The blog will be down much of the weekend due to maintenance by my provider.
But, I wanted to post a brief update because I know many of you are (very kindly) concerned about me after reading today’s earlier post.
I don’t know if you will even see this until Monday?
My orthopedic surgeon examined my arm Friday morning and agreed it definitely has a hole in it.
He thinks the deltoid muscle has torn and the rest of my arm is a bit beat up too.
He wants me to get an MRI, and I probably will be doing that after my family has left …
I’ll have people here for the next week.
A tear can heal by itself if it isn’t too horrible and if everything is still attached.
Without an MRI we don’t know how bad it is and/or whether it’s fully attached or not.
(Having a visible hole in my arm isn’t a great sign though.)
Healing without surgery would, of course, be the best case scenario.
But, even then, it takes a long time … six weeks to four months depending on the tear.
I’m, obviously, pretty bummed out.
I know it does no good to be upset about things you can’t change,
But I’d be lying if I said I was anything other than depressed about this.
(Being in a lot of pain doesn’t help the situation.)
However, I’m very grateful I’ve got a strong medical support team.
If I’m going to have to go through MORE,
It’s good to know I’ve got great people to help me through whatever I have to deal with.
I’m not sure what my blogging schedule will be over the next week.
Family visiting, holidays, pain meds, etc. …
But, if I get a chance to post I will.