Sunday, January 7, 2018

Plan B

Going into the winter, Plan A was to finish Gardens and launch her in the spring. That was Plan A even though I was anticipating knee replacement surgery in early winter.

In early December I was diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff, which was confirmed with an MRI. Surgery on the shoulder is set for January 31. The surgeon says full recovery will take three or four months depending on how diligent I am with PT. I plan to be very diligent - but that gets me to knee surgery in May, or possibly June. And that recovery will have me ready for the second knee replacement. Aging is not for the weak…

Plan B is to focus on these medical concerns and do what I can on Gardens as recovery allows. So, progress will be slow (yes, slower than it has been!) and Gardens’ launch may not happen until spring of next year.

In the meantime, Gardens waits patiently in the barn...

Have patience my friends. I’ll continue with the blog - although my posts may drift a bit from work on Gardens.


  1. Hey
    Sorry to hear about your shoulder, especially since you're so close to finishing. I had rotator cuff surgery 3 years ago (at age 52). At 3 months I could lift my arm to shoulder level. Full motion came at 6 months. Feels like it's back to normal now. They always said that getting old sucks, and they were right!

    Good luck,


  2. Thanks. I appreciate hearing from others who have had rotator cuff surgery and how long recovery takes. I'm a little older than you and I've come to realize Aging is physical - what happens to the body; and Getting Old is mental - how you think and what you make of life.