I have meant to post an update (several progress reports, actually) since surgery. Unfortunately, I have had complications which has, at times, brought me to my knees. It has been difficult. Due to my inability to tolerate any prescribed pain medication, I’ve had to grit my teeth and push through physical therapy on my own.
I have been trying to distract myself as much as I am able by painting with my left hand as I can tolerate. I posted an update via my Instagram account this afternoon which sums up the last few weeks and my current state of mind (which, at times, changes by the hour):
“Progress on Squirrel. It has been five weeks now since shoulder surgery, and although I am grateful that I’ve been able to make use of my left hand I am eager to get back to normal and move forward from this chapter of my life. Rehab has been the most painful and challenging thing I have ever been through. Pain is an evil temptress – it begs you to quit; it taunts and misleads you into thinking you can’t take any more – but then you realize what you’re working for and the end goal is suddenly all that matters – quitting is not an option.”
Thank you for your thoughts. Until next time….