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.