Friday, October 2, 2009

Catching up. . .

Let's see. . . . .
one week ago, Dad underwent surgery to repair his rotator cuff. The tear was not as bad as the doctor originally thought, which is a good thing. However, his bicep muscle was "trash" to borrow the medical term used by his doctor. It was released during surgery which means it is no longer attached to the bone at the top of his arm near his shoulder. Amazingly enough, the bicep will find a new place to call home, reattach itself somehow, and Dad will now have a lump/bump probably somewhere down around his elbow. From what I understand, he doesn't necessarily lose strength, but the muscle does have to rebuild and regrow some.
Continuing on to other amazing things, Dad has had very little pain. We had heard how horrible this surgery is, but he has done very well. Thankfully, the nerve block took just prior to surgery which I am sure helped out immensely. He is down to taking pain medication only at night. Dad has said what pain he has felt since surgery is not really comparable to the pain he was experiencing pre-surgery, so that is definitely good. He begins therapy next Monday and has his stitches removed next Tuesday. The only problem now is that he is already bored. . . .
Visited briefly with Grandaddy while I was home. He is now the proud owner of a shiny Kentucky blue motorized scooter. I am sure he put off purchasing this as long as he could. I didn't talk with him much because they (the residents) were playing Flippo and they all take that game seriously, let me tell you!! I also had to rush home because Mom sent back a bunch of food with me and we didn't want it to spoil. I promised him to a marathon day of playing cards soon!
I am back at home and have been busy cleaning. I mowed and got the yard looking good. I still need to work on my shrubs and flowers. If you saw the inside of my house now, you would not call it clean as I have stuff strung out all over the place. But, I am making headway. . .
I have been having several sales on Etsy for which I am very grateful! Thank you customers!
I went to a new scrapbook store in my hometown and loved it!! It is called Scrapbook Haven and she carries some great products! What I bought certainly has inspired my creativity this week! I can definitely see returning here as often as I can.
For those of you I crop with. . . . . . well, I have been bitten by the bug! I NEVER thought I would succumb and purchase a Cricut, but I have! It should be here in about 10 days. I will be hitting you all up with questions I am sure!!
Lastly, but certainly important, be sure to keep Betty, her father, and her family in your thoughts and prayers right now.
Back to cleaning and listing and creating. . . I would probably get more done if I only did one thing at a time, but . . . what fun is that??

2 comments:

Deborah said...

Just so you know....once you are "BITTEN" there is no cure. It reaches epidemic stages quickly. This is one "bug" you will love!!!!
Glad to hear your dad is doing so well. See ya soon. Deb W

Anonymous said...

So glad your Dad is doing well good to hear! I'm caracking up you have you have been bitten!So did you get the mama bug or the baby bug? and what carts have you ordered? Keep us informed! Angie