Friday, November 12, 2010

Mom's Surgery

I know I showed this photo earlier but this post is about mom so I am posting the photo again. This photo was taken back in the early spring at a family day for her company that she works for. Chantal, Mom, and Me...Mom went back to see the surgeon this morning. Long story short....She has surgery scheduled for 7:30am Tuesday morning. She has a torn rotator cuff that needs repaired and he said the actual surgery will take about 45 minutes. She will be off work 8-10 weeks and she is NOT allowed to move her left arm at all for 6 weeks, then a few weeks of physical therapy. He said even when she does go back to work she will not be able to lift that much or anything.

Mom is not one to sit down and do nothing. She is already getting agitated just thinking about not being able to use it for so long. She can't even raise her arm right now and this just happened. I can imagine how stressed she will be by the time this is all over. She has lots of books to read but after a while that will get old to her. I told her that when the weather was nice enough we could go walking a little. Mom helped take care of me when I fell and fractured my legs so I will be more than honored to help her.

So my plan is to have her at the hospital by 7:30am, Richard will get Hunter on the bus. Stay with her while she has surgery, take her back home and stay with her that day until Chantal gets home from work and then she can take over. I figure that first day she will pretty much be out of it.

Tomorrow we are having Lexie a birthday party cookout. Nothing major just burgers, cake and ice cream just not up to doing anything too big. Richard will grill the burgers for me. She is now 14!

Also this weekend, I hope to get something ready to take with me to the hospital to work on. I have my hexagons and yo-yo's but not sure if I want to work on those or not. We'll see how the weekend goes, maybe something else.

So if you don't mind, please keep my momma in your prayers that she makes a speedy recovery!! I do love her a whole bunch ya know!!! :)
Kristie

9 comments:

Amelia said...

Prayers said for your Mother....it will be hard for her to be still - but it is a necessary thing.

Rhonda said...

My prayers are going up for your mom, Kristie.

Kentucky Granny said...

Kirstie,

Hope all goes well with your Mom's surgery. I will check in often. Been reading your blog every few days. Take care.

Jeanette

julieQ said...

Just said a prayer for your mom, and for you too...hang on, girl! Take care of you too...

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Praying for your mom.. Hope all goes well for her and she has a speedy recovery.

orchidlover said...

Sending positive thoughts for your mum.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

jillquilts said...

Sending positive and restful thoughts for you and your mom! I'm sure that everything will be fine and the weeks of no movement will go by so quickly!

Keep us posted!

Libby said...

I will be sending lots of prayers your way Kristie! I hope that everything goes well and you both heal quickly! Please update us Tuesday!
On a happier note, you get to spend some extra time with your Mom!

Texan said...

My honeyman had rotator cuff surgery a couple years ago. It was a painful recovery but he is 100% good as new!! They had to put some screws for a lack of a better way to say into his bone as well, he had a pretty bad situation... but in the long run of it ... the surgery gave him back full use of that shoulder and arm! I hope your Moms surgery goes well and she has a total full recovery and use of her arm and shoulder! Tell to try to remember, better days are coming!