Sunday, August 17, 2008

I stayed positive...

...and it helped!

I must have been retaining a HUGE amount of water because I have lost 4 pounds since my last post. That is less than a week! And actually I lost about 3 pounds in one day! Crazy!

And, it appears my shoulder is improving, too! The physical therapist can now force my arm to 100% rotation. I can't quite do that yet, but I am getting better. I still have to do a lot of stretching to keep the scar tissue broken up, and that really hurts at first. But by the time I am done with my "set" the pain is a little less. And the strength training even seems to be helping. I have moved up from the red band (medium) to the green (heavy) and am now including 1-2 pound free weights to that arm. I know it doesn't sound like much, but for that particular arm it is. Hopefully I will see a big improvement by the end of the month and actually be able to get my arm behind my back and scratch the middle of my back and then eventually my shoulder blades like I can with my left arm. Right now it takes effort for me to scratch the top of my butt!!


Viv said...

I am glad stayin gpositive brought positive well negative on scale but to me that is a huge positive.

Courtney said...

Way to go on both accounts!