I first want to lecture you on the benefits of doing flexibility exercises which I have never really done. I walk and rotate through the gym's weight machines, but have learned bending and stretching are the keys in healthy living.
I had a frozen left shoulder. This is my second one. The first was several years ago. After I had completed months of therapy, I fell and broke it. You know that is a bad thing when your doctor uses swear words to describe just how bad it is. There was no way to avoid the shoulder from freezing again. I had to let the bone chip settle back into place and heal.
It was time to have the orthopedic doctor sedate me and pull on my shoulder to tear all that scar tissue loose. The moment I woke up in recovery, the nurse bundled me off to Physical Therapy where the therapist has been manipulating my shoulder at all angles each morning. My husband does the torture at night. In between I exercise and do stretches to keep the scar tissue from forming again.
|Two incisions for two surgeries!|
Yes, it does hurt as much as the picture shows! This is today. One week later - a whole lot less swelling and my hand is mostly pink instead of dusky blue. The finger is still numb and it is difficult to type, but I am doing this for you!
Mr. Frog, the rain gauge, begs for there to be no more rain. My yard and pool are a disastrous jungle with monstrous mosquitoes lurking about.
I have not been able to lift, paint, sand, or even make tags.
Just stretch and pull on those blasted bands.
OOPS! Chucks just arrived home from the dog park and caught me writing a post.
He says I have to go and stack cups in the cupboard (a new exercise given this morning) and get ready for the nightly torture.