Life has been going on smoothly lately, with nothing to really record, but this past couple of days, I've been starting to get twinges of pain in my arm again. I have still been making efforts to strengthen the muscles in my arm, and a record of photographs, have shown that the muscle definition in my arm is starting to improve, but these twinges are worrying.
It is coming up to 6 months since my operation on my shoulder, and still my strength has not recovered. Whenever I use my manual chair, I can only wheel relatively slowly and it takes it out of me. I noticed the other day, having been in the shower, that the bicep muscle in my left arm looks insignificant in comparison. Unfortunately, the strength is not returning to the left arm.
Had another setback two days ago. Work up with pain in middle of back when I move. I think I had been laying twisted the previus night and this had rendered my back quite uncomfortable. Doesn't look like I am going to be able to spend much time doing any beneficial exercise until back eases.
Have had a busy week toing and froing from the vets with my dog for eye drops every day(there's no way on this earth he would let me do them)as my dogsitter/walker is away this week. On one day, I did something which nearly rendered my right arm with something torn. Can't remember wexactly what I did, but I put my arm on something in a posiition that is was not at all happy with, and I really thought something was going to pop. Life in a powered wheelchair is becoming a real reality!!
As I said in my last post, physio has left me to 'get on with it', and one thing I am still struggling with is strength. My second cousin has a friend who has been through this sugery in a similar situation to me, but she had the benefit of being in a rehabilitation centre, and was having intense physio. The second cousin said the other day that I need to be exercising the 'trapezius muscle' and the 'Rhomboideous muscle'. Having looked at a diagram online, these are muscles in the upper back,