I am fine and at the ‘end’ of my recovery period… just in time to spend the last 15 hours at hospital with mom as she went through total shoulder replacement surgery. At 86, she’s a tough old bird but still…. it’s surgery. I’ll be popping in and out as she recovers & comes home to heal.
On a darker note —
My mom (86) went in for total shoulder replacement surgery on a Thursday. She was home Friday afternoon! (Modern medicine is actually amazing!)
Sadly, barely 36 hours later, she is back in hospital. She had a major stroke which has blown her ‘speech centers’… she can’t talk and barely grunt. No limb strength loss or cognitive losses (as far as they can tell) — just — boom — can no longer communicate verbally.
SO.. I will be in and out these next few weeks (months) as the family explores the wonderful world of ‘the brain’…
Kol, if you feel like it would be ok for her, ask the energy called Circuitry to run on her brain. This can speed up her healing and help her regain some communication. I wish you all the best. It’s a challenging situation.