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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:08 PM

**More Update**

Well, it's been 3 weeks since my shoulder replacement surgery and today I saw my doc.

I told him I'm feeling very tired and with low energy. He thinks this is due to the fall I had beforehand, and then the surgery itself.

And of course, the remedy is time.

He said I can take off the sling now and then, which is both scary and a relief. He wants me to start using that arm a little...

I will continue with the home visits from PT which will also get more active instead of passive range of motion.

On the positive side, I can now shower and wash my hair! That will be so good....sponge baths just don't cut it all the time...

So here we are...


I really appreciate all the support you've all shown me.........

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CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 OP
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NYC_SKP Feb 2013 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #4
frogmarch Feb 2013 #5
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #6
LiberalEsto Feb 2013 #7
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #8
MiddleFingerMom Feb 2013 #9
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #11
MiddleFingerMom Feb 2013 #15
Lady Freedom Returns Feb 2013 #10
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #13
siligut Feb 2013 #12
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #14
zanana1 Feb 2013 #16
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #17
Scuba Feb 2013 #18
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #21
Stuart G Feb 2013 #19
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #22
Lifelong Protester Feb 2013 #20
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #23
Lifelong Protester Feb 2013 #27
dgibby Feb 2013 #44
Auntie Bush Feb 2013 #53
OriginalGeek Feb 2013 #24
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #26
rocktivity Feb 2013 #25
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #28
FailureToCommunicate Feb 2013 #50
rurallib Feb 2013 #29
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #31
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #30
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #33
OmahaBlueDog Feb 2013 #32
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #34
Cleita Feb 2013 #35
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #39
jimlup Feb 2013 #36
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #41
jimlup Feb 2013 #46
Canuckistanian Feb 2013 #37
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #42
Canuckistanian Feb 2013 #45
mac56 Feb 2013 #38
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #43
Mira Feb 2013 #40
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #47
Mira Feb 2013 #48
awoke_in_2003 Feb 2013 #49
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #59
awoke_in_2003 Feb 2013 #66
nolabear Feb 2013 #51
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #60
Ilsa Feb 2013 #52
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #61
Tuesday Afternoon Feb 2013 #54
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #62
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CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #63
The Wielding Truth Feb 2013 #56
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #64
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blackspade Feb 2013 #58
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #65
Shankapotomus Feb 2013 #67
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ismnotwasm Feb 2013 #69
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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:09 PM

1. Good to know that you are on the mend, Peggy.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:10 PM

3. Thank you, my dear In_The_Wind!

I am glad too!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:10 PM

2. Slow but steady, eh?

Glad to hear it's getting better, Peg!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:12 PM

4. I thank you, my dear NYC_SKP...

It is very slow, and not very steady some days either....but I can see progress from 3 weeks ago!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:19 PM

5. Peggy, this is wonderful news!

Every time I've had surgery, I've felt tired and listless for weeks afterwards. My doctors said it was probably from the anesthesia. (I have to take meclizine hydrochloride sometimes for position vertigo, and even that makes me feel groggy for a few days.) You've been through a lot lately, what with the fall and the surgery, so it's not hard to see why you'd feel zapped for a while after all that.

I hope you soon feel as good as new!



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Response to frogmarch (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:21 PM

6. Aw, thank you, my dear frogmarch!

That's pretty much what my doctor said too...I'm so tired of feeling this way.

I do know it will pass...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:22 PM

7. Sounds like you are making very good progress

and we're glad to hear it.

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:24 PM

8. Thank you, my dear LiberalEsto...

I'm glad you think I am...

I guess I'm just impatient!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:29 PM

9. Progress is always great news!!! Glad to hear of yours.

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Switching from passive to active motion will bring many things. Very possibly more short-term
discomfort that will climb... and then ease the more you use your shoulder.
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Great to hear you're still getting PT visits -- they help enormously.
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Ahem. Obviously, you've been doing your sponge-baths wrong.
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Didn't I teach you ANYTHING?!?!?
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In no time at all, you'll be playing professional jai alai again.
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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:34 PM

11. My dear MiddleFingerMom!

I guess you didn't teach me anything!

I know there's progress, but dammit, it's glacial...

I will deal with short-term pain for long-term mobility...

Jai alai looks like fun, but I doubt I'll play it under any circumstances...

Thanks, sweetie...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:43 PM

15. You need to start singing "High Hopes" as your mantra. It'll happen -- but you know that.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:31 PM

10. Please Take Care!

Don't push to hard and hurt yourself, OK?

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:35 PM

13. Not to worry, my dear Lady Freedom Returns...

I tend not to push myself enough...

Thanks for your good thoughts......

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:34 PM

12. Sorry you are feeling low energy

But it does make sense, you are still healing and will have to work at getting your energy back slowly.

Great about showering and clean hair though.

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Response to siligut (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:38 PM

14. You're so right, my dear siligut...

I'm so impatient! I want it to be done yesterday...

Yeah, the shower will be so good...

Thank you for being here for me...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:48 PM

16. You sound a bit depressed.

Not ready for electroshock, mind you, just a bit low and maybe tired of your recuperation period. I've had two toe surgeries (for Hammertoe) and I couldn't go outdoors for six weeks. (for each foot, done a year apart). It was definitely worth the blues, though. I am now the owner of ten gorgeous, straight toes.

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Response to zanana1 (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:52 PM

17. I think you're right, my dear zanana1...

I am a bit depressed.

It's easy to get bogged down in my own particular situation...

This is why I need my friends to cheer me up.

I know it will pass........I just wish it would hurry up!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:04 PM

18. The lingering effects of anesthesia will make you tired. Stick with your therapy and get better!

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Response to Scuba (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:08 PM

21. Not to worry, my dear Scuba...I am sticking with it. Thank you, sweetie...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:06 PM

19. Continue to heal...please be patient with yourself..

takes time...one day at a time....best wishes always......

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:08 PM

22. Thank you, my dear Stuart G...

It's hard for me to be patient...

But I know you're right.

Thank you, sweetie...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:07 PM

20. Glad you are on the mend

and yes, rest!! We tend, as a society, to reject the idea of rest as being restorative and healing, but it is! I know, because I can only take one 'down day' myself before I go a little crazy, but rest if you can.

Now's a great time to indulge in a movie marathon!

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Response to Lifelong Protester (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:11 PM

23. My dear Lifelong Protester...

The trouble with resting is that then I have trouble sleeping at night...

I'm trying to strike a good balance, and this ain't easy!

My husband and I are spending a fair amount of time watching CSI: Las Vegas, and Miami. Long after these series are done, I am finally hooked!



We've also started watching "The House of Cards" with Kevin Spacey. It's great!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #23)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:17 PM

27. Ah, yes, my hubby says that all the time

"I don't want to take a nap! I won't sleep tonight!" (right before he falls asleep on the couch, and then is definitely snoring before I get to bed!)

Well, just watching the tube is resting (unless it's an English series, then your brain does have to do some work

Taking it easy, sleep or not, is hard for all of us to do. But do what you can. My hubby had both rotator cuffs 'done', so I know from his experience. You will heal! It will be spring!! Soon!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #23)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:39 PM

44. What?

No NCIS? No wonder you're feeling a bit off. Watch 2 episodes and call me in the morning!

Seriously, I was feeling tired all the time. Found out my O2 sats were in the low 60's at night! I'm now on O2 at night and doing much better. How's your CBC? Also, it took me the better part of a year to recover from gen. anesthesia, and that was when I was 35 (a long, long time ago).

All my best to you. Can't think of anyone who deserves good health more than you do!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #23)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:15 PM

53. Have you watched Downton Abby?

If you haven't watched it or gotten hooked...Watch it all again starting with the 1st season.
That will take a lot of enjoyable time. Try it! Even if you've seen it. It's good to review...you forget so much and catch a lot of things you missed...as it's sometimes hard to understand that English accent. I love the clothes, decor and cars!
Chin up and get fully well soon.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:14 PM

24. I dunno Miss CaliforniaPeggy

I think I'd probably milk that getting someone else to wash me for as long as I could.

I'm glad you're starting to feel better though!

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:17 PM

26. My dear OriginalGeek!

My poor husband does so much for me now, and I know he won't mind not washing me!



This has been an insane time...

Thanks!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:16 PM

25. You can type -- that's the most important thing of all!


rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #25)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:18 PM

28. Oh, I sure can, my dear rocktivity! And I so agree...



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Response to rocktivity (Reply #25)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:58 PM

50. Amen to that! (Congrats on the progress 'California girl')

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:20 PM

29. take your time and heal well

had a friend who tried to hurry a knee once and it really ended up hurting him.
Do it right.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #29)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:23 PM

31. My dear rurallib...

No worries! I have to take my time...no other way.

Thanks, sweetie...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:21 PM

30. Good News Peggy!

You will be yourself in no time!

sheshe

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #30)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:24 PM

33. Thank you, my dear sheshe2!

I sure hope so!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:24 PM

32. 1) Get plenty of rest

2) Use the arm a little
3) .. but don't use it to break your fall
4) Perhaps you should give up falling. Have you considered a support group?
5) Enjoy the lengthy, and well deserved shower.

Get well.

OBD

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Reply #32)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:27 PM

34. Trust me, my dear OBD!

I am getting plenty of rest.....maybe too much!

I am firmly planning on NEVER falling again. It's just too painful...

Besides being scary.


I do plan to enjoy my shower........tomorrow!

Yay!


Getting well is most definitely on the agenda.

Thank you...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:28 PM

35. It looks like better days are coming for you.

It seems the worst is behind you. Be well and enjoy what you can as you heal and get better.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #35)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:33 PM

39. I am ready for better days, my dear Cleita!

There is much in my life that I do enjoy...

Thanks, sweetie...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:29 PM

36. Hang in there!

Surgery does take you down. Give yourself time...

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Response to jimlup (Reply #36)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:33 PM

41. I guess I'd forgotten how much it does, my dear jimlup...

I'm working on being patient...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #41)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:41 PM

46. Yeah, I'm always surprised how low I feel even from simple stuff...

I had neck surgery 12 years ago and it took my energy down for a good two weeks.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:29 PM

37. So you can type with both hands now?

Wonderful!

It'll be so great to have you back in full form!

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Response to Canuckistanian (Reply #37)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:36 PM

42. My dear Canuckistanian!

I've been doing that for a while now...it is pretty nearly automatic now...

We can chat anytime you'd like...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #42)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:40 PM

45. Wonderful!

I'd like that.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:31 PM

38. Good progress, Peggy!

PT is a wonderful thing.

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Response to mac56 (Reply #38)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:37 PM

43. Thank you, my dear mac56!

PT is a wonderful thing, indeed...

My therapist is terrific, and she knows how to do the exercises so well.

I am grateful for her...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:33 PM

40. Oh dear Peggy. My heart goes out to you.

You may remember 2 years ago (come Valentine's day ) I broke my upper arm, humerus. So much of what you are saying rings painful bells. Stick with the therapy, do the repetitions gently, don't overdo - pain does not mean you are progressing in the ability to move the shoulder.

My biggest help was a huge easy chair with a motor in it and attached leg rest. It leans back to almost flat. I slept in that - cushioned and protected by my sling for three months. Getting up was easy thanks to the motor putting me up into a sitting position, and I could not roll onto the hurt arm while asleep because the little pillows wedged me in.

There is life after this. You, too, will recover. I'm glad you write about the steps forward. I will never forget my son cutting open the shoulder on my T-shirts and sewing on hooks and eyes. Those things should be shadow boxed.


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Response to Mira (Reply #40)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:41 PM

47. I remember your episode very well, my dear Mira, and I felt horrified at what you went through...

I'm not overdoing the reps and in fact, my therapist will stop and let me rest when it's too much.

I am definitely progressing.

The bed works well for me. I can get in and out without trouble...

My sling keeps me from rolling onto my injured arm...

I am really looking forward to recovering! A trip to Italy is in the works, and you know I want to be ready!

Thank you for your very tender and encouraging words...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #47)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:46 PM

48. Ah la bella Italia!

I'm glad for you - something to look forward to. I want to see Calabria IN THIS lifetime.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:47 PM

49. Take care, Peggy. nt

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #49)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:48 AM

59. Aw, thank you, my dear awoke_in_2003...

I surely am...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #59)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:29 AM

66. Good to know, my dear Peggy...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:04 PM

51. So good to see you, Peggy. You're tough! WoofWoofWoof!!!

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Response to nolabear (Reply #51)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:50 AM

60. It's funny, my dear nolabear...I don't feel very tough...

too!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:08 PM

52. Good luck with your rehab! Glad you are better. nt

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #52)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:50 AM

61. Thank you, my dear Ilsa...I'm glad too! n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:16 PM

54. so then your staples are out ... good. now you will really see some progress and things

will move more quickly. glad to hear it, Peg

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #54)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:52 AM

62. Yup, the staples are out, my dear Tuesday Afternoon...

Tomorrow I will venture into the shower, and test my arm and shoulder...

Thank you, sweetie...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:33 PM

55. Thanks for stopping by, Peg.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #55)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:53 AM

63. And thank you for stopping by too, my dear freshwest!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:43 PM

56. Hope you have a speedy recovery. You are a big part of the best of DU.

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Response to The Wielding Truth (Reply #56)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:54 AM

64. Thank you, my dear Wielding Truth...

What a sweet thing to say...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:59 PM

57. Thank you, everybody...

I appreciate so much all your great thoughtful remarks!

I'll be back later...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:31 PM

58. speedy recovery!

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Response to blackspade (Reply #58)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:54 AM

65. Yes, indeed, my dear blackspade!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:35 AM

67. Going only by what I

know of you from DU, I just have to say your troubles couldn't have happened to a more undeserving person. You're such a sweetie on these forums even relative strangers like myself can't doubt your sincerity and kindness. I wish you every bit of a full recovery and more.

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Response to Shankapotomus (Reply #67)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 11:27 AM

68. Thank you so much, my dear Shankapotomus!

That was awfully nice of you...

My troubles will be of short duration, I hope, and then my life will return to whatever passes for normal...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 11:56 AM

69. Glad all is going well

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #69)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:22 PM

72. Thank you, my dear ismnotwasm...I'm better today than I was yesterday!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 12:01 PM

70. Healing vibes and hugs for you CP

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #70)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:23 PM

73. Thank you, my dear geardaddy, for all those healing vibes and hugs!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:20 PM

71. wishing you a speedy and full recovery!

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Response to noiretextatique (Reply #71)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:24 PM

74. I want those too, my dear noiretextatique! Thank you, sweetie!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #74)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:35 PM

75. you're quite welcome, friend!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 07:29 PM

76. Not surprised that you are tired.

The fall and the surgery were both traumatic to your body. Lots of rest and you will be back to your old energetic self soon!

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Response to redwitch (Reply #76)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 07:36 PM

77. I guess I shouldn't be surprised either, my dear redwitch...

I am resting a lot and it does help.

Thanks, sweetie!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 07:47 PM

78. healing takes energy

Don't forget that healing is very energy intensive, almost like an intense workout. You should expect to feel tired while you're healing. Don't worry, this is NORMAL.

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #78)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 07:57 PM

80. My dear greymattermom!

Thank you for reminding me. I know this, but not emotionally...

It is really easy to get lost in how I'm feeling, without remembering the vital truth.

I have never felt this much fatigue after surgery before.......

You have helped me today...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 07:48 PM

79. Physical Therapist are miracle workers. Good luck with your recovery.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #79)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 07:57 PM

81. Indeed they are, my dear alfredo. Thank you, sweetie...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #81)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 10:37 PM

86. I called mine Mrs Torquemada.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:01 PM

82. Patience, Ms Grasshopper...

So glad you're on the mend.

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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #82)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:04 PM

83. I do need patience, my dear a la izquierda!

And I want it NOW!

Thank you, sweetie...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:08 PM

84. You should go fly fishing...

It would be therapeutic for lot's of reasons.

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Response to Buck Turgidson (Reply #84)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 08:10 PM

85. Thanks for the suggestion, but I have zero interest in such pursuits!

I see what you're getting at, though.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 10:53 PM

87. So glad to hear you are on the mend

Any surgery takes a while to heal, but a surgery in a joint (shoulder) must be even harder. If I lived near-by, I'd make you a thermos of tea and a batch of cookies. I'm too far away so you'll just have to accept my good wishes.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 10:54 PM

88. I think any major surgery is hard. 3 weeks isn't very long. Wishing you the best for a happy

continued recovery.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:12 AM

89. After knee surgery a year ago...

I felt totally wiped out for weeks - to the point of significant depression. My doctor also attributed it all to the injury, coping with the injury, and the anesthesia. It took several months to recover. I wish you well.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:32 AM

90. The longest decade of my life was three weeks when I couldn't take a full bath...

I'm really happy you're past the worst-hoping for the best!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:36 AM

91. Our thoughts are with you, Peggy!

You'll be swinging for the fences in no time!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 12:41 AM

92. You will know you are completely healed when

you can shave your underarms again. Glad you are doing well, Peggy.

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