Surgery Prep

I finally heard back from the doctor and it sounds like they are choosing to do the full open up anterior shoulder surgery as oppose to the arthroscopic tiny hole surgery... I'll be rocking a decent scar after it's over! Not going to lie, I'm a little nervous to go under the knife. I'm 32 and have never had anesthesia before so I really hope my body reacts ok. From what I understand I will be getting a nerve block in that arm that will eliminate all feeling for the 1st 24-48 hours depending on how fast your body responds. After that it's going to be a painful 1st week but quickly looks better from there on. I'm going to be sleeping in our giant beanbag (actually full of memory foam) for the 1st week to keep pressure off the shoulder. I'm going in to meet with the doc today and go over any questions, concerns, and the procedure so hopefully I'll know more after that. 

Currently my forearm on the bad side is super tight and painful to fully extend. I'm thinking that during this week of babying my shoulder I've over compensated the use of my wrist and forearm and fatigued the muscle. Almost feels like it's got a big knot or is cramping from having T-rex baby arm position too long. I'm going to take it easy for the rest of the day and see if that helps anything. Oh an to add to the fun I managed to chop a big piece of my left hand middle finger off last night making dinner. So now my only good arm can't really grip anything... When it rains it pours!  All it takes is seeing someone in a wheel chair to realize how lucky you are to have what you have. 

All I want to do is work on the maps! I'm going to use this down time to focus on the computer part of the business, setting up social media, tuning up the website, getting all the necessary marketing material together and also designed a bunch of new trails to make as soon as my arm function improves!