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I Start Physical Therapy Tomorrow

Monday, March 18, 2013

I had my first post-operative doctor's appointment today. My stitches came out and I've been cleared to take a shower! Yeah! For right now, the only workouts I'm allowed to participate in are physical therapy related. (even fast walking with a sling on my arm, is out) I have my first physical therapy appointment tomorrow. I'm very nervous about it because I know in advance that it will be painful. For at least one week, I have to be driven to physical therapy because the therapy is so painful that I ave to be medicated. The medication is strong, which means no driving. Another reason I can't drive is that I can't lift my arm - right now the arm is just dead weight. I'm also not allowed to do any lifting - I couldn't any way because I would drop anything I would try to hold. The good news is that my previous workouts actually prepared my muscles for a faster recovery. The doctor said that total recovery time should take between 3 and 6 months instead of between 6 and 9 months if I follow my therapy plan to the letter. I plan to do just that.

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LUNA0000 3/20/2013 10:53AM

    omg and what timing... for the spring and summer that stinks... good luck to you and speedy and healthy recovery

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ADELCASALE 3/20/2013 8:07AM

    Positive thoughts coming your way for a speedy recovery!

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GINGERSSPARK 3/20/2013 7:16AM


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PEGGYANNSCH 3/19/2013 3:29PM


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DONNABRIGHT 3/19/2013 10:01AM

    Good luck with the therapy. Hoping the pain brings you closer to full recovery!

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L*I*T*A* 3/18/2013 11:25PM

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SLENDERELLA61 3/18/2013 8:00PM

    I know you will follow that plan exactly! You are a determined workout wonder!! Best wishes with the PT; hoping it's not near as bad as you fear. Best wishes for a quick and total recovery!

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CAROL494 3/18/2013 5:52PM

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NAYNAY5234 3/18/2013 5:49PM

    emoticon take it one day at a time and you'll be back to normal in no time.

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DONDAIN 3/18/2013 5:48PM

    Glad you are on the mend.....feel better soon emoticon

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