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accident update

Just got back from my last physical therapy session at OrthoKansas for the shoulder (for this phase of therapy, anyhow). I've met my physical therapist's goals. Woohoo! From here on out, I continue therapy on my own unless I run into snags.

Strangely, it's not discouraging that the injured shoulder is only about half as strong as the other one, because that means it's capable of doing stuff half as well as my dominant side - and about a billion times better than it was just a few weeks ago. So even though I'm only lifting a little 3-pound weight in the "I-T-Y" pattern 30 times each, a little 8-pound weight for the other lifts, and doing what she called "girl push-ups" (her words), it means that I can do those things. In another two months, I can resume pull-ups, even go rock-climbing again. Right now, I should be able to do everything else I did before... as long as it doesn't hurt.

Soon, I shall be back to normal, except for the weird feeling about how it moves differently than it used to and that little step in the shoulder. But I'm getting used to it. So: VICTORY!

Did I mention woohoo!
Chris

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saffronhare
Sep. 11th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! No don't *overdo* it, okay? Or I'll have to tear off my own velcro shoulder to beat you over the head. :)
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astein142
Sep. 11th, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
Good news. Keep it up on your own. You'll be glad you did. :)
ericreynolds
Sep. 11th, 2009 10:33 pm (UTC)
Woohoo! That's great news. And good encouragement for anyone else who has to have physical therapy.
curieuse
Sep. 11th, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! I am so glad that "normal" is going to be an option... for your shoulder at least! ;)
robinbailey
Sep. 12th, 2009 04:51 am (UTC)
braggart.
mckitterick
Sep. 12th, 2009 04:57 am (UTC)
You'll be braggin' it up, yourself, soon enough! At first it feels like you'll never be back to normal, but once the healing starts, things accelerate quickly. Good luck to you!
dotar_sojat
Sep. 12th, 2009 02:16 pm (UTC)
Good to hear!

Not long after the Campbell Conference, I got one of those pull-up bars that go in a doorway. I've doubled the number of pull-ups I can do since then. Hah!

Hope your condition continues to improve.
siro_gravity
Sep. 12th, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
hot damn!!! this is great news, chris!
and i bet you look super cute doing those girl pushups!
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