Shoulder Surgery

Today I am undergoing shoulder surgery, so I will most likely be out for a few weeks. It appears a lifetime of weightlifting had finally caught up with me! Late last year I’d discovered a tear in a shoulder muscle. It wasn’t a big tear, but enough to feel like a knife digging into me every time I did chest presses. Long story short, I’ve been doing physical therapy since, I no longer feel that stabbing pain, but am also not lifting the weights I used to lift, since I had to significantly modify my workout routine.


There is still something “wrong” in there, and today I am finally going to correct that! Well, the surgeon is. Anyway, that’s where I am today. I will be in a sling the next four to six weeks, I’m told. For the next two, glued to a recliner. So all this kinda prevents any keyboarding…and really, I should not be doing anything but resting and recuperating and tons of physical therapy so I heal properly.

And I’m really looking forward to all this!

This has been a “thing” for almost a year, and I’m tired of thinking about it and working around it every danged day, because there are many daily reminders that something “just ain’t right” in there. It’s always best to correct these kinds of things as early as possible and not allow them to get worse.

So…have a good one, y’all, and I’ll see ya when I’m able to again hit the keyboard!


About fpdorchak

Upmarket paranormal fiction author. I write gritty, Twilight Zone-like fiction. Please check out my website:! Thank you for stopping by!
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6 Responses to Shoulder Surgery

  1. Wendy Brydge says:

    Glad you’re finally getting this taken care of, Frank. Best of luck!

  2. Paul says:

    Yikes. Off the keyboard for several weeks — that’s rough for an author. Hope you come through this with flying colors, Frank!

    • fpdorchak says:

      Thanks, Paul!

      Not sure of how long, so I’ll just see how things go. The sling I’m in actually allows use of my hand, but it’s still pretty numb. I’m typing this one-handed on an iPhone. 🙂

  3. Karen Lin says:

    Are you going to use dragon or some other program so you can speak your writing?

    • fpdorchak says:

      Not using any voice apps. If I feel moved to write, I’ll use a notepad and pencil for now…or my iPhone, like now. But not pushing things. May even just edit what I’ve already drafted….

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