The Results Are In
Thursday, December 06, 2012
And they're not good.
MRI report says:
1. Findings highly suggestive of a tear of the superior glenoid labrum.
2. Infraspinatus tendinosis with possible partial thickness undersurface tear.
3. Supraspinatus tendinosis.
4. Mild acromioclavicular joint osteoarthritis.
Short Translation From PCP: Torn Rotator Cuff
Action Needed: Eval by an Orthopedic Surgeon
What that means: no more ST for awhile and possible surgery
I am determined that this will be a minor, very temporary setback. Once I hear what the doc says, I will make my plan to stay on track, based on what I have to do to get my shoulder back in shape.
No matter what:
I will NOT allow this to be a reason to backslide. I don't walk or ride my bike with my shoulder, so I see no reason not to keep moving.
I will NOT allow this to be a reason to quit ST. I've only been doing it a few months and have worked hard at making this a regular part of my fitness routine and I've learned to really like it! So, I will continue my ST with my legs.
I will NOT allow this to be a reason to fall into a series of junk food binges just because I feel sorry for myself. If I want to heal quickly and completely, the way I nourish my body is more important than ever.
I am grateful that I've been taking care of my body for these past five-plus months because I'm in a lot better shape now. That means the surgery, recovery, and positive outcomes will be easier for me than if I'd not been taking care of myself leading up to this injury.
I want to get whatever is ahead of me over with so I can get back to my "regular" routine. I'm not one to hide from problems; never have been. I much prefer to face a problem head-on, understand the worst that can happen, develop a plan of attack, and get on with the business of "fixing" it. I find that the longer you avoid a problem, the bigger it gets (even if it's only in your own mind). That's not for me.
So, bring it on!
Let's get this party started!
I've got a life to live!
And I plan to do it "lightly"!