Friday, October 24, 2014

Update On Move And Surgery


I moved last Monday morning.  We were on our way by 8:00 as planed.  All the guys in Maintenance came to say goodbye.  Thank you, Jeremy, Ruben and Bruce for all your help.

We needed to stop to fill up the Propane tank, so we stopped at U-Haul then parked in their lot while we went to Panera at The Plant for breakfast.  We took CA 87 south to CA 85 west to CA 17 to Santa Cruz.  Ted was able to back in to space 24 in just two tries and leveled it with just a few pieces of wood.  We got it all set up and then headed back to Grant Park to get my car.  Ted headed home to San Francisco and I headed home to Santa Cruz.  I was going to stop to shop, but decided to just go home.

Tuesday I slept in, because it was really chilly and I didn’t want to get out of my warm cocoon.  It starts to warm up when the sun comes above the trees, then it is really nice.  I ended up running those errands in Santa Cruz, so that I could get to know my new surroundings.  I also wanted to get stocked up, since I would be incapacitated for a while after surgery. 

Wednesday I didn’t get out of bed until 11:00.  I wanted to  get the outside setup, but I have to wait until the previous tenant removes his shed and other stuff,  Until then I can’t open the back compartment.  He is supposed remove it by tomorrow.

I was supposed to be admitted into the hospital and be released on Saturday, but that all changed.  Dr. Stidham decided to take out the long screw, but leave the rod in, then go into the shoulder to remove all the scar tissue.  I was able to go home the same day.  Ted had to change his plans and came to take me home after work.  I am home and doing well.  With the change, I forgot my prescription for main medication, but am doing just fine with extra strength Tylenol.  My left arm is in a sling and I have an ice pack on it.  Needless to say I’m doing everything one handed, but that’s okay, I’ve had a lot of practice.

I’ll see if I can get some pictures to post soon.

Thanks for visiting

IMG_0850 I got to spend the day at Ted’s

Susan and Angel


  1. My shoulder hurts just reading your account of surgery. Hope you are back to "normal" soon.

  2. Glad you are settled and that you have that surgery out of the way. Now do you think you'll need more? You have had way too much practice doing everything with one hand.

  3. Boy, you sure have been through a lot! I have to hand it to you, being so positive. I guess there's nothing else to do, though, is there? I'm glad the surgery went well and you seem to be doing SO well - so quickly. Just another reminder for me to plug in that WII Fit I have and start doing the balance exercises again. Good luck, keep healing, and keep your spirits up. :)

  4. Glad to hear you have both the move and the surgery behind you. Here's hoping the recovery will be short, painless, and complete.

  5. Glad your surgery went well, and that you have Ted to help out with driving, etc. Sorry we weren't able to meet up while I was out there, but we'll be back in Morgan Hill by Jan. 5th.

  6. And just imagine she typed all that above with ONE HAND!