While planning for these surgeries, I had sort of figured that since the surgeons were going to disrupt (i.e. carve off…) so much muscle and fascia near my right shoulder in the process of doing the mastectomy and searching for lymph nodes that my whole arm was going to be out of commission for six weeks or so.
As long as my ice packs are in place and I’m willing to work a little left of midline so that I don’t have to rotate my arm, I can knit. Slowly. I think all the pain pills really interfere with my coordination. Good thing I’m not allowed to drive 🙂 .
On the other hand (with the other hand? with neither hand?) I can’t hold George. Not only can’t I pick him up, I can’t snuggle with him, since there’s no way to explain to him that he’d have to stay absolutely still. Healthy, busy, active, strong one year olds just aren’t good at staying absolutely still, so I’m OK with that.
I see one surgeon this afternoon, one tomorrow. I don’t think anything interesting is going to happen at either appointment, which is good. But speaking of interesting, I need to put up the photos of the operating room. That will have to wait until tomorrow, though. Today I have to knit just a little bit more then take my nap.