Thursday, September 15, 2011

Pardon the Interruption...

But I had a little trouble with my shoulder not long ago. And while it looks like I’m holding that knife at the ready, the only thing I’m really ready to do is sit down.

It’s my right shoulder, too, and it turns out that I am more right-handed than I ever could have guessed. I won’t even tell you how long it has taken me to put this posting together. So you’ll hear from me again, just not as often for a bit.

For any of you medical-minded readers, the operation report says it was a full-thickness rotator cuff tear including supraspinatus and subscapularis, as well as biceps dislocation and a couple of other things that don’t sound like nouns or verbs to me. In any case, too radical for arthroscopic surgery, so I also have a nice 6-inch scar down my arm.

Just goes to show you should NEVER jump out of the shower onto a stone floor, even if it means washing your hair with your earrings in.

In the meantime, so as not to wander too far afield from food, I give you...

Meals for the Left Hand

1. Pizza from the local delivery place.
2. Cereal.
3. Cheese and crackers.
4. Chinese take-out.
5. Thai take-out.
6. Mexican take-out.

Or if you are lucky like I am, your angel husband will submit himself to your unbelievably tedious instructions for cooking steak, salmon, asparagus, and even vegetable soup. More on that later...


  1. oh, dear! didn't realize how bad it was! and being a natural lefty, i can attest that all 6 are also in my repertoire. and most of my earrings have been shampooed...

  2. Oh no! I hope you have a quick recovery! I'm glad to know your fantastic sense of humor is still around. Your Left Handed meals gave me a good laugh.

  3. Thank you both for such encouraging words!

  4. Oh, yikes, Lee....I feel your pain. Well, um, sort of. Hang in there!!!

  5. Susan Seligmann AxelrodSeptember 17, 2011 at 5:37 PM

    Oh no, Lee! Having fallen onto a stone entry floor years ago, in fact right before the last AHHS reunion I attended, I truly understand your dilemma, pain and frustration. It WILL get better, though your patience will be sorely tested. I had the same fashionable apparatus you're wearing, and the same understanding partner. Good luck!

  6. Yikes, Lee, I sure hope the take-out in your neighborhood is good. Feel better soon.

  7. Lee, I get the take outs but there is no vino on your list. Reportedly, it is very effective for shoulder injuries and post-surgery healing sessions. Louis Martini's 2008 Cabernet (which I am enjoying as I write) is a pretty good place to start. So hurry and get well.

  8. Thx, Bill -- just went off the heavy duty meds, so can finally get my preferred painkiller. I'll give your rec to my sommelier.

  9. Having a personal chef and a sommelier? Hmmm. Might be worth some pain.