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Starting To Make Great Progress

Thursday, April 25, 2013

I'm starting to see big strides in my physical therapy, finally! Yesterday, my therapists did strength and range of motion testing. Wow, was there ever improvement! I progressed to working with weights in a "therapist guided" routine. I knew I was in trouble when my therapist told me to do only "loosening" movements with my arm for the rest of the day. I was riding so high on my progress that I couldn't understand why he'd say something like that. Bam! Several hours later, my arm started to ache and I could hardly lift it from fatigue. I'm so glad that I followed his instructions! I had trouble getting comfortable last night and slept poorly.

This morning when I got up I was stiff beyond description. Yikes! My arm also tired quickly today so I only did one full round of "at home physical therapy". I iced the shoulder 3 times to control the swelling. The good news is that I road 11.24 miles in 65 minutes on the recumbent cycle today. I'm almost at my normal level and it has only taken me 3.5 weeks to get there! I'm excited that even though I can't do my regular form of exercise, I've found a way that I can work out and it is working for me!
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  • v SLENDERELLA61
    So glad you are making great progress in therapy and on the recumbant bike. Hope that soreness and fatigue are gone not to return. 3.5 weeks after surgery to be about back to your workout level is fantastic!! I admire your determination and energy greatly! I know you will keep up the great work, Cyndi. -Marsha
    1218 days ago
  • v IKACEY
    emoticon You are handling this recovery Beautifully. Its great that you have learned to listen to you PT and don't overdo it. And that you have found ways to stay active without too much strain on your arm emoticon Stay with it, you are making progress!!
    IKacey co-leader of the Chair Exercise Team
    1219 days ago
  • v KRISKAY1962
    THAT'S WHAT I'M LEARNING, SOMETHING IS BETTER THAN NOTHING. KEEP UP THE GREAT JOB. WE HAVE LOTS OF TIME, SO JUST TAKE IT SLOW. SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1219 days ago
  • v L*I*T*A*
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    1219 days ago
  • v MAGGIEVAN
    Congrats with all your achievements. Good on you for listening to your therapist.
    1219 days ago
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