Monthly Archives: October 2015

Week 9 – “Tom, the snail”

Friday marked my 9th week since surgery. Since I blogged my last shoulder surgery, I went back today to read how I was doing at this point in time. That rotator cuff surgery was August 30th of 2012. This surgery was … Continue reading

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A very comforting and accurate perspective

We are now in the wilderness! (James Buchanan, “Comfort in Affliction” 1837) “He led them forth by the right way–that they might go to a city of habitation.” Psalm 107:7 There is a striking analogy between the Israelites in the … Continue reading

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Week 8 Progress Report

It has been 8 weeks since my rotator cuff surgery (August 27th). I had a 3.5 cm full thickness “L” shaped tear and a completely ruptured bicep muscle. My surgeon spent all of 2 hours repairing my tear and cleaning … Continue reading

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A Good Friday

This morning I had a PT appointment for 10 AM, but at 8:50 I got a call from Jenn (the receptionist) to tell me that Jason had a cancellation and that he could spend some extra time with me if … Continue reading

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Progress and Pain

Today I had my third appointment since Jason was given the go-ahead to start the PROM (passive range of motion) exercises. The first appointment didn’t last very long because I couldn’t take the pain well, so he dismissed me early … Continue reading

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It begins

Today was my first therapy appointment following my 6 week post-surgery appointment. At this point, Jason moves into the aggressive ROM exercises that are painful. He said that he has some patients who are “loosey-goosie,” but that I’m not one … Continue reading

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6 week surgeon appointment

This morning I went in the have my 6 week post surgery appointment. The doc said that I can now wean myself off of the sling. It hurts initially to not be in it, plus it’s good to have it … Continue reading

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