PT continues to go well. I’m still noticing progress every week and she keeps finding new ways to torture me…and the bruising also continues.
I’ve been given a few new exercises as well. I’m doing a sideways wall climb as well as the front wall climb. It’s a little awkward but I’m sure it’ll get better with time. Then there’s this one where I put a small exercise ball on the PT table and stand next to it with my arm on it at a right angle (similar to when I’m sitting in a chair with my arm propped up next to me). Then I lean forward like I’m trying to touch my toes with my left hand, but leaving my right arm on the ball so it’s stretching my shoulder backwards. Does that make sense? It’s pretty difficult to do (and explain too) but I can see how it’s a good range of motion exercise.
Another new exercise is also with the small exercise ball – where I hold it against the wall with my right arm straight (which also was amusing since I thought it was straight but it definitely wasn’t and my therapist had to correct my form) and then lean into it and move it back and forth and then up and down.
Next Wednesday is my 3 month post op visit with my surgeon. I’m looking forward to hearing what he has to say about my progress, but I’m also a little concerned that I haven’t progressed as much as I should have. Seeing him also means it’s been 2 months since I started PT and I was originally told I’d be having 3 months of PT. Thinking that I only have 1 month of PT left is frightening since I feel like I have so much more to do there. Then again, every injury is different and everyone progresses differently…so I think as long as I haven’t hit the max that my insurance will pay (I’m just about halfway there) and everyone thinks I’m doing well then I won’t panic.