I apologize for my absence.
To be honest, the repair of the big-ass tendon tear in my elbow has turned out to be much more of an ordeal than I expected.
I’ve had to readjust my expectations quite a bit ….
Which has been
sort of depressing.
The pain is gradually decreasing.
I think, the first-week-post-surgery-pure-awfulness is behind me.
It will be a slow process moving forward because tendons are very, very, VERY slow to heal.
I see my elbow doc (not to be confused with my shoulder doc) tomorrow for my one week follow-up.
In the meantime, Paul Newman has been doing his best to keep my spirits up and encourage me.
(Not an easy task this last week!)
I know, in the long run, everything I’m going through is definitely for the best –
And long overdue.
Short term it really does suck.
Last weekend was Mother’s Day here in the United States.
My mom is out of state.
I’m not allowed to travel yet, so I talked to her on the phone for ages instead.
My two boys are on a vacation, out of the country, together so I was unable to see them.
My daughter came by for lunch, and brought some beautiful flowers.
Gorgeous dahlias – photo taken with a point and shoot!
Isn’t it amazing how fresh flowers can just brighten everything up?
I think, by the end of this week, I’ll be out and about much more.
That alone, will cheer me up.
I’ve been doing a ton of art-play while recovering.
It’s keeping me distracted.
New Puppy, Frank, is expected to arrive today!
This is wonderful news for me and Fred!
Fred The Newf (17 months) doesn’t realize he’s about to be a big brother!
Is there anything better than a puppy to bring lots of smiles?