Sunday, January 03, 2010

So that's the end of that!

The Bears finished their season with their second straight win and another 4 touchdown game from Cutler. Not bad, but still many, many, many problems with the team. The offensive line is pretty much crap, but Chris Williams seemed to do pretty well against the Vikings, so maybe there's hope for him on the blind side yet. Tim Shaw on special teams is da'bomb!! I love the way that guy plays. He always seems to be making tackles and today even stripped a ball while making the tackle and just took the ball for himself. Nice. With no first or second round pick next year, there won't be too many big changes, but here's hoping we can grab someone in free agency that can make a difference. Until next year, Go Blackhawks!!!!

It's been a while since I gave an update on my shoulder, so I thought it would be as good a time as any. The pain in my shoulder still wakes me up at least once a night as the shoulder muscles stiffen. If I get up and move the shoulder around, the pain subsides for a bit and allows me to get another 3-4 hours of sleep. Though I could continue to take Tylenol, I'm trying not to for various reasons. Unfortunately, I can only take Ibuprofen in limited doses and irregularly and it's my preferred anti-inflammatory.

The mobility in my shoulder improves every day, though the strength doesn't really. The passive motion chair has about served its purpose and on Tuesday I go to my first physical therapy session. At times I wonder if I've overdone the PM chair and that's why I have pain at night. In response, I was just on the chair briefly today to try to loosen it up a bit and then iced it twice. Hopefully tonight will be a sounder night's sleep, but I'm not too hopeful.

All in all though, as I approach the 4 week mark after surgery, I haven't worn my sling for almost two weeks and can raise my right arm much higher than I would have thought. So I have to think I'm definitely ahead of schedule and am looking forward to some hands on PT.


terri said...

Following your recovery, I was actually quite surprised at how quickly things seemed to be moving. Maybe you DID overdo it. I hope the PT helps and that you can get a solid night's sleep soon.

BTW, I saw your celebrity look-a-like in another movie this weekend. He had a full grown beard and a large pot-belly. It took me a while to realize it was him. It was the voice that gave it away. But every time I see him now, I picture you, LOL!

el supremo de nm said...

Hard to believe Joe over doing things Terri (not!).

Let's see Bears, Sox, Cubs, Bulls, no Olympics...I'd guess it's going to be Go Blackhawks for sometime.