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I've Been MIA

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!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LUNADRAGON 5/18/2013 7:22PM

    I always had more trouble with my home based Physical Therapy than at the PT. Keep up the positive attitude and success!

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DONNABRIGHT 5/10/2013 8:57AM

    In the end it will be worth it!

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SLENDERELLA61 5/9/2013 2:56PM

    WooHoo on the weight loss! Hooray on the recovery!! You are doing a great job on this rehab. You should be very, very proud of yourself. Hallelujah!!!! -Marsha

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IKACEY 5/9/2013 4:55AM

    emoticon Thats great news! Well not the painful part, but the progress part is emoticon emoticon for breaking your plateau and sticking with it while you were on the plateau.
IKacey co-leader of the Chair Exercise Team

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L*I*T*A* 5/8/2013 11:42PM

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ANNELIZABETH918 5/8/2013 10:28PM

    Sounds good! Keep up the positive attitude!!

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