"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Bionic Grandma Update

Thanks to everyone who offered up their thoughts and prayers for my mom yesterday. My mom's surgery went smoothly although it took a full hour longer than it was suppose to...the damage was that bad. My mom's surgeon said she had sheared the ball off the bone. The ball had perforated her bicep and was resting right up against the axial nerve which explains the extreme amount of pain she was in. Her surgeon couldn't believe with that amount of damage and pain that my mom had stopped taking the vicodin they gave her and had only been taking ibuprofen for the pain. He also said that he doesn't think there is any nerve damage and he thinks she will regain most of the function. I personally think she is strong enough and stubborn enough to regain full use (just to prove him wrong). My mom has a prescription for 6 weeks in a sling to give her bionic shoulder time to fully integrate with her body and then she will need heavy duty physical therapy (18 months) to regain strength and range of motion.Thanks again for the thoughts and prayers. I'd appreciate continued prayers for her recover