Posts tagged shoulder
Posts tagged shoulder
3 weeks ahead of schedule! And I can do a full push up! Pretty excited since I’m still only 8 1/2 weeks post-op and can’t believe my progress.
My new goal is to be done with physical therapy. Talked it over today with the PT and he said I can be done with physical therapy in the next 2-3 weeks and back in the gym in 3-4 weeks. He said I can start lifting when I feel more comfortable and as long as I promise to go slow with my progressions. I’m pretty stoked!
Woke up super early for a seminar that I thought would be helpful but it turned out to just be a waste of time. The doctor who was presenting had no real experience with PRP and gave no good information about it that wasn’t already taught to me by my Bio classes. The cool part was I got to see a bunch of people that I haven’t seen in a while and I earned a few CEUs.
My shoulder feels good today. Not great, a little sore and still tired from the extra exercises we did on Wednesday. I’m excited with the progress I’ve made and how fast my shoulder is coming along.
I can’t wait to get back to real lifting…Patience is a Virtue
Never been entirely sold on how well it works. But I love the smell. PT was good, slow progress but what can you expect 3 1/2 weeks post op? Almost back to full shoulder flexion. Internal rotation is really good where as external rotation is non existent and very difficult to stretch. But I slowly get to add more and more exercises which helps me to feel slightly more normal.
Started work yesterday and it went well but my sling made everything a lot harder but most people were pretty understanding with me taking just a little bit longer. I work crazy long hours for the next 3 days so I am hoping I don’t die and that nothing goes wrong.
Went on a trip to Target to get a mothers day card. And while I was there I wandered around and ended up finding a gift for my mom. It is a medium sized box, but just big enough that I can’t pick it up with one hand. So while I stared at it a guy walked by and asked if I needed help, which I did so he put the box in my basket for me. When I got to the checkout line the lady in front of me offered to help me put it on the belt. Then another guy offered to help me out to my car. I was really thankful for all the help and as I told my best friend this story and she said she was proud of me for actually accepting the help (I am notoriously very stubborn). I am always happy when random people are super nice and helpful.
That is how my shoulder rehab is going. I understand why I need to go slow, the capsule was tightened and I don’t want to stretch it out too fast. Today my physical therapist was sick and he had a sub at first she seemed nice and let me do my rehab without asking me 100 times if I’m okay. But at the end when she was stretching me, she pushed me too far and I said stop, she gave me a weird look but stopped. Then she took me into a stretch that just felt wrong, so I asked her to stop, she told me that I need to learn to push through the pain. Told her that my therapist and I worked out a plan to gradually build up my flexibility as to not stretch out the capsule to fast. She got kinda weird after that and just stopped talking to me. I’m not trying to be a difficult patient, but I was the one who went through the surgery and I really don’t want to do that again.
On the plus side, I started driving yesterday. Which is really nice because now I don’t have to rely on anyone else for a ride.
30 days till shoulder surgery. Mixed feelings happy because I will finally have a “normal” shoulder. Sad because I have to be in a sling for 4 weeks and that I may not get all of my range of motion back. I ran a 4 mile run yesterday for St. Patty’s Day, then drank a whole bunch of beer. So overall it was a good day. Have a 2 days off this week but in one of those days I still have to tell my boss that I’m having shoulder surgery…mentioned that I may do it in passing but never told her a date so I still need to do that. So 30 more days of being able to use my right arm…I should make them count.
Today was a weird day, went to the gym with the intention of doing biceps and triceps. When I walked into the gym I ran into some friends from high school and they were getting ready to play some basketball and asked if I would join. Let me just say I am a horrible basketball player but I do enjoy playing. We were nearing the end of the game when I went up for a rebound, as did someone else, they somehow hit the back of my shoulder and it dislocated again…since this a common occurrence, I had a friend “pop” it back in for me. Needless to say I did not do my workout today…went home and iced my shoulder instead. In a weird way I am looking forward to my shoulder surgery, which is now pushed back to October :(, I look forward to being able to trust my shoulder and do full moves with it without the fear of it popping out. Gunna ice until I have to go to work and see how it feels tomorrow, if all else fails tomorrow will be a leg day :)