do do anything to aggravate my shoulder. I am trying, but I am going stir crazy. Oh well, I'm just taking one day at a time. This too shall pass.
I am so thankful that I have so many wonderful friends who have helped me