We went in for his day surgery this morning. It went very well.
However, just for fun and luck I guess, once the doctor got into his shoulder with the scope, they found not only the bone spurs waiting, but he discovered Dewey had 'shredded' for lack of a better term, roughly 90% of the tendons along the shoulder/rotator cuff area.
Good news is he said that the general structure of the muscles was great. And he didn't have to actually 'open' the shoulder for repairs, but did them through the scope opening. That makes recovery and physical therapy time much better, which means paychecks could start rolling in about 2 months.
The doctor expects his phys therapy to go good, and prayerfully quick. He could be back at work in about 6 weeks as long as he's just a point and click man (superintendent) and not toting tools. Could be 8 weeks...but of course, this is Day One, so we have a road ahead yet to see about.
So, there you have it. Shreddy Tendons and a Polar Pack :o). That's how our Wednesday went.
Dewey is sitting in loopy-ville here with a blessed minimal knowledge of having a left arm still -- that anesthesia block from surgery is working wonders :o)
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.
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