Thursday, July 28, 2011

4 Weeks

Well, it has officially been 4 weeks since my surgery. It seems to be healing well. I am still having some difficulty sleeping, but that is to be expected. It is so hard to find a comfortable position. It is amazing how many muscles get pulled if the shoulder isn't supported just right ~ especially in the neck and upper arm. It can get very uncomfortable!!!

All of the surgical tape fell off today and the scar looks good. It is a good 3" long, but has healed very nicely. I made a healing ointment/salve today. I infused some olive oil with calendula (marigold) petals on Monday. I used that, Shea butter, beeswax, sweet almond oil and sunflower oil in the ointment. I also added some extra Vitamin E oil even though sunflower oil naturally contains Vitamin E. I put in some tea tree oil and camphor oil for their healing properties.

I will be starting Physical Therapy in a couple weeks. I am half looking forward to it, but half not. I am sure it is going to hurt when they start moving my arm out, up and back. All for the best though so I will tough it out. LOL

Now to get some soap made since we are completely out. I can't do everything involved with making the soap because of the stirring involved, but I am sure I can find helpers.

Well, that's all for now.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Funny How the Mind Works

So, I had surgery on my shoulder on June 3oth to repair a rotator cuff tear. It is healing nicely. The pain gets less and less every day. Of course it is my right arm. I am allowed to use my arm to eat and anything else I can do without raising my elbow from my side for 6 weeks. Then I will start Physical Therapy that will be 2 to 3 months. So, here I sit in my recliner, my new friend. Without it, I wouldn't be able to sleep at night. As I sit here, I have such a strong desire to craft. Then I started laughing right out loud. Isn't it ironic how when you can't do something, all the sudden you just HAVE to do it? Well, that is where I am. I can't do much crafting because the movement would be too much for the arm, but I want to so badly. It is like my crafting closet is calling to me. Ironic since I haven't really made time to craft much at all in the past month. So, as soon as my arm is healed enough, you know what I will be doing. LOL