Monday, March 30, 2009

Two jobs just got posted today - 1 contract position, 1 direct hire position.

Wish me luck - I'm submitting my resume for both tomorrow (after reviewing and customizing for the position).

Oh yes, I follow up with my orthopedic specialist tomorrow (Tuesday) at 1:30 p.m. - I assume the stitches are coming out, and a prescription for physical therapy is forthcoming. I may still have the sling, and I'm not sure if I'll be cleared to drive yet.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

One week and counting. I still have iodine and Sharpie marks on my shoulder. Any ideas for removal?

The tape over the incisions came off yesterday - it looks like 2 stitches per hole (I have 3 holes).

Monday, March 23, 2009

Doing well recovering from surgery!

I've done a lot of sleeping, a lot of reading, and a lot of TV watching.

I see the doctor next Tuesday, and hopefully will be clear to drive after that. Because I had the best case scenario surgery (no repairs to bicep tendon), I may not be in the sling past the doctor's visit. That would be great!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sneaking on one handed typing.....

Good news. No repair required, so I should be out of the sling in two weeks.

I had an asthma attack after surgery...they said it is not uncommon with the nerve block to feel short of I had a trach tube down my throat.

I lost my voice too...and have a hard time speaking more than few words without being short of breath.

Just updating you...I'll be back in a few days.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

One week to go until surgery!

And it's going to be a long week...the surgical center told me yesterday that I cannot take ibuprofen for one week before surgery. Yep, you guessed it, that's my pain relief/anti-inflammatory of choice. I can take Tylenol, but Tylenol does not work for me. Hasn't since I was a teenager. I guess I'll try though, depending on how bad the pain level gets in the next 7 days!

Still working my way down a fairly lengthy list of things I want to do while I still have two hands to type with. :)

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

The surgery date has been set. Wednesday, March 18. It will be a day surgery.

I'll be wearing this lovely, fashionable sling for 5-6 weeks after the surgery:

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

A surgery date is one step closer to reality.

I called the doctor's office today to get an update.

Instead of the doctor's assistant calling me back, I got a call from billing. They wanted to know if I had private insurance outside of the auto insurance. I gave them my information (my husband's insurance is awesome and covers us both) and they will preauthorize my surgery through his insurance too.

I don't understand PIP, but apparently there's a finite amount of money (research shows $15K is minimum in Oregon, apparently). While the insurance company would confirm I still have money available, they wouldn't tell the doctor's office how much.

All this means I'm one step closer to an actual surgery date. And once they preauthorize with my husband's insurance, I"ll be pretty close. I assume that's when they will actually schedule the date.