I am really grateful for the number of people who have expressed concern and best wishes for my well being. So what follows is a report, in terms of where I am right now.
First, by the end of the first week I was up out of the wheelchair. Attention was refocused on my left arm. I have been in a sling more or less full time since I saw the doctor for the first time on the 19th.
I saw the doctor again this morning. Progress was noted, but sling will be necessary until the end of July. However there has been one major change. I can type on my lap. That means I can show up for work virtually until I get the all clear.
Once I return to NYC, I will open a conversation with my physiatrist about the disabling muscle spasms that were a feature of the first week.
I wanted really badly to be past this already. Nothing doing. Time to just accept that healing takes time.