As many of you who follow my posts every other week know, I have been conspicuously absent for a month or so. Like Big Ben or Old Faithful, I could always be counted on to provide a new entry every two weeks like clockwork. Well, sadly, that perfect record now has a blemish on it. I was unable to perform my duties as your purveyor of Rheumatoid Arthritis facts and R.A. related info, but I assure you there is a good reason.
As those of you who follow my shoulder replacement blog know, I went under the knife on September 26 in order to get my joint replaced. Well, the surgery itself was a success. I won’t go into too much detail here, but sufficed to say that I will soon be able to reach those plates on the top shelf. (For an in-detail account of the surgery and its outcome, please check out the shoulder replacement surgery blog–Part 5.) Unfortunately, there were unexpected complications that made a five-day long hospital stay into a week-long ordeal that has far-reaching consequences that will affect me for the rest of my life.