Today's technology is truly amazing. Recently my mother underwent a surgitation, and had her shoulder rebuilt.
That's right, they went into the spare parts cabinet, and pulled out some new shoulder parts, and put them in my mother's shoulder. This is in addition to her two replacement hips. Titanium Cobalt hips at that.
It's a brave new world, folks. As your body wears out, they have figured out how to replace the parts that have worn out, broken, disappeared, or just plain stopped working.
I can think of a couple of colleagues whose brains aren't performin' all that well, maybe they can perform a scarecrow-ecotomy on them?
Mom is looking down the barrel of a couple of tough weeks of rehabilitation. (they tell me that this is one of the hardest rehabs out there, 'cause according to my Occupational Therapist Daughter, the shoulder is the most complicated joint in the body.) She's going to have to learn how to use this new equipment, and my mother is not the best person for reading and following the user's manual.
My sister and I will be there to help her along.
Wish me luck... er... I mean, wish HER luck. (Did I mention my daughter's an occupational therapist?)
eatin' some crow
ALAN MAY, Realtor®
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, 2929 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
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