A Bump in the Road…

Or the shoulder, to be more precise, is being removed this week.  While I often wore my bump, the result of a bicycle crash a couple of years ago, with athletic pride it is time for it to go.  Aesthetically, I could live with it, but it has been making me increasingly more uncomfortable for the last 9 or 10 months so I’m sucking it up and going under the knife. When I originally separated my shoulder, I had no idea that a body could be so thrown out of whack without breaking a bone – seems that muscles and tendons are pretty damn important to the whole structural integrity of a body.  The surgery is scheduled as an outpatient thing and hopefully I’ll be given only local anesthesia since pharmaceuticals are not my favorite thing.  Either way, I’m trying adjust to the idea of being a bit (?) incapacitated for the next 6 weeks or so and hope that my inability to exercise doesn’t result in more extreme modes of stress relief.  Like hari-kari.  Maybe the pain pills will be beneficial after all.  Have any of you had a similar injury?  Any suggestions for helping the healing process?
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6 responses to “A Bump in the Road…

  1. I have never had an injury like that, but I have gotten some very beneficial help from physical therapist. If you are going to be laid up for awhile, I'd recommend seeing one.I'm sure someone has a physical therapy practice in Del So. If you'd like the name of the office I went to, I'd be happy to send it to you.

  2. Yikes…that's going to put a serious crimp in your downward dog! Good luck, Silvia.

  3. I'm pretty sure more cute underthings make everything better. Or at least cuter, and therefore slightly more bearable.

  4. @Jon – I keep hearing about this PT stuff from everyone BUT my surgeon. Please hit me up with any recommendations. Thanks!@Melinda – And my plank, for sure. I have to think that eventually, though, it will be better than ever!@AJ – I may need an entirely new wardrobe of lacy dainties. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  5. I head a very good experience with Core Physical Therapy. They are located near Rts 155 and 20, up on the hill in the little office building next door to Hewitt's. You might want to go see a PT before your surgery to get their perspective on how to tackle the recovery. Core used to do a free consultation. Not sure if they still do it. But I would bet you could make an appointment to talk to therapist there and get and opinion. Certainly wouldn't hurt to call and ask.http://www.corephysicaltherapy.com/

  6. I've heard good things about Core too. I've been through two rounds of PT in three years thanks to some bum discs… Repsher out on Everett was good, very professional, efficient, etc. This last round I went to Liesl at Advanced Physical Therapy on Madison (full disclosure, she's a friend) but I really loved the small practice (there's only two of them), location and super convenient hours – I could go at 7am before work and they do late hours too. Good luck!!

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