A week ago yesterday, I had shoulder surgery to repair my rotator cuff and biceps tendon. Surgery was successful. Currently, an immobilizer sling is my constant companion and will be for the next two weeks.
I’ve been doing a lot of reading and lying around. Boredom is sitting in. My goal was to be able to keep up with blogging, and work on my manuscript. However, my laptop and speech to text software aren’t playing together nicely.
Randomly, the word “for” keeps popping up in the middle of my sentences. Not only is this annoying, but it’s kind of scary, too. Though I am not a science fiction writer, my mind wanders to old movies where machines take over the world. This is not an ideal situation for someone who is housebound with nothing but an active imagination and one arm.
The only pain I’ve had from surgery came the day after. The pain meds didn’t agree with me and the resulting upset stomach and vertigo were much worse. Truly, I can say I am not suffering from any residual pain. The problem this creates is an unconscious movement of my arm in the sling, which is a no-no.
Learning to do things with one arm, the nondominant arm, has been an adventure in laughter. One must keep a sense of humor. I just paused to think about what to write in this sentence and the word for popped up suddenly. A few moments ago this entire paragraph suddenly deleted itself and began a new paragraph with the word — For.
I am seriously getting creeped out now and must end this blog. Keep me in your prayers, please. I hope you do not hear anything dire on the news regarding me and my computer.