The anaesthetic brachial nerve block has nearly worn off and the bruising has come out spectacularly.
The nerve block made the first few days after the surgery much easier to deal with, though as well as working in the shoulder it also left my left arm completely like a dead weight, I had no sensation right to the tips of my fingers, I couldn’t feel the nurse sticking a pin in and couldn’t make my fingers do anything. Sensation has mostly returned, though the outside of the wrist and hand and the little finger and the next one still don’t have complete feeling or control.
The bruising is multi coloured, so five days later it’s actually become much more uncomfortable, just when I was hoping to cut down the pain killers for my stomachs sake. The arm is aching and not being able to practice is making me feel cold, no circulation.
I have 6 physio exercises I repeat x 3 times daily, raising the arm is much better, but lateral movement is hard, though until I see the Physio I’m not sure if it’s the surgery, the stitches or the very sticky dressings they used to stem the red tide that I’m up against. The exercises have become harder as the nerve block has worn off and the bruising has come out.
Ani in Mysore sent me a nice monk inspired get well card.
And some from the Yogaclicks folk