Was it the Shoulder Pads?

February 13, 2018

No, I am not still lamenting the Patriots loss in the Super Bowl. I’m wondering if my 80’s fashion choices led to two, count ‘em, two shoulder surgeries.

I’m headed out to have the second shoulder done in a few moments, so if any of you read this Tuesday morning send a good thought out into the universe for me. I like my doctor, and my recovery was quick on the other shoulder, so I’m hoping for the best. The worst part is heading out of the house with no makeup or hair products or moisturizer. Thanks goodness it’s winter and sunny – a parka with a hood and sunglasses are my new best friends.

I’m not being blasé about this, I know surgery is always risky and not anyone’s first choice, but I’m not having a replacement, just, as the good doctor says, “A clean up”. I have what’s called an impingement, the space in my shoulder joint is too narrow, and therefore the things that need to move around in there get inflamed and painful. So a bit of scraping and space-making and I’ll be (hopefully) good to go.

So what caused this? Genetics? Bad luck? Heavy handbags? Those afore mentioned 80’s shoulder pads? I know, they’re not THAT heavy, but man, I could rock me some shoulder pads.

Well, we’ll never know. I’m just happy McNeil Orthopedics’ Dr. Stephen McNeil and his staff always take such good care of me. And I’m looking forward to a good night’s sleep very soon…



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Andrea February 13, 2018 at 9:56 am

You look absolutely adorable in your ’80s gear. Sending lots of positive shoulder wishes your way. ❤️🙋🏻


Cheryl February 13, 2018 at 10:19 am

Speedy recovery, Deb!


Connie February 13, 2018 at 10:38 am

I remember the shoulder pads but yours sure beat mine!!!! Good luck with the surgery. Summers coming, see you soon.


Ursula February 13, 2018 at 11:02 am

Sending prayers, live, and good vibes your way, Deb!


Annette February 13, 2018 at 11:09 am

Prayers for a speedy recovery. I’m available if you need anything.


Melon February 13, 2018 at 12:58 pm

Holy Carfish Dahlink! Be good and be well! Xo melon


Kate February 14, 2018 at 6:04 am

Hope you now home and resting comfortably.
Sending positive thoughts your way.


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