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April 30th 2018 - Grateful for healing and progress

Monday, April 30, 2018

Good bye to April and looking forward to May. Long Winter in OH and lots of snow, rain and winds. Where is the Spring? We had a few warm days and it was wonderful. Anxious to have more sunshine and pretty days. emoticon

3 weeks down since my Reverse Shoulder Replacement and moving forward, thank goodness. emoticon
It is much more involved than I ever dreamed it would be to have this done. Rehab has been twice daily and getting harder exercises now, but all is good. I am so grateful to my family and many close friends who have been here for me. It is amazing how we take having two hands for granted with everything and all of a sudden you have one to use. Have become pretty good with my left hand, but really anxious to have both back. emoticon

Have tried to eat healthy but exercise has only been with the PT and some amount of walking. I am really hoping once this rehab is over that I can be back on track with my daily exercise. I am determined but know I need to have patience since it will be awhile before I can do many things with my right arm and shoulder. Patience is a virtue my mom always said, so please mom, send me some each day. (-:

Thanks to many of you dear spark friends for keeping in touch. I will try to do a little more each week to respond to your many nice notes and comments. The arm is still healing but I am gradually able to do more. I am not allowed to Push down with my hand or Push back behind me and many other things. I cannot lift more than a cup of coffee, no driving, no vacuuming, no house chores, and etc etc. So, any way, thanks for reading and keeping me in thoughts and prayers. I am getting there, slow but sure. emoticon

Looking forward to May and SUNSHINE and flowers blooming. Hope all of you are doing well and keeping to your routine of healthy eating and activity.
God bless. Lots of hugs, Ei
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  • LINDA!
    In a few years I will also need reverse shoulder replacement. Oh, I do dread it. I am so sorry for all that you have been going through. emoticon

    Best wishes for warmer weather!
    941 days ago
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    Glad you are getting better each day
    Great family and friends are there for you

    Thank you for updating us on your progress
    942 days ago
  • MOM1014
    Ei so happy to hear your recovery is going well. You are a real trouper. I can only imagine what you have gone through. I am sure your fantastic attitude. Prayer for a soon as possible recovery.
    942 days ago
    Ei, it's great to hear that your recovery is going well. It must indeed be frustrating not to have the use of your right hand. We do take things for granted and discover how important things are when we suddenly have to do without them. How wonderful it will be when your shoulder is healed, you can use both arms, and your pain will be gone! Hang in there. Don't worry about responding to all your comments--we all understand your situation and want you to heal completely and feel no pressure. Typing would be a really long process, I imagine, so please take your time. Sending prayers and best wishes for a smooth, problem-free recovery!
    942 days ago
    Happy that you are on your way to recovery healing thoughts & prayers for you
    942 days ago
  • 1958TMC
    I am so glad that you are well on your way to a full recovery. I am a believer in the old saying, that attitude is the biggest part of healing. You have an awesome one, my dear!!!
    942 days ago
    Glad to see you are recovering, and yes, shoulders are such a sensitive part of the body and take some
    time and lots of TLC ..... I do hope the exercises in Rehab will begin to get easier .... And hopefully, the weather will begin to warm up soon so you can enjoy some warmth and sunshine. Blessings to you. emoticon
    942 days ago
    Glad you are seeing improvement! Praying all will continue to be strengthened and you will soon have full use of both hands for everyday chores! emoticon
    942 days ago
    HUGS and prayers for continued recuperation. I am glad that you're getting better, but it sure is a lot of work. But you're doing it. That's making a difference in your surgery outcome.

    Glad you could blog!
    942 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13384562
    Sounds like the same Spring we are having in Michigan. Hope we both get a weather break soon.
    942 days ago
    Yes I'm glad its finally warming up in Ohio....especially today's temps since it's my child's bday and we're doing outdoor activities today!
    942 days ago
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