Making Lemonade from Lemons

Liz Hottel Barrett, August 202

So I had a reverse shoulder replacement of my right arm in December of 2019.  Many of us have had replacement parts, and that one was something for which I am grateful.  I have complete upper range of motion:  the only hard thing is pulling up my pants since I’m unable to reach anything on my right backside with my right arm.  A nuisance but I’m still lucky to have most of the rest of my range.  

However, I’ve not been able to hold my fork to eat comfortably.  It’s weird, and I wish I could get back a “normal” feeling when eating, but I can’t seem to.  It’s not obvious to an on-looker, at least I don’t think so.  But the consequences include spilling things down my front.  It is so annoying, and most of the time I am unaware of it.  Anyway, I’m pretty good with stain removers and bleach, but sometimes I just can’t seem to get rid of the stains.

Therefore, I have become incredibly creative:

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My son John loves the fact that I remind him of Phyllis Diller and all the things she used to do and say.   Ah, aging is such fun!


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