Myra Blackwell

First post: Mar 2, 2018
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Initially being treated for bursitis and tendinitis of her shoulders, Myra’s MRI results in January of 2018 showed multiple full-thickness tendon tears in both of her rotator cuffs. The source of Myra’s injuries is unknown, but she is working with her doctors to rule out any possible underlying conditions. She will undergo two separate shoulder surgeries along with months of significant rehab and physical therapy. The doctors are predicting that she will be out of work for at least the remainder of the year, and she says this “breaks my heart and makes me anxious about how I am going to adequately provide for my son.”

The first surgery will be an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair on her left shoulder, February 16th. She will have to do intensive rehabilitation, and will not be able to drive for at least six weeks following the procedure. She is fortunate to have her mother in a neighboring city to come help care for her, along with coworkers and friends, who will rotate providing meals and transportation to physical therapy and her son to school and activities. If that surgery is successful and the shoulder progresses well with therapy, they will do a similar surgery to her right shoulder roughly 4 to 5 months out.

For now, the most important need is for folks to make and bring meals to Myra and her 16 year old son so that they don't have to worry about what is available and nutritious for them.  Please see the calendar, in which openings for visits, errands and food will be posted.  

Thank you for every call, text, email and visit.  The need will be present for quite some time, so please come back to check on what you can do to give back to one of the most giving people we know.
Peace and good health to you! Team Myra

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