After nearly 5 months of fairly intensive physical therapy I can lift 4 lbs ! Yay! – soon I'll be able to carry my handbag!
I've been released from both the Orthopedist and PT because I now basically have normal range in the Roman salute and the snow-angel-gone- wild motions. I still struggle to get my hand up high enough to do my bra up at my back but at last I can smell my elbow pit. (something I never felt the need to do until I realized I couldn't do it!).
Now I continue a home program to strengthen my shoulder and deltoid muscles. I find pulling doors open towards me to be really difficult – probably because most doors have a resistance higher than 4 measly pounds!
It's sort of pathetic and embarrassing not to be able to get out of the ladies room at work!
It's a weird thing to have a functioning dominant arm being such a weakling.
I came home and celebrated with a glass of red and the heel of the shoe! (ok – maybe I nibbled around the top a bit too)….