That's not right.
It's been nine days since my last post.
There. That's more like it.
Do you know how tedious it is to type and use the mouse with your "other" hand? I admit to cheating a bit the past couple days with the typing bit, but I have to stop that cuz it's making my shoulder ache a bit more.
Not a good thing.
And along with the suture abcess, which I now have to take antibiotics for, the aching bit I could do without. It's definitely downgraded from brutally painful to bloody annoying at times, so its a big improvement, I guess.
I saw the surgeon today and got the lowdown on the operation. I even got colour photos to take home! He explained what each one was and what he did, and also gave me the game plan for the next couple of months. I now have a plastic anchor screwed into the bone of my upper arm (the humerus, in case you're itching to know) that comes pre-laced with some string that he then threaded through the shredded tendon and tied it up snugly to the bone, where it can (eventually) be put into service once again.
Which means, I should be able to lift my arm to scratch my armpit by about Christmas. Isn't that just too exciting?!?!
And just because I can, here are some photos of all that.
This shows the shredded tendon at the top, looking rather like chicken feathers...
And this shows everything tied snugly, although still rather fluffy.