Sunday, July 28, 2013

YouTube video of my football pass

Roger (@txplumber) tweeted at 9:47 PM on Sun, Jul 28, 2013: Just days after elbow replacement surgery I throw a football with my arm in a brace. #Texans #BionicOldMan ( Get the official Twitter app at

July 28th

The swelling has gone but there is still a tight bulge at the rear of my forearm. I locked the brace at 10 degrees last night. It had been set with some play and a maximum extension of ten. I decided to mobilize it even more in hopes of stretching the muscles. I will ask my occupational therapist her opinion on it at tomorrow's session.

My "horns" sign looks better and the swelling is almost all gone in my fingers.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Finger grip strength July 26, 2013

I am working with a physical and occupational therapist 5 times a week to rehab my right arm after elbow replacement surgery. My grip is very weak because I can not work on strength until week 4-6. Right now we are try to condition the muscles.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Three days post-op (photos)

I am still in the hospital. It's 5:32 am
and I am trying to be quiet so my wife can get some sleep

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Roger Raffle

Roger's raffle

We have raised money for many organizations and programs over the last few years.  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The American Cancer Society, Blessings in a Backpack and Nourish to Flourish to name a few.  Today I ask for your help in a raffle.  Today I spent the morning at MD Anderson preparing for tomorrows surgery.  I was notified of some expenses.  Physical therapy is going to be needed after my elbow is replaced. Money will be tight after paying for co-pays, hospital stay, and medications.
I met Houston Texan Chris Myers this past season.  He signed a football for me and also took a picture.  I have the memory of meeting him and the photo, I will place the autographed Houston Texans football in a raffle to help raise funds for my expenses.  The ball is in a wood framed mirrored display case.  Raffle tickets are $5.00 each and you can help by making a donation through Paypal