Today I had my 6 month appointment with my surgeon. He recommended that I discontinue my formal therapy and do my exercises at home. He scheduled one more appointment for 6 weeks, which will be my last one if all is well at that time.
I can say that I feel very blessed to have had the medical people who have attended to me in the last 6 months. Everybody who I have had any dealings with were very nice and helpful to me.
I have had several people praying for me, and their prayers have all been answered to my benefit. It has truly been a journey, and I am closer to the finish line. With my formal therapy, I have made it to the finish line. With my coming appointment with my surgeon on April 10th, I will have reached the finish line with him. And finally, when I can once again have complete range of motion (I don’t yet because of my frozen shoulder problem) and no pain, I can say that I have reached the end of my journey. But, I can now do most of the things I used to do before surgery, and hopefully when I get closer to my one year anniversary from surgery, I will be completely recovered.
To those of you who are considering having this operation, and those who are at some stage of recovery, I hope that you have found the information I have chronicled to be helpful to you. It has been enjoyable to me to write the things which I have experienced. I thank the Lord for His healing and for those He has sent to encourage me along the way. May God bless you!
Note: Because of my frozen shoulder problem, it has taken me longer to get where I am. For those without this problem, you will not be in therapy as long as I was (5 months). You could be done in 3 months and have more range of motion than I do at 6 months.