Year Two – Week Two

Another exciting week in the life of a somewhat invalid.  It has been two weeks since I hit the reset on my health and fitness program and six weeks since Molly took me down at the dog park and fractured my humurus head and surgical neck.

Molly acting out her guilt (or boredom).

Today, we had a family outing.  Dan drove me across the city for an ultrasound on my shoulder.  I thought this was to determine whether my bones were mending. Unfortunately, the tech said she was just checking out tendons and ligaments – not bones.  I was sitting on a chair, holding my arm in awkward poses for a solid hour! And… I still have no idea if I am on the mend. 🤦

Meanwhile Dan and Molly walked around the mall parking lot. They put on a few miles. Tonight I am rather sore and Molly is rather tired.

I have been struggling to sleep soundly for the past couple of weeks and the pain in my arm seems to be getting worse. I’m not sure if that is from the lack of sleep, a natural part of the healing process, because I was overdoing the dancing and/or therapy exercises, or if this situation is just starting to wear on me. I am still working out every day, but trying not to overdo it for now. On Saturday, I did a Zumba class – but I was very careful not to engage my left arm.

That is about it for this week’s update health and fitness update.

Meanwhile, Molly is definitely bored.

Weather wise we are welcoming back some warmer temps at least for a few days. Our snow and ice won’t be going anywhere any time soon, but at least the sun is shining. 🌞

Take care and have a great week! 💞😁⛈️


39 thoughts on “Year Two – Week Two

  1. I am sorry to hear you are having such difficulty. Probably all the things you named could have some kind of impact. I hope you are better soon! That last photo of Molly looks like how I feel today.

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  2. Winter, I am sure, is not helping you one bit! Hang in there. I wish I could count the number of x-rays I had on my leg. I was really concerned about how much radiation I was getting. Everyone just shrugged it off. Anyway, hang in there. We are all part of your team to get better quickly! Molly even looked like she was bored in those pictures.

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  3. My orthopedic doctor will get one. He is way too busy at Ambulatory care to discuss anything in depth but he will tell me what I need to know and what action needs to be taken if there is an issue. He is supposedly the best orthopedic surgeon in Regina so I trust him to do what is in my best interest. 🤗

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  4. I hope that you get good news about your healing process, Anne Marie! Molly is so cute laying on a leg in the last photo! Take care of those tendons. ☺️

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  5. Is winter helping anybody at this point? 🤦. I find it amazing how they run x-ray after x-ray with no concern, but hide behind a barrier to do them. 🙄 Molly looks bored but somehow she keeps us on our toes. 🫤


  6. Hi Annemarie,
    Having read all the comments (so far) there’s not much we can add except we’re thinking of you and wishing you the best.
    Glad you’re experiencing some warmer weather. We finally had winter arrive in CT overnight with six inches of snow. Have to admit we’ve been spoiled here this season and can’t complain.
    Looking forward to your next post 😊
    Paul and Betty

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  7. Thank you, Paul and Betty. We have had about six feet of snow but it has warmed up and rained between snowing so we have two or three feet of solid ice. At least, March arrives tomorrow. Hopefully spring will be close behind. 🌷


  8. I know it must be terribly frustrating and discouraging to get a set back after establishing such a regular fitness routine. Still I find that is how it goes for most of us and we learn to pick our routine up again after the injury heals. I have twice had to sit out with a stress fracture of the foot. It seems forever, but once we return to exercise it seems like a small blip in our life.

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  9. Thank you, Elizabeth. Most of the time I am handling things fairly well. Yesterday I was rather bummed out but our Genie & Alec came by for a good visit so I am back on track. 🤗


  10. I don’t know if it is a good sign, bad sign , or other, but talking to others their ultrasounds lasted five minutes for an injured shoulder. I have no idea what they were doing to me for a FULL hour. 😧

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  11. I was hoping to hear that your arm was doing much better. I am so sorry that you are still having pain and do not know how or if it is healing. Molly is looking good and seems to not have any problem with sleeping. I hope you can start getting some good sleep and heal while you rest and sleep. Hugs ❤

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  12. Thank you, Mags! It’s not undoable but it does get old. I am grateful every day that I am retired. Working with a broken arm/shoulder would be really miserable . (And I am still not driving)🥺

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  13. You are welcome Anne. I just hope and pray the healing gets going better and you will be back 100% soon. I think of you every day. Having gone through two shoulder injuries I know what it is like. The healing is slow and I feel for you. You are strong and you will get through this. Take good care of yourself and don’t over do. Hugs ❤

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  14. It has certainly surprised me at what all our shoulders help us do. My orthopedic surgeon gave me a short lesson on shoulders. He showed me all the parts of a shoulder on a chart and told me how each of them work. It was most interesting.

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  15. That was so good of him. The orthopedic surgeon I see is so swamped he barely has time to look at my x-ray. But he is supposed to be the best, so I do trust him to catch whatever he needs to – and to act accordingly.

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  16. It is good to hear he is supposed to be the best, with how busy he is that is a good sign that he is. Hope you have a great day sweet Anne and you keep healing. ❤

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