This post is to inform my vegan followers of why I am taking a little time off from blogging. Let me explain.
In 1990, my son Billy and I were involved in a major car accident. A large GMC truck crashed into us through the passenger side throwing my son towards me. When this occurred I was crushed in between him and my driver door. The force of having my son (who weighed 190 lbs at the time) thrown upon me crushed me towards the driver door with an incredible force that destroyed my back, neck and shoulder. When this crash occurred I also smashed my forehead into my side and front window with an incredible force, a double whammy breaking both windows at the same time.
Through xrays the Orthopedic surgeon discovered that my pain was being caused by an old injury (the crash) that tore real badly my rotator cuff. He also told me that my shoulder had been crushed into my clavicle and that the clavicle was then crushed into my neck. This ripple effect had been there since the day of the car accident 22 years ago. He immediately scheduled my shoulder surgery and within 4 days I was under the knife to have it fixed. The Orthopedic surgeon pull out the clavicle from my neck, then he installed my shoulder back into its socket fixing my torn rotator cuff and pinning the shoulder together with the clavicle. He used a titanium pin that now holds it all together. My shoulder and clavicle pain immediately disappeared and today I am pain free.
This surgery is ver serious and he has to perform the entire surgery through the front of my throat. So I will have a large scar on my neck which I am not happy about. I will be recuperating for a long time (months) and I will have to use a neck brace or a halo steel brace around my neck for about 6 to 8 weeks. My surgery is scheduled for July 6.
From my Caribbean Vegan Kitchen to yours...Salud & Carinos!