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Recovery Now

Spring                                                                          New Shoulder Moon

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this morning

The new shoulder moon has gone from new to full and over the course of its transition Kate’s new shoulder has begun to heal. Still a long road ahead but her pain is better, her overall spirits, too. She still has some nausea, which is tough for her because it makes her very uncomfortable. On the whole though her recovery is on track after those first four days post-op.

The routine of caregiving has become easier. I’ve learned how to alter my routine so it makes things simpler for her and for me. I even did two loads of laundry yesterday. Now, this may not seem like much, but Kate is a laundryhead and as a result it’s something I’ve done only rarely in all our years of marriage. Before we were married, yes, but she likes laundry. General picking up, cleaning up, something we might both do, is now my responsibility so I just do it. Cooking and shopping are mine now; as is doing the dishes, though I hope our very expensive dish drainer will actually wash the dishes, too, after Monday.

Kate’s has two post-op appointments this week, the one I mentioned on Monday at Panorama Orthopedics and Wednesday with Dr. Gidday. By the time the new shoulder moon wanes her recovery will be well advanced.

 

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