January 17, 2018

Yep, It's Been A While

I'll make this short and succinct.
Last October, 10/10/17 to be exact, I tripped and fell in my garage. I landed on my face and left shoulder. Except for some scrapes, my face was fine. Unfortunately I shattered my left shoulder in three places.

This was the second time I had broken that shoulder. First time was in 1976 when I was chasing suspects in a drug deal. It never healed properly. It wasn't going to heal at all this time around.

I went into surgery on 10/16/17 and the entire joint was replaced. It's called a reverse total shoulder replacement. And it's a bear to recover. This is what I was left with after the surgery:

Lookit them freakin' screws. The T1000 Terminator had less metal. The rod almost reaches my elbow. I went in for my annual physical last week and showed this to my doctor. He said, "Holy shit!"

But it's finally feeling better and I am starting to actually use the arm more. I felt like crap for so long.  I can now pick up my 15 month old grandson and it doesn't hurt too  much. Hopefully by this Spring or early summer I will have a great deal more use.

On a more pleasant note, my daughter is expecting again. It's a boy and he is due in mid-June. Other than that and physical therapy, I stay inside mostly. It's been so cold here. Thank God for my neighbor across the street who has been helping with the snow as I can only do so much with a small electric blower. Can't handle the big 10 HP one anymore, so it was sold. We've had over 75" so far this year.

I'll keep you informed. I just don't feel like blogging much.