Wednesday, December 10, 2014
This has been quite the year for me. I was newly diagnosed with diabetes early this year and had to postpone shoulder surgery. I was able to get the a1c score down for the surgery in September. Since it was last October when I first noticed the slow moving shoulder, it's been a year for some of these muscles to be awakened through physical therapy and exercise.
My work life exited, I had a kiddish fight with my sister so we are having a passive aggressive time-out period, and then I was in a fender bender that took my old car out of commission.
All in all, there has been some real crap that has happened and a real opportunity to improve my life. I've written about some hassles with my physical therapist earlier but one thing that she has done has been to encourage me to move that shoulder and when I've been really discouraged she has reminded me that this shoulder has atrophied for a year, and it will still take time to work. She recommended the weight machines and I began the activtrac which I have done for 53 days. I also have added yoga classes, tai chi class, altered swimming weights and exercises for the laps, and bali. I also found out that I can cardio on the bike but not walking on the treadmill. Because I live within four y's I have mapped out those classes, and on average exercise about an hour each day.
Today, I went for blood work for my a1c so to see if I have regressed these past few months on my diabetes and cholesterol. If I did not have the diabetes and had to wait for the shoulder surgery, I wanted the fixed shoulder and didn't take for granted the good shoulder that I once had.