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Dr Joe’s Muscle Shrinkage – Week 2

My Lovely wife driving me to Greensboro for the big cut!

9/23/2020

Decision to reframe shoulder injury and need for 4 to 6 weeks of total immobilization of shoulder and arm as “Leg and Ab Month!” Decided to chronicle the journey to share my struggles and successes.

9/24/2020

Last day at work before surgery. Had amazing Pastor couple lay hands and pray for my recovery, it felt really good, it started the healing in earnest. I know that much. My dear Nurse Angie loaned me a shoulder icing device from her husband, was told it was the key to not go crazy with soreness after surgery. Accepted with much thanks. Told by surgeon I needed a recliner to sleep, dutifully, my wife and daughter and I drove to Big Lots and scored a beautiful maroon gliding recliner as soft as Wonder white bread itself…$200 cash out the door, into the pickup and in my bedroom. Slept better. May just get rid of bed forever and sleep on the Big Lot beauty.

9/25/2020

Day of surgery, not allowed to eat or drink anything for 14 hours before surgery (despite evidence that shows that no intake for greater than 4 hours is enough), no food and i get a lil grumpy. Wife and daughter bought me a track suit, now I look like Eminem but no mom spaghetti on my shirt. Went to office to get a few last things in place, Nurse Rachel just took some before surgery photos along with a pic of my scale stats.

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