My Yoke is Not Easy (But My Burden Is Still Light)

It”s possible that as you are reading this, I’ll be in the midst of rotator cuff surgery – or I’ll be recovering from it.  People tell me that this will not be fun – especially since the surgery is on my dominant side.

The word “shoulder” shows up 45 times in the Bible – and it refers to lots of activities:

I tend to use my shoulders for lesser duties, but even so, I’ll miss using it over the next several weeks so no blog posts for a while.  I covet your prayers – especially that I can adapt to the pain and new sleep positions.

I will especially miss holding a phone and a coffee cup at the same time, but my life is pretty sweet if that’s the worst of it.  Enjoy these fall weeks and I’ll be back when the doc okays it.

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11 responses to “My Yoke is Not Easy (But My Burden Is Still Light)

  1. Praying, dear Jan. ❤️


  2. Brian Tischendorf

    Prayers for a successful surgery and a rapid recovery Jan. May the peace of Christ be with you and your family during this time.


  3. Praying for your recovery and healing


  4. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Don’t spend too much of your “down time” with the news of the day.

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  5. Catheryn Thomas

    Prayers for a safe surgery and speedy recovery! I will greatly miss your blogs each day.


  6. Prayers for a good surgery and smooth recovery. Sending love.


  7. I have many friends and acquaintances who have had and survived this surgery. Yes, it will be annoying to be out of commission for awhile. Give yourself grace and time to heal properly. Do not think you know more than your surgeon. By following directions and doing the therapies, you will soon be back, feeling good, and “shouldering” more than ever. May the Lord bless you and keep you.


  8. Hope it all goes well Jan. Praying fir a smooth recovery. I look forward to when you are healed and we get more wise words from you.


  9. Susan McConnell

    Best of luck with the surgery and do your PT religiously. I had to have a reverse shoulder replacement a couple of years ago and it was not fun, sorry. One tip – a front fastening bra will be easier. Various hygiene routines will be difficult and I was blessed that my husband was a patient caregiver most of the time. The heavy duty pain meds did not do much for me and I quickly swiped to extra strength Tylenol and felt much better. Prayers going your way.



  10. Hope it’s OK to add your name to my various prayer lists/


  11. Judith Hanzelin

    Prayers for you for successful surgery and an uncomplicated recovery. Praying for your peace of mind during this time.


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