I put SO MANY MILES on my car the last several days!
I’m glad the week is coming to a close.
Wednesday’s ultrasound on my elbow was somewhat inconclusive.
Most of my tendon is healing which is good news.
But, the area where the tendon attaches to the bone is not.
The doctor doesn’t know if it ever will heal without further surgical intervention.
He’d like to “watch it” for another few months before deciding on surgery.
That sounds wise, but I’ve had an injured elbow for a year already.
If I wait until January, and he says it still hasn’t healed,
I’ll have to have surgery in February and lose another entire year of my life to the recovery.
I’M TIRED OF BEING PATIENT I JUST WANT MY ARM TO STOP HURTING AND TO GET MY LIFE BACK!
(Stomps foot like an angry three year old!)
He’s going to do another ultrasound in six weeks.
I think, if at that time, it looks exactly like it does now – with NO improvement,
I’ll probably start the pre-surgical process.
If I do have another surgery, the same doctor who did my shoulder will be doing it.
He’s the surgeon who specializes in arm trauma injuries and if “normal” surgery didn’t work, then he’s the miracle worker to get it done.
He’s already told me he could take care of this for me if need be.
(The surgery I already had on my elbow was less invasive than a second surgery would be. If I need another elbow surgery, it will be an “open” surgery which is a bigger deal.)
Anyway, life moves on.
My youngest son is home for a few days due to college “fall break.”
We’ve got some fun things planned for the next few days.
I know he’s looking forward to swimming with the Newfies,
Getting a little beach time,
And visiting with his sister.
I’m looking forward to it, also.
I hope you have a wonderful, safe, weekend!