I’m not very happy at the moment, I feel as though Nellie is slowly suffocating me. I have a strap around my waist (my gastric band) as well as one over my shoulder so wearing it in bed means that my ribs ache when I wake up in the mornings. Sitting around on my arse all day is doing nothing for my back problems so last night I had to sit on a dining chair while watching TV – not at all comfortable – especially as I was unable to rest my arm on a cushion as I usually do.
Steve is back to work tomorrow so have to manage without him – although I will get up at the crack of dawn so that he can help me get dressed. I have an appointment tomorrow so I need to go out – I just hope I can manage to get my coat on. The gastric band isn’t long enough to go around my coat so I will have to leave it off while I’m out.
We went into the office this morning for a couple of hours just to stay on top of things – Steve was a great help, we got loads done so now at least I don’t need to worry about being off sick. I will probably find out on Wednesday just how long I need to be off sick, and how successful the tendon repair has been. To be honest I’m not optimistic of the news being good as it still hurts and it aches like you wouldn’t believe. The dressing is still on too, but that may come off on Wednesday then you can have another lovely picture!
Deanna Van Der Velde said:
If it helps to get it off your chest please continue to sharexx
It really does – and its a reminder to myself for when I have the other arm done. Yes believe it or not I have not been put off doing it all again – if anything its made me all the more determined to see it through.
Tracy G said:
Hopefully things will start to improve for you Hun … It can’t be easy but your positivity still shines through & glad it’s not putting you off surgery for the other shoulder . To be honest you couldn’t have anticipated your tendon tearing like it did & unfortunately there is not many blogs on the Internet with this sort of experience so for anyone considering shoulder surgery it’s got to have helped them on what & what not to do post surgery & I know this doesn’t help with what your going through right now but it will help when you have the other shoulder replaced & you will be experienced in the ins & outs so stay positive & fingers crossed it gets better for you real soon …. Like your friend says it’s helping you to talk about it & get it off your chest …. It’s not easy but nothing beats the Shelly I know so chin up chick you are an inspiration . Xxx