Two down, four to go!

United States
October 31, 2017 9:38am CST
Saw my Ortho doc yesterday, got the stitches out of my shoulder, and can actually be out of my sling for a while each day. Still have to wear it four more weeks, but at least I've found a few ways to make it bearable. And I know that sounds like a spoiled kid when I know what so many of you are going through. I guess it's all relative. But I do praise and thank God for His mercy. I wouldn't even be alive without Him, but that's for another discussion. Anyway, I appreciate all the prayers. And please don't quit, because I start physical therapy this week and I've been told, that's when the "fun" really begins. Glad I still have some strong pain meds left over.
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@Corbin5 (81577)
• United States
31 Oct
Praying your physical therapy is not that painful at all!!! Those pain meds just may come in handy.
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• United States
31 Oct
Glad I didn't need all of them since the surgery!
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@paigea (21190)
• Canada
31 Oct
PT can be brutal, (I've heard). But really improves the outcome.
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• United States
31 Oct
It has to happen if I want use of my arm again.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
31 Oct
I will be praying and I hope physical therapy isn't too bad for you.
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• United States
31 Oct
Thanks, I dread it, but it's a necessary evil, as they say.
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• United States
31 Oct
Good news that you can be out of your sling for awhile each day. Hope physical therapy isn't as bad as you're anticipating. Prayers and best wishes that you continue to get better each day
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• United States
31 Oct
Thank you so much, Marilyn.
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@HazySue (17029)
• United States
31 Oct
Physical therapy can be a bit painful but it really does help in the end. I hope it is not too painful for you.
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• United States
31 Oct
It probably will hurt, but I need to regain use of my arm.
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@HazySue (17029)
• United States
1 Nov
@1creekgirl You will be glad, in the end, that you do go through physical therapy.
@Kandae11 (26926)
31 Oct
I can't believe two weeks went by already.
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• United States
31 Oct
Easy for you to say! No, I'm just kidding. In a few days I'll be half way through. Well, with the sling. Total healing takes anywhere from 6 months to a year. But I should be pretty functional way before that.
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@sharon6345 (110453)
• United States
31 Oct
I wish you the best.
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• United States
31 Oct
Appreciate that, Sharon!
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@sallypup (21884)
• Moses Lake, Washington
31 Oct
I wish you lots of grit as you go through physical therapy.
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• United States
31 Oct
I had a chuckle at that. Grit and determination, perservance, and plain hard work. Ugg.
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@sallypup (21884)
• Moses Lake, Washington
31 Oct
@1creekgirl I've gone through PT. I wish you well in your journey.
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• United States
1 Nov
@sallypup Thank you!
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• Austin, Texas
31 Oct
That's good news! Good to hear.
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• United States
31 Oct
Thanks!
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@snowy22315 (34181)
• United States
31 Oct
That is wonderful! That must be such a relief!
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• United States
31 Oct
It really is quite wonderful to be out of the sling at times.
@Juliaacv (23178)
• Canada
31 Oct
I hope that your physio goes well once you get to that stage. Your flowers look beautiful!
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• United States
31 Oct
Thanks. The flowers are from last Mothers Day when we joined the family in Myrtle Beach, SC. We're doing that again for Thanksgiving since I can't cook right now.
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• Philippines
31 Oct
we'll all pray for you!
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• United States
31 Oct
Thank you, all the prayers have sure helped. God is most merciful
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• Pamplona, Spain
9 Nov
Good to hear that you are healing that shoulder well. PT therapy is a must so I hope you donĀ“t need any painkillers for that.
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• United States
9 Nov
I take some Ibuprofen before I go, so that helps.
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• Pamplona, Spain
9 Nov
@1creekgirl I worked with a girl that used to drink two whiskys before she went to that as her shoulder was so out of place and the pain for her was terrible. She sat by me giggling away that was after of course.
@Hannihar (12642)
1 Nov
Are you the one that had the shoulder surgery? If so, all pains are not good. I hope yours worked and you will be pain free. Do not let anyone tell you that your pain is less than anyone else's.
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• United States
1 Nov
I always feel guilty when I complain about hurting, but my husband said that even though someone else might be a lot worse off, my pain is my pain.
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@Hannihar (12642)
1 Nov
@1creekgirl Vicki, your husband is very right and good for him for supporting you when you are in pain. Pain is not much fun.
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@Happy2BeMe (70175)
• Canada
1 Nov
Glad to hear that you are improving. I hope physio get well for you. Keeping you in my prayers.
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• United States
1 Nov
I really appreciate your prayers, Laurel.
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@Happy2BeMe (70175)
• Canada
1 Nov
@1creekgirl You are welcome. It is the least I can do.
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@YrNemo (8519)
1 Nov
Glad sometimes that the human species is lucky not to be able to see the future, or many of us would have given up long time ago.
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• United States
1 Nov
That's so true. I'm glad God doesn't let us see the future.
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@YrNemo (8519)
1 Nov
@m_audrey6788 (11601)
• Germany
31 Oct
Oh I`m glad that you`re doing fine! Keep it up and everything will be ok soon! God is good and he`ll give you a full recovery
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• United States
31 Oct
What a wonderful message of blessing! Thanks.
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• Germany
31 Oct
@1creekgirl Oh I just keep a faith in everything and God will do the rest for us
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@nangayo (2301)
• Nairobi, Kenya
1 Nov
I will pray for you.
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• United States
1 Nov
I appreciate your prayers, Josephine.
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@UncleJoe (8532)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 Nov
Great! You'll be back on the tennis court in no time.
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• United States
1 Nov
That's funny because the arm motions used in playing tennis are the exact motions I have to avoid. My pro tennis chapionship days are over.
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@andriaperry (33062)
• Anniston, Alabama
1 Nov
You are an oak! You can handle this.
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• United States
1 Nov
Thanks, Andria. I'm an oak, almost, this morning, but I fear I'll be a skinny little sapling at physical therapy!