Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Shoulder update

It's been 7 weeks since my surgery and under the original timetable, I'd just be getting used to not having a sling on. Fortunately I was out of the sling after just about two weeks and definitely by three. Though it was a bit early to start physical therapy (PT), I started going once a week at week five and just continued my stretching and very light strengthening. Over the next two months, I'll be working on strengthening in earnest.

At night I'm sleeping much better, though still not on my right side. The pain from it getting stiff is nowhere near as bad as it used to be and for the most part doesn't wake me up anymore. During the day I can lift my arm up over my head and rotate it around pretty well. There's still work to do, without a doubt, but my progress has been really great. Friday morning I go see my doctor for a check up and we'll see what he says.

So far, so good.

1 comment:

terri said...

I'm impressed with how quickly you're healing. Just goes to show that being motivated can make all the difference in the world. Hope you can go bowling soon! :-)