Friday I went in to see the surgeon about my shoulder. I had an image done a week earlier and I read where the findings showed no rotator cuff injury. I almost canceled the appointment – I figure why should I go, waste my time and his. It must be all in my head. I kept the appointment. I met the Doctor and asked him, \”after reading the report now what since it showed no rotator cup injury?\” He surprised me when he answered back,
So he performed a strength test on both my arms – and clearly, my left arm is stronger than my right arm. Something is not right. He said he still suspects a rotator cup injury so I am waiting for MD Imaging to schedule me with another test. I can\’t remember what kind. Not all rotator cup injuries require surgery which of course I am hoping for. I really don\’t want to have to go under the knife again.
Tomorrow I go to the ophthalmologist – I believe he is going to measure my eyes for the lens…and then schedule me for the cataract surgery. I really can\’t wait to be able to see clearly again. I\’m told it only takes like 10 minutes and you are awake for the actual procedure. Amazing.
I am not telling my kids any of this. The last time I told them something, they said, \”Wow Mom what is going on with you?\” I felt it was said in a judgmental spirit – I could be wrong. My boys have always believed that their mom could do anything. They are in denial that I am getting old – and can\’t do as much as I used to. In a way, so am I. I refuse to believe I will not be able to climb Mt. Whitney one day or swim laps in a pool or go kayaking. I refuse to believe at age 67 – I am done. This is just an overhaul period of my life.
ANYWAY, I\’m not going to tell them until everything is done and over with. They don\’t get it. I waited for a lot of these procedures until my MediCare kicked in at age 65. The first thing I had to do, got my knee replacement or else I would be limping around or possibly sitting in a wheelchair. Then the pandemic and the medical profession were pretty much shut out from performing elective surgeries. Yes, even a knee replacement, cataract surgery, and rotator cup surgeries are considered elective. I don\’t \”have to\” have it done. I could just live with blurred vision and unable to lift a napkin – for the rest of my life. I choose to fix it.
So I am playing catch up – I am hoping after this year I will have many years of smooth sailing…and maybe, just maybe I will attempt to climb Mt Whitney with my sons and my husband before I am 80 years old. Notice I didn\’t say, complete it.
OVERHAULING THE TENT TRAILER
Yesterday we drove over to Camping World and looked around for an exhaust fan for the trailer. It didn\’t have one before.
But totally could not resist this doormat to go outside the step. We have a black lab and it was perfect.