Monday, December 15, 2008

Post Surgery...Day 3

So far there have been no surprises regarding my recent rotator cuff surgery. I had a wonderful surgery team led by Dr. Buddy Savoie of Tulane who told me the post surgery pain would be "worst than childbirth." On day one I felt no pain since Dr. Savoie inserted a pain block into the nerves in my shoulder. That changed on day 2 as I was "miserable" most of the night and day. I was popping the pain pills (felt like House on FOX 8) and just trying to stay comfortable. My mood was "nasty" and thank goodness I had a very patient wife who endured this time period. Today I've come from "miserable" to "awful", but it is much improved from yesterday. Was able to take off the bandages and get a sponge bath and shampoo. That in itself made me feel better. I visit Dr. Savoie on Thursday and look forward to starting the therapy that will restore my arm strength. Right now, the time table for returning to FOX 8 is Monday Jan. 5th 2009.

Looking ahead...this week will be a warm one with highs 75-80 and several rainy periods. Another strong cold front will arrive next weekend, but it won't be as cold as this last one. 10 days out, it looks like we'll see NO snow for Christmas

5 comments:

S.B.B. said...

Happy to hear that your surgery went well. I hope your pain will lessen with every passing day and your therapy will help you to quickly recover. Merry Christmas & God's blessings to you and your family.

Debbie said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better. I promise, each day gets better. I had 2 knee replacements in my late 30's. I thought I would die in therapy, but I made it through. You can too little guy!! God Bless you and your family and I will keep you in my prayers.

Aaron said...

HEY BOB THIS IS YOUR BEST FRIEND AARON SAYING GET WELL SOON WE ALL MISS YOU IN OUR HOUSE WE ARE ALL WAITING FOR YOUR RETURN TO THE NEWSCENE8 SET PRAYING FOR YOU EVERY NIGHT.


AARON O'DWYER

Kimberly said...

How are you typing this? I am guessing with one finger with your good arm!

Bourbon St. Blues said...

Yes Kimberly I was going to say Bob typed plenty for coming out of surgury. Probably one handed for sure... Glad to hear all went well with your surgury. Best wishes on a speedy recovery with therapy!!

Good to see the cold air returning for Christmas...darn and no White Christmas...and if Bob says it, you know it true!!!

Hmmm with a new shoulder...lookout Drew Brees!!!