Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Nothing to see

I went to the doctor's with my sweetie this morning. That was after I ran out and shovelled the drive so that he wouldn't try it. We had already stored the shovels and were talking about seeding the lawn yesterday, where did this stuff come from?

Anyway, the reason for both the doctor visit and my concern about him shovelling are some torn bicep tendons with a 4 cm separation. Last summer he swung his arms to catch his balance and felt something pop. His arm was bruised and felt tender for a few days but it seemed to heal up and he didn't think much more about it. Then some time later he noticed a soft lump below where his muscle should be and after a while we thought he ought to get it checked out. The doctor thought it might just be some fatty tissue, but sent him for some tests. We got the results yesterday letting us know it was a torn tendon and we were in this morning to see about a referral to an orthopaedic surgeon.

I forgot to bring my tatting. I tried pulling a hair to tat with, but as my hair was braided it wouldn't pull without breaking. Fortunately before I went bald we were in to see the doctor. Now it's just a matter of wait and see. Apparently the specialists are getting so specialized they only deal with certain types of surgeries.

4 comments:

Ladytats said...

good luck with the docs. yeah, I hear you about the tatting. I know carry an edging in my purse at all times.. never know when you won't have a current project with you. the edging has to know purpose other then to be tatted.

Ladytats said...

can't believe I used the word "know" for now and no. to many things running around in my brain today I guess

Isdihara said...

Fingers crossed and positive vibes radiating out your way for the best possible surgical outcome.

Ridgewoman said...

Sounds like the Orthopedic center husband goes to..there’s the hip specialist, knee specialist, spine specialist. Pick a specialty. He seems to be working his way through beginning with that hip and now his spine.
But thank God for giving the knowledge how to deal with these things...bev