38, as far as health goes, was not the best. I was sick with sinus infections often. I had sinus surgery to fix that. It was a great decision and I have felt so much better. I was even able to fly without getting sick!
Now, exactly a week from turning 39, I had shoulder surgery. I fell while holding Jasper months ago. Things haven’t been right since. My pain got worse. My shoulder was unstable. It would slip in and out of place with slight movements. It hurt so much. After various tests, my doctor decided surgery was the best way to go. It was going to happen in August but I moved it to July since my doctor had an unexpected opening.
I don’t recall much after getting my IV put in. I know that I had a nerve block to help with pain. It was lovely to not feel my arm at all. This morning though, the pain is coming through. Its not too bad at the moment so hopefully it stays that way. I go for my first check up on Monday. My plan is to blog more about my recovery since I wasn’t able to find many personal stories online.
While having this surgery definitely sucks, I can honestly say that I am so grateful for a job that encourages me in all I do, including getting healthy. I don’t have to worry about how much time I’m taking off. We have unlimited sick and vacation days! Oh and the insurance is top notch. Not having to stress about anything work related while recovering is nice. We are always hiring!
Melvin has been my rock during my down times. He nurses me and makes sure I have ice water, a fully charged phone, and am comfortable. And he takes care of the kids too! Hashtag blessed for all I have.
We’ve been joking that after surgery I’m now all right.
Here’s to hoping 39 is my best year yet!