This morning, as you read this, I’m being rolled into surgery for a rotator cuff repair.
It’s been six weeks since I first tore my shoulder (something I’ve replayed in my mind over and over again, regretting more and more each time I think about it), and now that I’m starting to feel a little bit better… I get to start all over again!
Surgery is at 10AM this morning. Luckily, it’s an arthroscopic surgery (unless he finds something more), but he still said to count on four to six weeks with no mobility, and six months before I’m even picking up a coffee cup without wincing. (Nice!)
The timing is actually perfect. August is always a pretty lax month where I take time with my family, and I have almost four weeks before I begin a pretty insane speaking schedule on September 6th. So what does that mean for me for the next four weeks of immobility?
Glad you asked! Here are my plans.
JONATHAN’S TOP 10 POST-SURGERY ACTIVITIES
10. Trying to break a new record of the most movies watched in a 24 hour period! (Or the most movie hours… like the day I watched the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy– the extended editions!)
9. Avoiding email like it’s 1999 (yes, typing actually hurts).
8. Playing stool softener roulette. During post surgery clogs, discovering how much it actually requires to get things moving… not exploding!
7. Calculating the perfect angle to set the recliner for sleeping.
6. Learning to eat with my left hand.
5. Learning to brush my teeth with my left hand.
4. After the stool softener kicks in, learning to roll the toilet paper …. well… there are a lot of things I have to learn to do with my left hand!
3. Growing a beard (although Lori informs me it will not be a real beard, just a patchy imitation. Curse my baby-face!)
2. Sleeping on my back with my arm propped in a brace.
1. And in all reality… counting my blessings! I don’t have to look very far to notice God is very good to me.
Thanks for all your prayers! (I’ll try to post a comment below with a quick update after the surgery)