First of all, welcome to new Followers: Mark and Teri, of Hidden Valley RV in San Antonio, TX, and Walkabout Jack. We’re glad to have you with us.
Second, blog friend Joy asked some questions regarding Suzy’s upcoming shoulder replacement surgery. Yes, it is done these days, but it’s not as frequently done as knee or hip replacement. I guess the surgeons are running out of knees and hips among us older generation folks, and have now moved up. Hope they don’t run out of shoulders to do, or they may start with heads!
The recovery time varies with individuals, of course, but we have heard of people who wore a sling one or two days, then left it off from then on. Suzy’s doctor says one night in the hospital, then about five to six weeks of physical therapy following surgery, so that will curtail travel for a little while longer, but we hope to be back on the road in March at least.
Curiously, it was Suzy’s physical therapist who sent her to the specialist! We had see the surgeon, Dr. Butler, earlier, and he recommended physical therapy first, calling surgery a last resort. “Come back when you can’t stand it any longer.” The therapist worked with Suzy for several weeks, then finally admitted that it wasn’t doing any good and dismissed her, with a recommendation to see the surgeon. That recommendation was confirmed by our primary doctor.
Thank you to all you folks who have offered good wishes and especially prayers for my lady. For readers who don’t leave comments, your good thoughts and prayers are welcome also.
Third: The golf cart (our Reluctant Froggy) is not getting much better. We’ll let you know what happens next.
Fourth: a few of you made comments about my bright red jammy pants. Some were supportive (“Those red jammy pants are you, big guy!!”), others were more brash (“Shades of Frankenstein!” “This blog is for mature audiences only!”). Well, good for all of you! The rest of our readers, I guess, were too polite to mention my skimpy attire. Our blog is meant to be entertaining, sometimes educational, and only occasionally titillating.