Saturday, February 28, 2009

Brad Paisley


Brad Paisley
Originally uploaded by Rachel Houghton
My husband and I went to the Rose Garden Arena last night (2/27/09) to see Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, and Crystal Shawanda in concert. It was a rockin' country concert. Our seats were located right next to the left side catwalk (on the inside), and this photo is at the top of the catwalk, close to the stage. We didn't get home until shortly after midnight!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

MRI results are in!

I had a shoulder MRI on February 16th. I met with the orthopedic specialist on February 23rd (Monday) and it is now official:

Arthroscopic shoulder surgery is required.

Looks like I have the following issues:

  • Seriously inflamed/thickened tendon (not the rotator cuff tendon, another one)
  • Bone spur impinging on the rotator cuff tendon
  • Potential partial tear of the bicep tendon (there's a dark triangle spot where the muscle should be on the MRI picture)
If they have to repair anything inside (instead of just remove), I could be in a sling for up to 6 weeks. With 6 months to full recovery.

If they don't have to repair anything, I'll be in a sling for 1 week, with 3 months to full recovery.

I'm waiting on approval right now, then they will schedule the surgery. It will be on a Wednesday, since that is his surgery day. I'm hoping it will happen on March 4 or 11...too much later than that and I'll still be wearing a sling at the STC conference in Atlanta if they repair anything.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Cat Brain (ADSR #11)

The one question I want to ask my cat Cleo.....

My layout for Challenge #11 of the ADSR contest.