Rotator cuff damage and he’s not a pitcher!

Tommy had surgery today to repair his rotator cuff. It had been getting increasingly painful for him to do anything with his right arm. So, after an MRI last week, the surgeon said, “Let’s operate.” Tommy was to the point he was having a hard time sleeping and anything he did with his right arm put him in pain. We got to the hospital at about 11:15 a.m., they put in an IV and then did a nerve block. The block was to deaden his shoulder all the way down to his fingers. Surgery was schedule for 1:30 p.m., but the doctor was running late with a previous surgery. Finally at 2:15 he was wheeled away–feeling no pain. :) Since the damage was not as extensive as they thought, surgery went quicker–a little less than an hour and a half. After some time in recovery, he was released–just in time for rush hour traffic in Atlanta.

The good thing is it looks like recovery will be about half what was originally thought. Thank Goodness!

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