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Uncle Stephen’s Surgery

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

The rotator cuff surgery went well, the waking up phase – not so well.  Uncle Stephen has a bit of a reaction to the anesthesia and was flailing when waking up.  As a result he was given some heavy duty drugs to settle hime down.  This caused him to take longer than expected to wake up enough to be released.  His surgery took place at noon (delayed one hour) and I was not able to bring him home until after 10:00 PM.  Uncle Stephen is up and moble this morning with the help of a sling and some really good pain pills.  A follow-up appointment is scheduled for Tuesday where we will get more information on what he should and should not be doing with respect to mobility at this time.  Hope all is well with you and that you are having good weather on this leg of your travels.  (Auntie)