Wednesday, May 08, 2013
The last few sessions (including today) of physical therapy have been especially challenging so I have not been using the computer very much this past week. I have been continuing to ride the recumbent cycle at least 3 times per week - 65 to 80 minutes at a sitting. The good news is that I've broken through my plateau and I lost 1.2 pounds this week! Finally!
My physical therapist has told me to make Thursday (tomorrow) a day without doing my "at home physical therapy" program. I've had an issue with one particular area of the shoulder due to some new exercises. I can now do an upright row with 3 pounds - 3 sets of 10 reps. I can also do rotator exercises with one pound - 3 sets of 10 reps. The scapula and shoulder raises are now at 2 pounds - 3 sets of 10 reps. I am making definite, slow and painful progress. Despite all the issues that the healing process brings, I remain hopeful and positive. I'm seeing many positive changes!