Whew – my life is crazy-chaotic right now.
I saw my shoulder surgeon on Monday.
He’s very happy (!!!!) with how my shoulder is progressing seven months out.
(I am too – have I mentioned how much less pain I live with now?)
The “full recovery” for the surgery I had is 18-24 months, but I’m doing GREAT.
Unfortunately, he’s also very concerned about my elbow NOT progressing.
He called his colleague, the elbow surgeon, while I was there.
And, today I am BACK in L.A. having an “emergency” ultrasound on my elbow to determine whether or not I’ll need (yet another!) surgery.
I would be freaking out about all of this, but I’m holding tight to the belief I won’t need surgical intervention.
(Is this denial or confidence on my part??)
Anyway, I’ll know more by the time today is over.
In the meantime, I’m making some feeble attempts at getting my house presentable.
My house is a mess due to massive neglect over the last year of surgeries and family crises.
Yesterday, I had all my carpets and floors professionally cleaned.
Fred and Frank visited the groomer while this was taking place.
Frank The Newf is now seven and a half months old – still a puppy!
I now have clean dogs AND clean floors.
(Both will only last for two minutes, tops.)
Fred (23 and a half months old) didn’t want to pose for me yesterday.
I have a list of other home chores I’m tackling – window cleaning, astro turf cleaning/refreshing.
It’s like spring cleaning, but in the fall.
Hopefully, my house will be slightly improved for the holidays?
I hope to take on some bigger home improvement projects in 2018 assuming it’s a surgery-free year.
On a lighter note, I just received an Apple Watch, Series 2.
Apple Watch 2
The watch is actually a birthday present and wasn’t due to arrive until the beginning of November – which is when my birthday is.
But, it arrived two days ago, so I have a new toy a month early.
I had no interest in the first Apple Watch, but now that they have GPS and are waterproof, I think it’s perfect for me.
I can leave my phone at home and keep track of walks/hikes/runs.
I can shoot photos waist deep in the ocean for hours, and receive messages while I’m out there.
Perhaps more importantly, it will help me keep track of ocean tides.
I have a tide app on my phone, and I always check it before shooting.
But, this will keep me aware of changes while I’m shooting – much safer.
(As I’ve been writing this post, my watch buzzed to remind me to stand up. It isn’t healthy to sit for too long. I jumped up and walked up and down the stairs at my house twice, and then returned to finish writing this.)
I can even put one of my own photos on the “face” of the phone ….
I haven’t had a chance to do this yet, but I will.
For now, Minnie Mouse taps her foot with each passing second.
You can’t imagine my delight when I realized I can change the color of Minnie’s clothes to match whichever watch band I have on and/or what I’m wearing.
Such a fun toy for adults!