I went to see Dr. Collins this morning, ten days after the surgery. The nurse took the stitches out and Dr. Collins said I don’t have to wear that sling anymore. It hurts to move my arm, but he said I won’t hurt the shoulder by doing so. He gave me a prescription for nine physical therapy sessions and sent me on my way. Hooray!!
It only took ten days for me to develop a lot more sympathy and empathy for those who have a permanent disability. I felt so helpless the last ten days, not to mention the frustration. That was worse than the pain.
Well, I guess it’s back to cooking, cleaning, laundry, and making the bed. Maybe I can convince Andy to continue tying my shoes though.