Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Shoulder Surgery Success!

Today after many hours of driving I was finally at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Mn. to get a surgery that was well over due. For many years I have had shoulder problems. With being a dance teacher and mommy to a little one this has been very hard to live a normal life with this amount of pain. Last season I really got through the season with the cortisone shots they would inject into my shoulder. This year I knew I would not be able to teach with this kind of condition. My doctor thankfully referred me to the best doctor who does a new procedure ...less invasive than opening the whole shoulder get the calcification out. Turns out I qualified and it was a great success. They got most all of it out today. I have to keep my arm in a sling for a few days, not lift anything for about 2 weeks, and then begin physical therapy. It will be a challenge to figure things out with caring for our baby, but It will all work out. I am already use to carrying Grace on the opposite side anyway because I have always been in such a high amount of pain, so here I am as she is checking me out. I think she knows or feels mommy has an ouchy. I give Thanks to God today that I was able to get this done, and that the doctor feels it will be successful!
We are also visiting and saying with family, and Today was the first day my baby girl had to be away from me while I got my surgery done. Terry stayed back with her while my father in law took me to the Mayo. He was wonderful to do this for me and it all worked out great. When we got back from the Mayo Gracie was attached to me like GLUE!!
I'm able to type still... I stand up and my arm is in the sling....I told you I will manage! :-)....Now the recovery and healing takes place. Please send a few prayers up for speedy recovery! and Thanks so much to my friends who I know were praying during this procedure today.


Rach@In His Hands said...

How good that the surgery went well! Praying for you as you recover!

Anonymous said...

My Mom Had This Surgery Done With her shoulder to and it was a success!!! Your in my orayers Miss Tina.!!!!!

candice said...

Wow- that is a big deal to have a surgery like that. So glad it went well and you are doing good!

Gracie is as adorable as ever.
Can I ask what size she is wearing now? I think I need to get some bigger clothes for our girl, but I can't seem to figure out what size to get! She is 17 lbs- I wonder if 9 months will still fit her?

Rachel said...

I'm glad it went okay - hope the recovery is quick!

Krista said...

I'm so glad everything went well! I have been praying for you and will continue to do so as you recover! Loads of love!