Surgery went well, recovery is the usual downtime, and it will be awhile before l know how successful it was. My doctor and my husband conspired as to how they would keep me down, and this ranged from sending Bruce home with injectable sedatives, to using duck tape to the keep in a chair and/or a straight jacket. The doctor settled on putting my arm in a sling to remind me not to use it to lift things, pull things, raise it over my head etc. This is all about stabilizing my chest muscles. Honestly, it really is good to have a reminder, because it’s the little movements that make the difference here, and simple things like reaching up to brush my hair are hard not to do out of habit.
Anyway, in preparation of being out of the shop, I took stock of what I have accomplished in the last couple months during the time I have been able to be in the shop and took a few photos. I”m posting them in my blog about my shop progress called: As the shop turns.
Thanks again for all your support. During my downtime, I am going to working on posting some more of my projects from my earlier woodworking days, and spending time reading blogs, and forums and reinventing my shop layout and organization over and over again.
-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.