Gleekin’ it up

Hello friends!

How was everyone’s Monday!? Has anyone else been looking forward to tonight Fox line up?


Yup, I cannot wait and have been anxiously anticipating this episode for weeks! I will most definetly be sporting my O.M.Glee shirt tonight.

that is after I go to the gym and run my 4 miles.  I had my doctor’s appointment this morning, so I slept in instead of going to the gym, that and I haven’t been feeling too well the past few days.  But I am hoping my excitement about Glee will propel me through the day and my run tonight.

I wish I had good news from my doctor about going snowboarding this weekend.. but I don’t… She told me those types of activities are better left until at least 6 months post-op, I just got to 4 months.  So there go my dreams of having some late snowboarding fun, until next year.  Sorry snowboard, you will have to wait another season to play…

I had a nice discussion with my doctor, which has helped me decide what to do regarding a lawyer/lawsuit.  Hopefully it will turn out for the best.

I asked her if I would ever get my full range of motion back, and she said no, she said she never wants me to because I will always have hardware (wire) in my shoulder that needs to be protected basically.  The wire in my shoulder is more rigid than my ligament, and because the ligament has been forever compromised the wire has been put into place to hold my shoulder in place.  It’s not as bad as it sounds, a year from now I will be able to do whatever I want, well mostly, I won’t be able to stretch my left arm as far back as I was once able to.  I also need to modify my lifting, at least until the anchors in my shoulder dissolve, which will be one year from now.  I cannot lift, or do any sort of pull down move with my arms at 90 degrees/in line with my upper body


I will need to modify it so that my elbows are at around a 45 degree angle away from my upper body.  Basically I just need to listen to my body and be in tune with the cues I get from my shoulder, if it feels like I am pulling the joint then I need to back off.  Obviously I will live, but to know that I will never have full range of motion again is frustrating.

I have obviously found other things that I love to do, example my photo project, and I think that is important when you are dealing with an injury.  I could sit around and mope while everyone else goes out and has a good time, but I just don’t want to.  The healing process is hard enough, I don’t need to sit around feeling sorry for myself, so I won’t.  You can find me outside with my camera taking pictures 🙂

I hope everyone has a great day!


What do you do when you are recovering from an injury?

Glee? Yay or nay?

4 thoughts on “Gleekin’ it up

  1. Tara says:

    Aw I’m sorry you can’t snowboard!! I wish I could do it without falling. I’m so terrible at it anyway. My mom is in the same position as you though. She won’t get her full range of motion back either, and it’s really taken a toll on her workout program, but we’re working around it!


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