Ocean Painting

Paintings and Murals of Fish, Corals and Anemones


A Painter’s Shoulder Surgery

MRI of a Labrum Tear (not mine)

MRI of a Labrum Tear (not mine)

Disclaimer: This is going to be a short post since I am typing with one hand. Sad times for me, I had shoulder surgery on my painting arm Wednesday.

Last winter I hurt my shoulder throwing a dodgeball. I tried to take it easy and heal it hoping it was muscular, but I swim so that aggravated the problem. A couple weeks ago I got an MRI that conclusively showed that I tore my labrum. Apparently the only way to fix it is to have surgery. Since I am active I decided to go ahead with it. The surgery itself was relatively simple, only 1.5 hours. The rehabilitation is much worse, 4-6 months. Worst part is I have to chill out on painting for a while. I do plan to do more site related things, so keep an eye out for enhancements.

On a positive note, I finished my clownfish and frospawn painting! I made sure that I got that done before the surgery and am really happy with it. I will be posting it shortly, just need a break from all this one handed typing.


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