Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Surgery Planned...and Merry Christmas!

This is a III Part Post.

Part I
There were 57 entries in the Ramsign Giveaway.  I used the Random.org generator and number 20 is the winner.
Number 20 is Sherry at No Minimal Here.  Congrats Sherry!  I will be emailing you the details.

Part II
I know if you have been following the last few weeks, you know I injured my shoulder.  I had a MRI on the 16th and met with the doctor today for the results.  I definitely have a torn rotator cuff and a bone spur.  I will be having surgery December 29th to repair it.  I will be in a sling for about 4 weeks with therapy.  I should be totally healed in 6-9 months.  The good news is that I am getting it fixed now, instead of waiting when there could be more complications.  Other good news is that I will be encouraged to use my elbow, wrist and fingers, so I should be able to type and probably even mosaic...fingers crossed!

Part III

I want to wish you all Peace on Earth, a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, prosperous New Year!  I am taking a blog break until the New Year. 
Welcome Home,


  1. Be careful with the recovery. The "100% healed" myth can be severely hampered by some actions. I wish you well.

  2. oh, so glad you are having it fixed now.

    You so deserve a good long break.
    Have a good Christmas, dear one.
    Many hugs and kisses, bj

  3. Penny, Merry Christmas and I wish you a speedy recovery with your shoulder. I have a friend that had that surgery, just be patient with the recovery time!

  4. Good luck with the surgery Penny, I sure hope it all goes well for you! :D

  5. Penny, Wow, I was just headed to bed and decided to read your post first. I am so excited to be the winner of this sign! I have wanted one of these since I first saw them all over Europe. Thank you so very much.

    I hope your surgery goes well. My husband had torn rotator cuffs in both shoulders and I know how painful this can be. He elected to have physical therapy and not surgery. Luckily the injuries healed but it did take almost a year. Best of luck with your surgery.
    Thanks again,

  6. Congrats to Sherry on winning your giveaway.

    Don had this surgery and I'm sure all will go well. As he said "Let's get the show on the road"...we both wish you quick healing.

    Merry Christmas and a happy & healthy New Year to you both.

  7. Congratulations to Sherry, I am sorry to hear you need surgery, but there is nothing to do about it but forge ahead I suppose. I will be praying that the surgery goes well and that you heal quickly my friend!

  8. Penny, I'll be thinking of you when you have your surgery and hoping the recovery is quick. Glad to know we won't have to do without your posts for the whole time tho.

    Happy Holidays, all the best in 2011.


  9. I had been wondering about the MRI results. I am glad you are having it repaired, and I know it is a long recovery. But, I also know that you are a hard worker, and you will be their superstar. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Where will you be having your surgery, and do the plan on doing it as outpatient? Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

    Congratulations to Sherry for this exciting win. And, thank you for giving us all this great opportunity.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, dear Penny.

  10. You are definitely doing the right thing. I'm so glad that you won't be completely out of commission. Wishing you the Merriest of Christmases and a bright New Year. See you in 2011 (sooner if you change your mind, which I always allow ;>).

  11. Merry Christmas Penny and I hope all goes well with your surgery and you have a speedy recovery! Happy New Year ~ Hugs, Patti

  12. Congratulations Sherry!

    Penny, HUGS to you sweetie on your impending surgery! Glad you are getting it fixed though. Speedy recovery for you!

  13. Best Luck to you with your surgery! Merry Christmas!

  14. Congrats to the winner!
    Thoughts and Prayers for a successful surgery and speedy recovery.
    Take good care, and Merry Christmas!

  15. Congratulations to Sherry! I'm so glad you found out what needs to be done and that you are going to have it repaired soon. I will be praying for you, my friend, as you have the surgery and through your recovery. And I'm glad you will be able to come back here and visit with us and share a bit as you get well.

  16. Merry Christmas Penny!

    I know you will do great with your surgery. J got along fine, with both his shoulder (rotator cuff) surgeries. Will be thinking of you.

  17. Congrats to your lucky winner!

    Ouch! Penny I know how painful your injury is! Praying for you for a good surgery and quick recovery.

    Hope you and your family have a very happy, and blessed Christmas and new year!

  18. Christmas Blessings to you and your family, From my mountain to yours Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  19. Penny, I'm hoping for a speedy recovery for you...get well soon.

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! See you after the holidays!

    Big hugs,

  20. Congratulations to Sherry. It was a wonderful giveaway.

    Penny, I know your surgery will be very successful and you will have a speedy recovery. Just be sure to take all the time you need for proper healing.

    I wish you and your family a very, very Merry Christmas. I'm sure the New Year will bring wonderful surprises for you.
    Merry Christmas!

  21. Good luck with that surgery, Penny. You're so wise to get it done sooner than later - and next summer you'll be back in the swing of things (but with care!).

  22. Congrats to Sherry, hope your surgery goes well and a speedy recovery. Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Wishing you a beautiful holiday Penny, and a speedy recovery too! :(


  24. Merry Christmas to you both...and to your sweet family! I know you'll be glad to have the surgery and be on the road to recovery! I'll keep you in my prayers! Hugs! ♥♥♥

  25. Wishing you all the best with your surgery. Praying all goes well and a speedy recovery. Have a very blessed Christmas!

    Merry Back Porch Wishes,

  26. Wish you a Merry and bright shiny Christmas! Take care of that arm.

  27. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Our prayers are with you. Great idea to get that shoulder fixed now. Happy 2011 too. Mimi

  28. Best wishes for a quick recovery, and I hope you are able to enjoy the holidays anyway!

  29. Hi Penny,

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year. My prayers will be with you for a very speedy recovery from your surgery.

  30. A Very Merry Christmas to you too Penny; I will say a Prayer for you that all goes well and you have little pain, and heal quickly.... take care....

    God Bless

  31. Just wanted to stop by and wish you a Merry Christmas! Hope your shoulder surgery goes well and your holidays are happy.

  32. Merry Christmas, Penny! You are in my prayers for a successful surgery and speedy recovery!

    Take care and God Bless!

  33. Penny, I'm sorry to hear you need surgery, but it's great news that it will be fixed and you'll be good as new before you know it.

    I wish you a very merry Christmas filled with wonderful food, family and friends. Happy holidays to you and your family.

    Be good 'cause Santa Claus comes tonight.

  34. Penny,

    Bless you on this Christmas Eve. I'm sorry about your shoulder. Now don't laugh...but I might try to come visit you after your surgery. Maybe I could help you a little bit for a day.

    Hugs to you and your hubby for a wonderful Christmas.


  35. Penny dear, we are sorry that the surgery is required because it will keep you somewhat limited in what you can do for a while. The good thing is your tenacity and positive outlook on life will definitely assure you of a complete recovery! This is a painful injury (I had a rotator cuff problem last year but not torn so managed to heal with physio) - it's a pain in the you know what too - but therapy is very important to assure a complete recovery.

    Our love and best wishes go out to you and Kent for the holidays, and for a happy New Year - we hope to see you again soon.

    Stay warm, know we're praying for you, and tell those docs to do a great jog and get you well again asap.

    Thanks for the delightful card Penny.

    Love and hugs - Mary & Bob

  36. Hi sweet friend! Just catching up on some much needed blog visiting! Penny, you be sure to take good care of your shoulder and let it rest and heal properly. I'd be there to help you out if you didn't live on the other side of the country!

    Hoping your Christmas was special and best wishes for a terrific NEW Year.

    much love,

  37. Penny-best of luck with the surgery & recovery. I am having awful shoulder trouble too & am scheduled to see my orthopedic soon.You are so right to get this fixed before it gets worse. I will be thinking of you~xo chris