Saturday, January 10, 2009


Hi friends. I am trying to type left handed and one handed with a quick update. My arm surgery went fine, although there was more tendon damage and internal scar tissue than originally thought, so the doctor had to do a bit more repair, including "drilling holes into the bone". Uggghh! Kind of glad I didnt know that ahead of time. So there is a lot of pain, and I am just trying to keep the pain medicine in me!

I didnt expect a hard partial cast up to my armpit, wrapped up so thick that my arm looks like the elephant man! So everything is a struggle! But my wonderful husband is taking great care of me.

I did learn something new today.... neither of my girls know how to use a regular curling iron! They are pros at using their straighteners though. Guess my hair will just be looking a little straggly for a week or two.

So just keep me in your prayers for a quick recovery and I'll be back as soon as I can use ten fingers again!

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Joyful said...

Hey sweet friend, glad your surgery is over. YUCK...drilling holes in the bone...*ouch*.

Praying the Lord will give you a speedy recovery. Praying your pain will be kept at bay and that you'll be able to relax and 'enjoy' this time set aside for healing.

"'Intercede with the LORD your God and pray for me that my hand may be restored.' So the man of God interceded with the LORD, and the king's hand was restored." 1 Kings 13:6

He is the same yesterday, today and forever. He is still a God of healing and restoration.

Love & prayers,

Kelly said...

Hi Tracie,
I will be praying for you for a speedy and thorough recovery from your surgery. My stepdad, age 72, just had prostate surgery a few days ago, so he is in pain recovering too. Be sure to take your pain pills as prescribed, they really it your dominant arm?
Many blessings,

B His Girl said...

At least the first part is over. Drilling does not sound fun. Your family is going to appreciate you more as they realize how much you do for them. How wonderful your husband is taking care of you. I pray the pain will ease and you can get the proper rest to heal. May God use this time to renew your spirit.

Anonymous said...

I am glad to hear that the surgery went well. I pray that your recovery is quick and pain free!