February 25th, 2007, 01:20 AM
Rob: Having been through the devastating nightmares that you are currently going through, I can promise you one thing: when it's all over, your life will be happy and fulfilling once again. When you're suffering, it seems like things will never, ever be normal again... but at what seems like a snail's pace, things do ease into place and normalcy eventually takes over.
Making a detailed list of all the wonderful things you'll do and places you'll travel to when you're better. When you are suffering, fixate on the items on that list; talk and email with people about them. Feel free to add on your dreams. This all sounds a little hokey, but I did what I am suggesting to you, and it took me through prolonged times of Stygian physical pain and despair.
Best of luck in your surgery on Monday. Punz
February 25th, 2007, 02:29 AM
February 25th, 2007, 03:28 PM
Speedy recovery, BR. We're pulling for you - and hoping you score some great pain killers.
March 7th, 2007, 01:23 PM
The painkillers are great. I get my stitches out tomorrow. Hooray!!! I have two more weeks of immobility for my right arm. So, I'm still profoundly disabled. Yet, I'm a whizz at one-handed typing. With the keyboard on my lap I'm obviously still staying engaged. Still achy and sore, but I've turned a corner. Next up is the torn ligaments in my knee, but, honestly, I think the worst is behind me.
For those who come here regularly, you know the depth of community Edward has allowed us to create. I just want to reiterate my appreciation for the very real people behind the usernames. The messages in this thread and the many supportive PMs have been very uplifting.
March 20th, 2007, 11:47 AM
A little something to help with your recuperation ...
Baby Jane to the Dance Floor
March 20th, 2007, 12:18 PM
I coming along. I'm gonna wait for my next x-ray before making any declarations on success. But, I feel good. Thanks for all the cheer!
March 20th, 2007, 02:23 PM
Give us an update after you get your results BrooklynRider.
That was really good. What a good twisted movie that was. I should see it again.
Originally Posted by lofter1
March 20th, 2007, 10:14 PM
Glad you liked that, BR.
"Whatever Happened to Baby Jane" is really one of the greats of that genre.
April 5th, 2007, 10:44 PM
HOOOORAY!!!! I had my x-rays today and my shoulder is healing. Finally, I can say good-bye to the last seven months of hell. This was the last hurdle. Still some damage to my knee to work on, but this is huge. I feel great!! Still have limited use, but healing nicely.
I'm ready to go dig in Maggie's Garden again!
Thanks everyone for the support.
April 6th, 2007, 10:30 AM
April 6th, 2007, 10:43 AM
You should test the competence of your doctor by asking the question,
Originally Posted by BrooklynRider
"Will I be able to play the piano?"
The correct reply will show you're in good hands.
April 6th, 2007, 02:35 PM
April 13th, 2007, 02:36 AM
April 13th, 2007, 06:37 PM
Thanks Rapunzel. I did keep myself fit and I started ramping up to my old exercise regimen this week. I still have a couple more weeks of treating my shoulder gingerly, but for all intent and purposes I am recovered.
Yes, Yes, the good news....
I signed on to a senior marketing position with a large international architectural firm headquartered here in NYC.
Oh, Happy Day!
April 14th, 2007, 07:14 PM
Congrats! To have a turn-around like this, shows what you're made of.