Frozen Shoulder - - not nearly as nice as a Frozen Dinner
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Yesterday was my first day in Physical Therapy for my wounded wing. I was looking forward to massage, heat therapy and all the good wonders that therapy provides. But the therapist gave me some words I had been dreading, and holding my degree in Athletic Training I knew full well what it was going to mean. After an hour of range of motion testing, she told me "We have to talk". Anytime you hear this, don't you just get that knot in the pit of your stomach? Then the therapist tells me that my shoulder is too swollen to do any real range of motion testing and is the 2nd stage of "frozen shoulder". The therapist states I have a "long road" ahead of me. Average total recovery time is 12 - 24 months.
Ah well - when life hands you lemons, make lemonade. So for now we will consider therapy as "strength training" since that fits into my plans a little better. And while an inconvenience it certainly isn't the end of the world, just another roadblock on the journey called life. It has no interference with my Master Plan of weightloss and a minor role in the Master Plan of overall health.
Now where is my frozen dinner for lunch . . . .