DonnaMarie

Shoulder buggin me and day 141

Blog Post created by DonnaMarie on May 7, 2019

I'm at that point in physical therapy where the shoulder is being activated a lot; therefore, there's a small level of pain for about 24 hours beyond that. Ouch. I've been lucky not to have much pain so far. The nice thing is that there is a painful period and then it gets better, so it's nothing out of the ordinary. In fact, I apparently have pretty good motion. I've have weeks ahead of me, but I'm good with it. You may have noticed that I'm not a fan of the post surgical part of the rotator cuff thing!

 

Today was volunteer day at the probation office. Often, people are outside smoking while they wait to see their officers. They were not out there today. Normally, I wouldn't even notice, but I really didn't want them there today. It's been one of those days (maybe because of fatigue) that I've wanted to smoke (I won't). I even heard a song on the radio going home called "Nobody Smokes," there the singer laments he doesn't have anyone to ask for a light and that nobody smokes anymore. I'm not sure if it was tongue-in-cheek or not.

 

Anyway....

 

I made it through getting up, showering, volunteering, physical therapy, and then a quick stop at the grocery store and did not smoke. Again, I won't and I'm close to 100% sure of that. It does annoy me that I still have urges and as with the urges today, they can be right lengthy.

 

Oh, my PT asked me how the VA Beach weekend with with the quit smoking people. LOL I guess I've talked about it coming up a lot?

 

Donna

Day 141

Outcomes