SHOULDER UPDATE - January 14, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
It's been a while since I've done an update. Shoulder surgery was on the 20th of December. The damage to my shoulder was much worse than the MRI or surgeon had shown/suspected it would be. There was a lot of damage to the rotator cuff area itself. On the 22nd of December I undid part of the repair work. I've since started physical therapy (PT) also known as pain and torture!! PT has been quite painful - more so than the surgery itself I think. It's a slower process than usual according to the therapist since I re-ruptured the rotator cuff. Last week therapy brought tears to the eyes!!!! Today there's been some progress in the bicep area - - a little but right now I'll take all I can get!!! I won't be piggy; however, I must admit I do get impatient with myself and therapy - - although I know it's all my fault with the re-injury. Today I get to start my first "homework" therapy - - that's a step forward.
I've gone through some depression since the re-injury but am trying to take it one day at a time. I had gained 2 1/2# but have lost 2# this month so I am pleased with that part. Still sleeping in the recliner and can't wait until I can sleep in my bed!!!
That's about all for now - - I'll just keep truckin' one day at a time!!!