Christmas Eve 2016 is a bit different to Christmas Eve 2015 – last year I was just being admitted for urgent surgery to repair a torn rotor cuff tendon, following a total replacement of my left shoulder only four weeks previously. At the same time I was also suffering a lot with increasing pain and stiffness in my right shoulder.
This morning I woke without pain in either shoulder and I can now raise both hands above my head with ease. I remind myself that it’s only just over two months since my right shoulder replacement and that MUST continue with my exercises for sometime yet, however oddly enough the left shoulder is still sore one year after the rotor cuff repair. Both shoulders will be x-rayed again in March so I promise to update again then if not before.
I shall miss writing this blog but I hope that those who have found this useful will keep in touch, especially if you have had replacement surgery yourself.
So for now I would like to say thank you to everyone who has read this blog and followed my progress through two total shoulder replacements, my surgeon Mr Aldridge and the physio team who have given me two pain-free shoulders in time for Christmas 2016, friends and family, and last but not least to Steve, who has hauled me out of many black holes and chased away the Grumpy Cow on more than one occasion, as well as being there with an endless supply of cuddles when I needed them. ❤️
Merry Christmas to you all and best wishes for a better 2017.
Lilian Smith said:
Keep up the good work sweetheart. You are so brave. Tons of love to you and Steve. Merry Christmas and a very healthy and happy new year. Aunt Lil and uncle Peter.xx
Merry Christmas Shelly! Thank you so much for sharing your stories with us. It helped me so much during my shoulder replacement. As I recover from a knee replacement, all your stories are still helping me. My grumpy cow has been visiting me a lot lately, and I can actually smile, for the name grumpy cow anyway!! It makes me laugh😉. I’m glad you’re doing so well and hope everything continues going well in 2017!!
I’ve really enjoyed corresponding with you over the last months. I hope to keep in touch then if I ever need a new knee you can give me some tips. Have a good Christmas and I wish you all the very best for 2017 🍷
A positive end to the year and your operations. Well done. Thank you for all your support during my second shoulder replacement! Enjoy your holiday and continue to have a healthy 2017 Michelle
Best wishes to you too Peta, I hope we can continue being ’email pals’ as I’ve enjoyed corresponding with you very much and you’ve helped me a lot with my recovery and the Hints and Tips page of my blog. I hope we can catch up again after the New Year 🍷