Sunday, August 20, 2023

PT Torture

 Entering 7th post surgery week and obviously very frustrated by this long rehab process.  PT is as painful as everyone warned....but necessary...

Here's my current least favorite exercise - ouch, ouch, ouch....

It's going to be awhile before I can sew again.   Grrr! I'm trying to remind myself that everyone has assured me in the end, they were happy they had the surgery.....I AM NOT THERE YET!!

Tuesday, August 8, 2023



4 weeks post surgery…. I’m still in misery most of the time.  Been trying to gear up to write an update but just so hard with left finger & big padded sling on right side hitting keyboard.

Had 7 incisions - 3 separate rotary cuff tears - 2 partial & 1 full thickness = complete detachment.  Plus bone spurs removed & repair to AC joint and deltoid.  I’m not even going to pretend to be stoic…..pain has been awful.  Woke up in recovery unable to open and see from left eye….no one could figure out why….back to normal in 3 days with a variety of eye meds they had me trying.   I Started PT about 2 weeks ago which will continue till at least SEPT. 1.   It too is AS AWFUL AS EXPECTED BUT OF COURSE NECESSARY.  I must be getting somewhat better because I’m really bored now….…right side useless since it’s so difficult to do much of anything.  However, I can easily pick up my glass of bubbly!!  

Spending time doing home PT exercises & icing my shoulder.  Some photos attached of the equipment - though the ice machine is now gone.  $$ to rent and for some stupid reason there was only 1 size shoulder pad - wayyyyy to big for me so it had to be velcroed in place with confusing number of straps which attached themselves to the excess number of padded velcro sling straps …..creating velcro hairballs that were impossible to attach and remove with only one good hand.

This is all I can manage for now…….but two weeks ago I couldn’t even do this much.   Excuse typos...