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:
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!