Shoulder surgery went as planned on Friday, not the worst case scenario or the best. Turns out that my whole shoulder joint was very loose, the labrum was stretched out so the ortho "pleated and sutchered " it to tighten it back up, realigned the shoulder and left me in an immobilizer that straps my wrist to my belly, my arm to my side and the whole thing wraps around my waist........very fashionable.......pictures to come.
I can't lift from the shoulder at all, neither up or out, I can only move my arm from the elbow joint. SAturday was the worst day, but still only took 3 Percocet all day. Saturday and Sunday I was able to get up and around a bit more and only took 3, 600mg Ibuprofen each day. Yesterday was my first day back to work, and I only took 2 Ibuprofen!! Today I have not taken anything for pain and each day is getting better and better.
I'd have to say that frustration has been my biggest issue! I had a total meltdown over not being able to open the plastic on the frozen pancake pkg......, I have to go to work with wet hair and "left handed makeup", can't pluck my eyebrows, and it takes me forever to do everything......I am such a control freak, such a go getter and I NEVER sit down......let's just say that this little surgery has opened my eyes.....and according to all of my friends and family....it was "God's little way of telling me to SLOW DOWN and take it easy......
So thanks to all of you for checking on me , I am hanging in there and doc told hubby that he expects me to be at 100% in about 4 months if I follow all directions to a tee........1 minor detail, I get the results of last week's MRI on my right knee, at tomorrow's post-op shoulder appt.......if he says surgery is needed, I might have a total breakdown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!