Monday, March 26, 2012

Recovery

I'm five days out from my shoulder impingement surgery.    My left arm is still in a sling, but I weaned myself off the pain-killers.   I should be driving by the middle of the week, but it's going to be a long time until I'll be able to balance on my hands again in yoga.  

The good news is that while I still have pain when I move my arm, it's not as painful as it was prior to the surgery.    The pain also seems to be lessening as time goes by, as opposed to constantly increasing the way it was prior to the surgery.

I'm scheduled to see my orthopedist this Friday, and after that I should be starting physical therapy soon after.  

My main goal at this point is to just get back to my yoga mat doing anything I can do.   It was recommended that I not practice yoga for at least 2 weeks, and so I won't.   When I do get back to the mat, it's likely to be the same modified practice I've been doing for the last few months.  

I have been walking.    I started the day after my surgery.   I wear my sling and try to keep my arm as staple as possible.   That means a slower pace than usual.   I keep telling myself that I'll eventually get back to my old routines.  

It just takes time to heal. 

6 comments:

  1. Hope all goes well at your appointment on Friday and that you start physio soon. You've had your share of health issues lately hopefully this is the last one in a long time. Hope your recovery goes well.

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  2. I am wishing you a speedy recovery so you can get back to your yoga mat.

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