Amazing what you can do if you try
November 8, 2017 3:25pm CST
Before I had this shoulder surgery, I whined about about all the stuff I wouldn't be able to do with one arm for six weeks. Well, turns out I can do a whole lot more than I thought. It takes me longer to do it, but it usually happens. The few things I haven't been able to do are fold bath towels (you need to be able to stretch both arms out wide), make the bed (too much pulling for one arm), open a bottle of soda, and put on earrings. But I do style my hair, although I can do it better with two hands, and I even made an orange cake with cream cheese frosting today! Cooked a good dinner (fried pork chops, stuffing and gravy, creamed corn, baked corn bread and sweet tea). My husband helped a little, but I did most of it. I'm hoping any night now I can sleep in my bed instead of the recliner. That will be heavenly. Physical Therapy's going well, no torture at all. Unless I've spoken prematurely. Sure hope not. Husband's gone deer hunting in the woods behind our house. Well, more like deer watching; he doesn't shoot as many as he used to. Although he's shot a couple lately and he has a friend who takes the meat. So I'm sitting here myLotting and hoping you guys are well. Take care of yourselves. Remember you really are capable of more than you think.
22 people like this
• United States
8 Nov 17
You're right! We tend to limit ourselves in our thoughts, anyway. After my surgery (bilateral mastectomy) I was sure I wouldn't be able to even dress myself, but I did okay It was slow and a little painful at first, but I did a lot more than I thought I could, The physical therapy helps a lot.
• Nairobi, Kenya
9 Nov 17
We are taught to always think positive, encourage yourself do not give up try to do something you think you cannot do and it will be possible. Keep on pressing hard and within no time you will be doing things you thought you can never do. Congratulations for the great improvement. You had the courage to stop whining and now it has born good fruits. God bless.
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
9 Nov 17
This reminds me of my college days. In my Junior year I had three different surgeries on my left arm and hand. I am left-handed. That meant I had to learn to take notes, eat, and even ride my motorcycle, ALL right-handed. I would have given my right arm to be ambidextrous.