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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Ow! Ow! Ow!

I am in pain.

I had arthroscopic surgery done on my shoulder last week, to fix up my poor aching right shoulder. It had been bugging me for years - a sharp twinge everytime I lifted my arm over my shoulder. It wasn't from any particular injury, just years of abuse, but it had been getting worse, so I had it looked at. And x-rayed. And ultra-sounded. And x-rayed again.

The doctor said it was a fairly normal complaint for a man my age. I was able to keep myself from spewing - "A man my age!?!? I'm just a kid!! I'm not even 42 & a half!!". More importantly, he said he could fix it with "keyhole surgery".

It sounded pretty easy - they'd make a tiny incision, feed the roto-rooter into my A/C joint, and make some room for the tendons & what-not to move a little more freely. I had to fast from 7:30 in the morninng, check into the hospital at mid-day, and get my little procedure done in the afternoon. I didn't actually get operated on until about 8pm, and I was hungry, and very grumpy by the time they wheeled me into the operating theatre.

The anaesthesist injected me with something, and I woke up several hours later with bandages and blood everywhere, and a handy little button to push if I wanted any morphine. Of course, I wanted some - and I spent a pleasant night in the hospital watching TV and pressing the little button. They kicked me out at around noon on Friday, still feeling quite pleasant. And then the drugs started to wear off.

I expected to be back to work today (Monday), but I can't even get dressed, and my arm feels like it's been hit by a truck. So I'm taking a couple more days off work, eating Panadeine Forte and trying to catch up on my daytime TV.

Hope all is well with you....

Monday, January 15, 2007

Mmmm....mahi mahi.....

Sorry I haven't posted lately - I've been busy.

You know, with work, and the holidays, and the in-laws visiting, and the baby and everything....

I'll try to write a more detailed post once things settle down a little bit here...

I hope everything is well with you!!!