That Sling Is Gone!

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.

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14 thoughts on “That Sling Is Gone!

  1. Anna March 2, 2016 / 10:40 am

    So glad you’re doing well, Dinata! Don’t work too hard! 😉

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    • Dinata Misovec March 2, 2016 / 4:34 pm

      I only had the sling off for half an hour before I over-did it. But, I can tell already that I’ll get well quickly as soon as I start physical therapy. Of course, I’ll want Andy to continue with the attentive care for weeks more!

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      • Anna March 2, 2016 / 7:14 pm

        Oh yes, I’m sure the physical therapy will help tremendously! 🙂 Yes, you’ll definitely want Andy’s attentive care for many more weeks! 😉 So sweet of him!

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  2. Remember Me March 2, 2016 / 10:51 am

    My scan is on Friday for a similar condition. I have the same surname as you doctor. How amazing.

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  3. Carol Ferenc March 2, 2016 / 5:21 pm

    Good riddance to the sling!! Glad to hear you’re on the mend, Dinata.

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  4. kiwinana March 2, 2016 / 7:02 pm

    Nice to see you are improving now, even if it takes a little while to get back to doing everything as you used too.
    It’s always nice to have a little bit of help from a loved one though.

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  5. Cas Olverson March 3, 2016 / 12:01 pm

    congratulations little bird, newly let out of your cage! Fred should be a new man by this time tomorrow — gets 3-wire heart pacemaker beginning 6:30 in the morning.

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  6. bayphotosbydonna March 3, 2016 / 4:32 pm

    Stay with the therapy, it’s important to get that arm back up in the air. It’ll be two years since I had spurs from my right shoulder removed; and it still feels great, as if nothing ever happened. Was yours laproscopic surgery? Mine was, made for faster healing. 🙂

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  7. Cas Olverson March 5, 2016 / 11:56 am

    caught up on some of your recent posts. it is amazing the wonderful things you “see” and photo-record in totally nondescript and/or obscure places. viz., who on earth ever heard of a rainbow tree? i’ll remember /that /one for forever.

    Fred is doing great from pacemaker implant yesterday. he’s all pink-faced instead of gray green ashen, and in between naps to shake off twilight anesthesia — i swear his brain is working better (already!). on a scale of 1 to 10 he’s at an 11 🙂 The only bad part is that we have to wait till 3/22 for him to be fully “discharged” from medical care, can’t return to Marathon till 3/25 — just in time to pack up belongings from cottage to leave on/about 1 April. groan.

    glad for you that you are enjoying a “new” shoulder! working parts are critically important as we get older 😉

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