We are getting closer to His scheduled shoulder replacement surgery -- scheduled for Friday, June 17. The needed medical sign-offs are beginning to be completed -- today we got the cardiologist to confirm that there is no evidence of a heart attack, and so we are good to go from that end of things. Tomorrow, He has an appointment with the primary care doctor, and hopefully hopefully that one (the doctor who will be replaced as soon as we get through all of this business) will now be satisfied and just sign the necessary release.
T has approval for time off from work, so she and I will both be able to be around for the day of the surgery and for the week following. If all goes well, it is possible that He'll only spend one night in the hospital. The recovery and rehab from this surgery is lengthy -- 3-4 weeks of total immobilization and then months and months of physical therapy to help Him regain as much use of the arm as possible.
However that all goes, for right now we are focused on getting prepared for the actual day of the shoulder replacement. Wish us luck.