"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

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Recovery - 2

Well, yet another busy week held me from blogging, against my will!  But I am here, with the constant hope to return to frequent posts.  Until then it seems as though the "week in review" format is what we get!  

Tuesday Amy went to the doctor for her follow-up.  The news wasn't as good as we had been hoping for.  She really did a number on her shoulder, ripping the ligaments and cartilage from both the front and back of her shoulder.  In addition to repairing this, they had to shorten her ligaments because they were so stretched out.  There was also a fracture caused by the dislocation that they had to deal with.  In short, he pretty much had to rebuild her shoulder joint.  What does this cringe-worthy news mean for her?  Well, 4 more weeks in the sling, taking it off only for showers.  After that she will begin physical therapy that will focus on loosening her ligaments (since they will be tight from the shortening) and increasing her range of movement.  I'm hoping by Christmas she will be back to normal, for the most part.  Only time will tell though so we will see.

Once more I am amazed by her fortitude as she deals with the pain and begins to slowly get back into her usual life.  We were also further blessed this week as more friends and coworkers provided us with meals.  Amazing.  HE really does have a way of bringing good from the bad.  So, Amy returns to work on Monday and we will see how she does.  Mentally she is ready, physically she is still working on it.  But, as I've said before, she is a trooper and will do well.  She is eager to get back to her job and her girls.  Returning to work will mean she is now fully on the road to recovery and our lives will slowly begin to get back to normal.  Hopefully the next shoulder-themed post will come in a month when she has to begin physical therapy.  That's the idea at least!

All is well, continuing to recover, in Drosche Land. 

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