My shoulder surgery is officially scheduled for October 12th. I was scheduled to get my wisdom teeth removed on September 24th, but the doctor's office called me the day before and cancelled. This was actually a blessing in disguise though, because when I got home from work on the 24th, I was so sick to my stomach. I spent the evening that night hugging the toilet bowl, and the remainder of that weekend was purely miserable.
I am back on my feet from that little stomach bug, but my shoulder is pretty sore right now. I'm not entirely looking forward to surgery, but I am looking forward to getting it all out of the way and the recovery.
The orthopedic surgeon gave me a prescription for Darvocet, which has been useful to help me sleep at night. But I'm running out of it and I don't know how well I'll be sleeping the night before my surgery.
The financial end of it isn't looking too bad. I have some PTO to use at the office, and I'll probably take all but that Monday off. Everything I've read suggests that I'll be able to get back to work after 4 days or so, which I'm staying optimistic about.
Emily's mom has been gracious enough to allow us to stay at her house for the first couple of days after the surgery. Since she's a nurse, that's an added bonus, but it also allows Emily to be able to take care of me while she's working, taking care of the nephew.
I don't know if I'll have the time or presence of mind to post any more updates between now and then, so please keep me in your thoughts and prayers as the days lead up to the surgery and for the days after. I just need to be able to keep calm about it and I want nothing more than a prompt recovery.