Friday, June 03, 2011
I was literally afraid to wake up this morning to see how my shoulder/arm would feel. I hurt so bad last night. The MRI I had yesterday really did me in. I was in constant pain yesterday no matter what position I put my arm in. Iced my shoulder yet again right before bed and took a pain pill so I could fall asleep.
Woke up, no pain! Went to therapy, minimal pain! Talked with the therapist about it and although it was not a smart thing to do by having my arm in that position for 40 minutes during the test yesterday it must have given my arm a really good stretch (although a painful one). Thank God it panned out that way because I really had visions of having to go back to the doctor. I guess maybe it was worth all of that pain because my range of motion and strength is really like night and day today.
We also talked about the dilemma I seem to be having cutting things with a knife. I make a lot of salads and twice this week I cut my thumb, the same thumb twice. Both cuts were deep and on opposite sides so my thumb is pretty useless right now because if I touch it, it hurts. The one i did last night was really bad and took a long time to stop bleeding. This morning after i got out of the shower and was combing my hair I saw blood on the floor - big drops. the darned thing opened again but I was able to stop it faster than last night.
I am not going to say I never cut myself, but it is rarely. She told me to make sure I have my right elbow locked at my waist and I should have more control of my shoulder but the surgery should not have any bearing on me cutting myself.
My solution is to use a duller knife. Made 2 salads today and no cuts.