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It Took All Weekend But I'm Feeling Better
Monday, March 25, 2013      5 comments

It took all weekend, but I'm finally feeling better after Friday's Physical therapy session. I took a look at the number of reps I was doing on my home exercises and reduced a couple of them. I was shooting toward the top of the rep range beca... Read more
Brutal Physical Therapy Today
Friday, March 22, 2013      8 comments

For some unexplained reason, my physical therapy was brutal today. My therapist just explained that I am not even 2 weeks post-op so he was surprised that it didn't happen for all of my sessions this week. Sigh, I'm going to go crawl into bed ... Read more
Physical Therapy Will Not Kick My Butt!
Wednesday, March 20, 2013      9 comments

I had my first day of physical therapy yesterday. My therapist started off by explaining that therapy for the rotator cuff is divided into phases. I am beginning phase one which is the passive phase. He handed me a printout to look over which... Read more
I Start Physical Therapy Tomorrow
Monday, March 18, 2013      10 comments

I had my first post-operative doctor's appointment today. My stitches came out and I've been cleared to take a shower! Yeah! For right now, the only workouts I'm allowed to participate in are physical therapy related. (even fast walking with ... Read more
Laying Low Due to pain.
Sunday, March 17, 2013      5 comments

For the last 2 days I've been laying low due to huge amounts of pain. We weren't sure just how active I'm allowed to be but the pain was a big red flag so I went immediately into rest mode. The rest has helped so I guess I was too active. Tomo... Read more
Recovering From My Surgery Yesterday!
Wednesday, March 13, 2013      5 comments

I had my shoulder surgery yesterday. The doctor reshaped the AC joint and the end of the clavicle bone (collar bone) as expected. Her stitched up and cleaned up the rotator muscles, which was also expected but we hoped wasn't going to be neces... Read more
Silly Dog Pictures
Tuesday, March 12, 2013      8 comments

We have an old, silly pup who is 16 years old. She has been with us for 14.5 years and often acts like a cat, except when she decides to be silly. She has bladder control issues due to age and wears doggie pants to help save our carpets. .Last... Read more
Almost Ready!
Sunday, March 10, 2013      6 comments

I was a busy bee all weekend long and I'm almost ready for Tuesday (The date of my surgery.) Tomorrow, I will run the vacuum, do last minute shopping, fill out my surgery paperwork, make a pot of chicken vegetable soup and change the sheets on ... Read more
Plans To Keep Myself Busy And Lower Stress
Friday, March 08, 2013      5 comments

I was so very busy today, working on items on my "to do" list. I attended my Friday Weight Watchers meeting (I'm down 1.8 pounds this week!) and finally have lost a total of 25.4 pounds! ... Read more
Starting My Gym Break
Friday, March 08, 2013      3 comments

I'm starting my gym break today. I've decided to take a break now because I don't want to pick up any germs or illnesses from the pool or the workout equipment. From this point on, until I'm told by my doctor and/or physical therapist that I c... Read more
In Preparation Mode
Wednesday, March 06, 2013      5 comments

I'm in preparation mode this week. I had my pre-op visit with my primary care physician yesterday. I had an EKG, an overall check up and we went over my blood work. My lab numbers are fantastic! This is another example of a NSV (non scale vic... Read more
Taking A Day Or 2 Of Rest Makes A Big Difference
Monday, March 04, 2013      6 comments

Taking a day or two off from my usual exercise routine made a huge difference! I couldn't believe all of the energy that I had this morning because I rested over the weekend. By rested, I don't mean that I was a couch potato. I scaled back my... Read more
It Is So Hard To Slow Down
Saturday, March 02, 2013      5 comments

I encountered something today that I'm sure I will fight with during the weeks to come. I forced myself to take a "rest" day from my usual vigorous stationary bike riding. Instead, hubby and I went to the Bloomin Arts Festival and walked aroun... Read more
Checking Things Off My List
Friday, March 01, 2013      6 comments

I made a big dent in my "to do " pre-op list. I have done grocery shopping, except for fresh produce, purchased a button up the front shirt for the day of surgery, purchased most of what I need for Easter and set up appointments to see several ... Read more
Preparation Will Reduce Anxiety
Wednesday, February 27, 2013      4 comments

I'm in preparation mode these days. I have about 13 days before my shoulder surgery and there are many things to do. The primary thing that I would like to complete is making frozen meals for hubby and me. I try to stay away from processed fo... Read more

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