Friday, April 24, 2015

Shoulder update

The surgeon is very pleased with the progress of the bone, which is closing nicely.  He's confident that it will ultimately be as strong as before the accident.  He even cleared me to ride on the motorcycle again (!).

I don't think I'm up to it yet.  Physical Therapy is going very well, and my range of motion is much better - almost restored to normal, or decently close.  However, I can tell that the strength in my right arm isn't back.  We start strength training in PT next week, and so I expect another 4-6 weeks before I'm confident enough to get back in the saddle.

Still, both the doctor and the therapist are as pleased as can be.  As am I.  Just not planning on getting cocky ...

8 comments:

ASM826 said...

Very good news. Thanks for updating us.

Ready for .30 caliber rifles, too?

burt said...

Yes, this is indeed very good news. Glad to hear you're not "planning on getting cocky". Keep to that plan: it's a good plan.

Your new bike - the Harley - is bigger, heavier, and rides very differently than your old bike - the Honda. It's best to be in reasonably good physical *and mental* condition when you take it out to learn how it handles.

James Zachary said...

Proving that a trip to Hawaii promotes healing.

Welcome home.

Dave H said...

Glad you're mending well, although waiting until you're back up to 100% is a good plan. You don't want to flip off a driver and have your arm detach and go sailing back into traffic.

Old NFO said...

Smart move, and glad it's going MUCH better this time!

Meryl said...

Congrats. You have done an admirable job of following instruction. You have learned that we do not heal as rapidly and completely as we did when in our 20s. You also have learned the most important point as noted by Yoga "cocky are we not as younger we were". Indiana Jones also loved that point.

The Big Guy said...

4 to 6 weeks... Marking my calendar now.
See you after the Finals.

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