My junkets have taken me to many faraway and exotic places. Earlier this year, I spent time in Jordan, Egypt and Israel. Sharing my thoughts, memories and photos about my Middle Eastern adventure helped me relive and learn even more from the experience. An unforgetable pyramid,
noteworthy smells and tastes,
and ancient ruins
made their way into the blog. And if you have been with me since I started blogging, you might remember these bubbles breezin’ in Rome.
You might be surprised, but my current adventure is keeping me close to home. Yup….. no packing, passport or plane; taxis or transports totally unnecessary; museums and monuments have no role. Instead, I am embarked on a personal journey meant to change the old me into a new, improved and stronger version of the Jackie you have come to know. You see, while I seemed to be in charge while hanging out at Wadi Rum in Jordan…. or
managing luggage at the Basel train station in Switzerland…
or seeking the California sun with my Traveling Companion
my left shoulder was attempting to be the boss of of me. Well, this beautiful shoulder finally
won the battle for power and insisted on medical attention. Extended physical therapy and three cortosone shots proved helpful, but did not represent a cure. Seeking a second opinion did very little to change the the first diagnosis…them bones …them bones…them bones…need replacing. Here’s one of my shoulder shots…see for yourself….what a mess.
One thing led to another, and I found myself on the way to the operating room. Here I am…with my mask. Feel free to enjoy the hospital art behind me. If I look anxious…well, I was, but
my nurse, Penny, did a lot to make me feel comfortable. I got to wear that really cool hospital gown that you see Penny holding. My sincere thanks to Penny as I am sure that taking care of me was not an easy task.
My surgeon, Dr. Ryan Miyamoto, started operating at 7:30 am, and seventy minutes later, Jackie Henry had a new shoulder. At 3:30 pm, Jackie’s new shoulder took her home for some much needed rest and a diet of tangerine ice pops. Let me introduce you to my bandaged shoulder which, currently, is not quite ready for primetime.
I must admit this junket is far more challenging than I anticipated, but I fully expect my new shoulder is going to take me far and wide. This particular junket is not an African Safari, but I hope to get there once my new shoulder pushes Covid 19 out of the way. Stay with me….tomorrow starts physical therapy. Here’s wishing you all health and mobility….Love, the Unseasoned Traveler.