Sunday, November 30, 2008

Updated pictures of my scars

The doctor's told me that my ligaments were the worse case they've ever seen (of course) and that they put three anchors into my shoulder with cords attached to them to hold all my ligaments in place. Here are pictures of my wounds the day they took the stitches out which was Wednesday November 26th. The last three pictures are from Wednesday and the first two pictures are from yesterday Saturday November 29th so you can see how much better they are looking!

Some Shoulder pics

This is a picture of my pain pump that Jon had to pull out. It was about 5 inches that was coiled inside my shoulder (ugh)! The 3rd picture is me after Jon pulled the pain pump out and nearly passing out. It was a mix of feeling dizzy, nauseous, and I turned instantly to freezing cold!

The last two pictures are of my stiches before they got taken out! I have two on the front of my shoulder and one on the back of my shoulder!

Christmas Decorations

Kathy helped me put my Christmas decorations up at our apartment before they left. I have our tree, stockings and nativity scene up! Here are the pictures! The crawfish prnament is for our first Christmas in New Orleans...I don't think you can tell but it says New Orleans 2008!

Thanksgiving Cajun Style!

Thanksgiving was so much fun this year! Jon's parents and Erica came down to New Orleans and helped us celebrate! We had Cajun turkey, jambalaya, potato casserole and pecan pie! It was so delicious!!! We went and fed the ducks in our backyard in the morning,then started cooking! Here are some pictures from the day!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Shoulder Pics

Here are pictures of my shoudler the day after my surgery this is what I have to wear until Sunday morning when I can take my pain pump out! Enjoy--I look pretty good! : ) Thanks for all the prayers, I love ya'll very much! Love, Jamie


My mom and I made a centerpiece for my table for Thanksgiving! It cost around $10 and it's so cute! Let me know what you think!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Shoulder Surgery!

Here is an update about my shoulder! I am having surgery on my right shoulder on Thursday November 20th. For those of you who don't know, I've dislocated this shoulder 5 times in the past 2 years!
In the words of my doctor:
This is what it says on my doctor's history report: Jamie's status is post multiple right shoulder dislocations. She has had her MRI with an arthrogram. I have reviewed her arthrogram results with her, which demonstrates a large Hill-Sachs lesion of the humeral head as well as the Bankart lesion.
Status of my shoulder: Multiple right shoulder dislocations with Bankart lesion and Hill-Sachs lesion.
Plan: We discussed surgical options. I think that because she has had so many dislocations, she should pursue the operative treatment regimen. We are going to plan on arthoscopic repair with Bankart lesion and possible grafting of the Hill-Sachs lesion depending on the size of it at the time of surgery. We discussed the risks and benefits of the procedure, the most common complication being redislocation.
So that is what is says on my doctors report, I thought it would be easier to type that then try to put it in my own words! I will have 3 different holes on my arm where they will do the surgery; 1 on the front of my shoulder, 1 on the side of my arm, and 1 on the back of my shoulder. The surgery is outpatient, so at least I can go home right after I wake up! I will be in a sling for 6 weeks after surgery, then after that 6 weeks I will start physical therapy. I think that's pretty much it, hopefully it's not too confusing! Thanks for the prayers!
Love ya'll!