Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Pageboy bob

It had been nearly two weeks since my hair had been washed with anything other than a dry shampoo, so it looked and felt awful.  After my appointment with Dr. Bell yesterday morning, my daughter Sandra took me to get my hair shampooed and cut into a sort of pageboy bob.  Penny, who decided on a good style for me that wouldbe easy to maintain, washed my hair while I leaned forward into the sink, trying to avoid hurting my broken shoulder.  Some water dribbled down the cape onto the floor, and she knelt to mop it up with a towel so I wouldn't slip.  I told her, "I will be back!"  And Sandra said she left her a very good tip for all she did.  This is different from anything I've had before, but it feels comfortable.

Good news — the orthopaedist said, after looking at new xrays, that I can skip surgery and start physical therapy in a couple of weeks.  Meanwhile, I'm to take my arm out of the sling several times a day and move it like a pendulum while it hangs down from my shoulder.  It feels good to move it, and this morning I got up with less effort and less pain than I've felt since the accident.

5 comments:

Madgew said...

Great news on all fronts. Like the new do.

Jan said...

You look very nice! Good hair cut! I am remembering my shoulder injury/surgery and wearing the sling and that pendulum exercise. Sending you healing thoughts and prayers. I am amazed at how I've healed, though it took more months than I'd originally anticipated. PT is amazingly effective!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Good news all around! That is great that you don't have to have surgery, what a relief. And I LOVE your haircut; it looks great on you

Susan Tidwell said...

Wow, what a great day! Clean hair, new haircut, good news from the doc, NO surgery, and it actually feels good to move your arm! So glad for you. I figured nothing would hold you down for long. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Beth said...

Bonnie, I LOVE your hair! It's very flattering. I'm so happy to hear the good news about your shoulder---what a relief. You are in my thoughts and prayers, my friend.

A blessed and wondrous Christmas and New Year to you and those you love.