Tuesday, September 7, 2010

shoulder update -- via my blog:

I am so glad my shoulder surgery for my right shoulder has been postponed until the 16th. Originally it was scheduled for the 9th, which is 2 days from now!! That will be 4 weeks since my bicep tenodesis on my left shoulder. A true healing for that takes 12 weeks or more... and while I am getting better at my range of motion, and the pain seems to lessen every day, I just don't think I am ready for another surgery so quickly.

I am still wearing my sling for my left arm... I have been taking it off more, and in fact, most of the day yesterday I had it off at home. Sometimes I do something stupid and tweak a muscle, which is painful. Tomorrow is my next physical therapy appointment, and I think I am finally going to get strengthening exercises with weights (probably 1 lb or 2 lb weights), vs. the isometric exercises I have been doing. I can lift my hand almost over my head now. Which definitely helps with fixing my hair and putting it up in a towel after my shower.

I still need pillows propped under it to sleep comfortably. But I am guessing within a week I will reporting an amazing difference. I can't wait!!! I am so thankful for my speedy recovery!

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