David Yelton | CaringBridge

David Yelton

Update on David’s recovery from shoulder surgery: 

As of yesterday, David was making steady progress in his recovery from his
shoulder surgery last Friday. With help from several UUCH members, he
traveled to and from his first evaluative physical therapy session at
Duke Physical Fitness Center.  His pain and discomfort from the surgery
has now been minimized to the point that he can just use his PolarCare
Unit (ice-water shoulder jacket), wear his protective shoulder sling,
and take oral meds on an “as-needed” basis.  Since this allows him to
function fairly normally around the house, and even on short trips out
(since he is no longer relying on prescription meds), his Caringbridge site for scheduling additional caregivers is suspended as of today (10/19). 
If any additional occasional support or assistance is needed, he may
still reach out to some individuals to help out on tasks that still seem
a bit too challenging for the next week or so.

 

 

Note of gratitude from David:

My
recovery from shoulder surgery at Duke last Friday has been relatively
smooth and uncomplicated so far, and as free of pain as I could have
wished. It seems like the worst is over as I transition to a period of
physical therapy to regain range of motion and strength in my right
shoulder and arm. While I have been incapacitated, I have been blessed
by caring support from several family members, a few very close friends,
and by those of you who either accessed my “needs” list through the
Caringbridge site,  or just called me directly to see how you could
help. And a special “Thank You” to Pam for setting up and managing my
Caringbridge website.

 

So,
this message goes out from David as a heartfelt “THANK-YOU” note to all of you who
have been ready, willing, and able to assist me in my this challenging
post-surgery period.  It seems that we can now suspend using
Caringbridge for my needs-list, since I am now able to do most
everything on my own—provided I do it carefully and at a pace that
doesn’t stress the still-healing parts of my right shoulder and arm.  So
once again, I extend  MY DEEPEST THANKS  to all of you who have offered
your time and energy and love to help me through this temporary
challenge.  

 

 

 

 

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