And if he passes all of that, then surgery is scheduled for October 17th. ETMC in Tyler. We have been told to be there by 9:45 a.m. Surgery around noon.
Should be about an hour to an hour and half. Recovery time. And then, as long as he does well, we will be back to the house that evening.
Dr. Devinney told us that the block on Rick's shoulder will last about 15 hours. That should give him time to get over the anesthesia from surgery, and give us time to get his pain meds filled.
Everyone that he has talked to that has had shoulder surgery, or rotator cuff surgery, has said that the worst part is the first few hours after the block wears off, and then several weeks later when they start physical therapy.
We are praying for strength and healing. For God's grace and mercy!