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Posted Jan 20 2010 11:25am

January 20, 2010 by beartwinsmom

Hello and welcome to 2010! Yes, I know I’m about a couple of weeks late welcoming in the new year here at The Den, but it’s still the first month of the year. ;-) I’m still good for a few more days.

It has been a wild ride for the past few months. I injured my shoulder last summer while we were camping, and had to have surgery in December. We thought I had a torn rotator cuff and bicep tendon. I did about 6 weeks of physical therapy before surgery in hopes of strengthening the muscles and tendons so that post-operation recovery wouldn’t be so painful.  After the surgery (thankfully done arthroscopically), we discovered that I had a huge bone spur and much bursa inflammation. The doctor shaved 5mm off the bone spur, decompressed the bursa, and found that my rotator cuff is starting to fray (oh yippee. /sarcasm.)

Now, I’m in post-surgery physical therapy, and it hurts more now than it did pre-surgery. I haven’t been sleeping well at night because of the pain, either. It might take me at least 3 months until I can sleep through the night without pain. Great. sigh

So… I’ve looked back and discovered that I haven’t written for 5 months. Yikes- that’s a long time. Much has happened: the boys are in another grade, they’re another year older, and have grown MUCH taller.

I hope to get back to writing at a regular pace again here. Did you miss me? :-)

Okay, so I’m feeling a little silly. Here’s a quick poll:

Yes, I’m being a little self-centered, but I do care about my readers. I hope I still have readers. I’d like to know if y’all are still there.

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