The Road to Recovery

With a week under my belt since my surgery, I am happy to report that my recovery is moving along nicely.

I am not sure whether it is determination or just my sheer sense of stubbornness, but I have been working hard to regain use of my right arm & shoulder.

The kindness of family & friends has absolutely filled my heart, reminding me of how truly blessed I am to have such an amazing support system.

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Beautiful tulips

imageThe phone calls, the texts, the emails & the thoughtful gifts to brighten my day, have not gone unnoticed.

Nor has the patience & hard work of my nurse, my sidekick of 33+ years.

We have shared many a laughs this past week, feeling at times, we are getting a scary glimpse into our future๐Ÿ˜ณ.

In between those comical moments, my meals are cooked, my ice cuff filled, my zippers are done up, I am driven to where I need to go, my pillows are fluffed, my bed covers are rolled down & pain medication is left on my night table just in case I need it.

A true testament to the vows we exchanges all those years ago, “in sickness & in health”.

I am one lucky gal!

I've got this!

I’ve got this!

Hugs,

Lโ™ฅ

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47 Responses to The Road to Recovery

  1. Jodi says:

    Great to hear Lynn! Wishing you a full and speedy recovery!

  2. Nice to see you back. I hope you have a speedy and uneventful recovery.

  3. susielindau says:

    Keep it up, girlfriend!

  4. Ingrid says:

    Wow, with that kind of service, are you sure you want to recover? LOL In all seriousness, glad the surgery went well and hope you have a speedy recovery.

    • Lynn says:

      I am not great at letting people do things for me Ingid. Although it has been wonderful receiving such great care, I will be glad to return to my independent self!

  5. Carolyn MacDonald says:

    Hi Lynn,

    I am so glad to hear that you are progressing well in your road to recovery!! I think Brian should be proud of himself but he may have to be careful as others may want to sign him up a nursing assistant. I’m impressed with his ability to anticipate your needs. It warms my heart to read how this challenge has brought you both to a place that is so tender and loving! A good news story!!

    Maybe we’ll see you in February in the townships.

    Love, Carolyn

    ________________________________

    • Lynn says:

      Perhaps this could develop into a new sideline for him๐Ÿ˜Lol. It would be wonderful to get in a visit in the townships. Will keep you posted of any plans.

  6. Glad to see that pic of you up there….reassuring to know you still have your spunk! You are indeed a lucky gal with a support network like you have!

  7. So happy to hear you are doing so well and so thankful that you have such wonderful support. Wishing you a speedy recovery. xo

  8. Sue Slaght says:

    So glad you are doing well Lynn and that your sidekick is taking good care of you. Yes having these glimpses in a way is good because we can see no matter what happens we will be all right in the decades ahead. Xo

  9. So happy to hear that recovery is moving along nicely and that you are being pampered. I mean, if you can’t get a bit of extra attention when you’re an invalid, what hope is there? (As much as I love having returned to the mobile and active, I’ll confess I occasionally miss being incapacitated when it was easier to tell the boys to do the dishes or hang out the washing or bring me a cup of tea. I still could but they now get grumpy about it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

  10. Glad you’re making a steady recovery. Cheers to your nursemaid! Sounds like a keeper!

  11. Hurray, that your surgery went well, and you look wonderful, even with one arm bundled! How lovely for all the support and kindnesses sent your way too. Keep taking good care, lovely lady.

  12. joannesisco says:

    You’re made of tough resilient stuff so I’m not surprised you are bouncing back with determination ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s nice to hear that the *support team* can be relied upon!

    • Lynn says:

      Thanks Joanne. I am no good at not being able to do the things I love to do, which is most likely where the determination comes from!

      • joannesisco says:

        There is a part of me that would be drawn to the challenge of starting a colouring book for my left hand … just for the challenge and sense of accomplishment ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Lynn says:

        That would actually be a good challenge, both for increasing the use of your left hand as well as challenging your brain!

      • joannesisco says:

        Actually I thought of it just as I was reading your post.
        I have a colouring book that I’ve been addicted to all month. I’ll find any excuse to spend more time colouring.

        Now you’ve got me thinking about a left-handed challenge. It wouldn’t be pretty, but I’m guessing it would get better with practice.

      • Lynn says:

        I have often looked at these new colouring books but have yet to purchase one. With the current state of my right arm, I have been told I shouldn’t do any kind of repetitive work but now you have me thinking! Perhaps I too, should challenge my left hand & we can compare notes! LOL!

      • joannesisco says:

        I’ve been wanting one of those colouring books for ages and I finally got one from my oldest son for Christmas. I’m addicted ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. badfish says:

    YOU GO GIRL!!! Will power is half the recovery.

  14. restlessjo says:

    Yes, mindset is half the battle is what I was going to say, but Badfish said it better ๐Ÿ™‚ Good to hear, Lynn.

  15. LB says:

    You are clearly well loved, Lynn! Your “nurse” is doing a fine job, your friends have stepped up with delicious and comforting treats, and you are making good progress. Keep on healing!

  16. So glad that you’re being pampered a little while you heal…I’m sure you’ve done a fair bit of that for others over the years.

  17. Lynn, with such good care, I can see that it’s only a matter of time before the Annual Arm-Wrestling Contest. Don’t miss the signup. ๐Ÿ™‚ ~James

  18. Cheryl Marsh says:

    ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking great!, glad to hear you’re doing so well.. and deservingly spoiled!! cheers, God bless c xo

    Cheryl Marsh Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:45:56 +0000 To: clmavon@hotmail.com

  19. julial213 says:

    HI, So happy you are feeling better. I have been away from my site as far as reading blogs, but hope to pick up again, so I didn’t know about your surgery. Sending the best and healing thoughts to you.

  20. Nancy says:

    Glad you are on the road to recovery. Enjoy being pampered for a while. I’m sure you’ve done the same for those around you. Time to soak up the attention!

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