"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

No Shoulder Ahead

You know, as in the road work sign.  Surely you've seen it.  Especially if you live in a big city like our H-Town where there is a constant, never-ending roadwork.  But I'm not blogging about traffic or our tax dollars at work improving our road conditions.  No, the term used in this post's title has taken on a new meaning here in Drosche Land.  See, yesterday Amy had another medical mishap occur.  She dislocated her shoulder.  As is typical with our lives it was nothing huge or eventful, she wasn't saving children from a burning orphanage or rescuing newborn kittens stranded high in a tree.  She was taking a clock off the wall.  Yes, something that simple.  But it dates back several years to when she separated the same shoulder in a fall.  It was slight and healed over time.  However, she has had a limited range of movement since then and apparently yesterday the way she reached just overextended it and pop - out it came!  A great co-worker took her to the ER and they were able to sedate her and put it back.  However, in doing so they chipped a piece off of her humerus bone.  Today I took the morning off and went to visit the orthopaedic surgeon with her.  There wasn't much he could tell us without more information so he ordered an MRI and we are awaiting the scheduling of that.  Hopefully that will bring good news.  The best case scenario is that all is well with no tears or problems and she will just need to remain in the immobilizer sling for another 4-6 weeks with limited movement, followed by some physical therapy.  Worst case?  They find a problem (tear or something) or the bone fragment is in a location that requires its removal.

So, we are never lacking in an adventure here in Drosche Land, be it pleasant or problematic.  The good side is that she has long since met her deductible for her insurance with everything else medical she has dealt with this year so everything is on Blue Cross/Blue Shield from here on out!  That's my lovely wife for you, always exciting and always keeping it interesting!  We have though been humbled and grateful for the outpouring of kind words, thoughts, and prayers from everyone as we deal with another medical issue.  We even had some good friends from work make us dinner for tonight since cooking with one arm is not exactly ideal or possible!  So there is another silver lining to this sudden cloud!  But, whatever His plan is, we're game and we will just proceed with prayers and faith.  Oh, and hopefully lots of patience as well!

All is well, shouldering another burden, in Drosche Land. 

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