- Sep 18, 2020
- United States
Greetings everyone-I'm a newby to this forum. Went to the 'other side' in Kalamazoo Michigan on August 10th. A special hello to 'Schpooko'! I'll just give a little info on me to help encourage: Nearly 74. Male. Retired general contractor, martial artists, strength coach. Surgery on dominant hand. 5 weeks out. Still sling use, exercising 3 times a day. Go for 2nd post Dr. appt on the 24th of Sept. No post surgery pain after 1st day! Took pain-killers only 3 days (cause wife made me). Difficulties: Getting dressed with one hand (especially zipping up pants). Wore pj bottoms for 1st two weeks mostly. Showering was an experience. Being an independent person, the TSR has really re-arranged my thinking. This experience will provide you with a good measurement as to how solid your marriage (relationship) is in a few areas. Would I do this again? Can't say yes quite yet...but perhaps after another month or so, I'll have a different perspective. In summary, this has been quite the experience, but pales in comparison to what some of you have experienced, and for that I am grateful. Blessings on all of you on both sides of this surgery!