Thursday, May 10, 2012

Don't Cry On My Shoulder

     Today Ross had surgery to repair a tear in his rotator cuff and also one in a tendon in his bicep.
     We arrived at the hospital at 10:30.  Ross went into the OR at around 2:00.
     While I waited in the waiting room, I worked on my hat.  It's getting there.

     Thankfully, the rotor cuff tear was not as bad as the doctor originally thought.  However the tear in the bicep was more serious than the doctor originally thought.
     Since this was an out patient procedure, it seemed that the goal of the staff was to get Ross up and out as soon as possible.  An hour after the surgery, he was extremely uncomfortable and woozy but we managed to get him dressed, into the car and home.
He is attached to a "Cryocuff" by Aircast.  Basically the cooler is filled with ice cold water.  The ice water   is pumped through tubing into the cuff which rests on the shoulder.  According to post-op instructions, the ice water in the cuff has to be changed every hour.   I'm not sure I will be able to manage around the clock nursing.

Ross is on some heavy duty pain meds right now and seems a little more comfortable.  His next does is 1:00 a.m.  I guess I'll have to set the alarm.  That I can manage. 

Hope you feel better tomorrow.

I have created a page for Anna's Diary.  It can be found under the Tab titled Anna's Diary.
I have posted all of the entries to date there, starting with January 1, 1929.

Here is today's entry from Anna's diary:
May 10, 1929
Home all morning.  Brought Junior to Florence W's party.  Jewel in Trenton today taking her bar examination.  She came home very tired.


  1. Boo for surgery! I hope he gets to feeling better soon. Surgery is never fun...and then trying to tell a man that he can't move his arm around....yeah, right!

  2. Get better soon, Ross!  I wish I had one of those ice things for my neck and shoulder - sounds wonderful.

  3. The only reason Ross looks comfortable is because of the drugs! Really, round the clock?! Be sure to take naps during the day when you can. 

  4. Get well soon! And good luck and get lots of water and rest when you can. (: