Hard to believe....
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Six weeks ago I was discharged from the hospital after a total shoulder replacement.
Lots of ups and downs, aches and pain, Physical Therapy, in and out of the therapists office.
And Pain Rx ... which I hate to take, but had to ( tho I took about half of the original Rx) But without it, I would not have been able to achieve 103° of mobility, With the help of my awesome physical therapist.
Which brings me to today.... the day before I see the Dr to (hopefully) be released from this immobilizer sling .... which I no longer refer to as my dancing partner, but with absolutely no affection now refer to as the pain in my you-know-what.
Without all that, I would not be where I am today in my forward progress to being the best I Canb be.... Which hopefully is 150° of mobility.
And what ever will be, it’s up to me.
And that’s the way it goes with all of our goals, isn’t it? I can tell you there were many times I would’ve quit, but I had to remind myself to not be consumed by the process, and to keep my eye on the prize.
I do not know if I will be able to achieve the 150° of mobility, (until I see the dr tomorrow, and he examines the “fit and installation”) but my physical therapist is my coach. And a darned good one. Because he gives me the tools and expertise, and keeps dangling that carrot.
And in setting realistic goals, I know He wouldn’t tempt me with something that I am not capable of achieving.
And I see SparkPeople as providing the same encouragement. We have everything we need to succeed, whatever our goal.
Let’s do this!
P.S. 6 more weeks of PT to go