Today I had the longest therapy session so far. It lasted 3.5 hrs! I am definitely progressing, as they add weights to many of my exercises. They are also adding many new exercises. All of this is good news, because it means that my muscles are getting stronger and my range of motion is getting better.
As I advance in my therapy, I’m also starting back into some of my projects around the house. Yesterday, I was painting with my affected shoulder. It did bother me while I was doing it, but I thought that it would be a “sort of therapy,” so I ignored the discomfort. Last night, I experienced some of the most pain I’ve had so far since surgery. It was so bad that neither ice, nor my newest pain pills would calm it down. It wasn’t until I took one of the stronger pills that I was finally relieved of the pain and was able to get to sleep.
I am hoping that the pain level will settle down for a while, as we will be hosting guests over the holidays, and I am hoping to be in a hospitable frame of mind.
Have a very blessed Christmas and New Year!