Sporadic posting…October 20, 2010
When you read this, I’ll either be preparing to go under the knife, be under it, or be out from under it! Of course, if you’re reading this post many days after it’s publication date, I’ll be well and truly out from under.
I’m having shoulder surgery — officially Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression (ASAD). It’s keyhole surgery (two incisions according to the orthopedic surgeon) that’s meant to take about 45 mins to an hour. I’m to be in hospital for one night, perhaps two, depending on recovery, pain management and the availability of the physiotherapist.
Unlike rotator cuff surgery, I’m meant to be in a sling for only a couple of days, then the surgeon wants me using the shoulder as much as possible to prevent ‘frozen shoulder’.
I don’t know how much use I’ll have of my left arm — but I do know that I’m not allowed to drive at all until I get the all clear from the surgeon… and I don’t meet with him again until November 1.
What this means is that my blog posts may be a little sporadic over the next week or two. If I can’t type, then I won’t be posting.