Well I saw the physio today and was given a big green thumbs up to go.The shoulder is healing nicely and all my exercises have been updated. The right arm is ok’d to move above shoulder height and I’m allowed to sleep on my right side. I’m now attending gym classes with a physio on a Friday for the next few weeks so I will be under supervision. Also permission to drive a car (when I eventually get it back from the garage) which means a return to school runs with Liam to replace all the brownie points I’d racked up before the op and spent in bed while Simone did the early rises for the last 6 weeks.School holidays mean I have a chance to retune my body clock before the dawn patrols begin when he gets back.
I’m not kidding myself, there is a hell of a long way to go and I have to take it easy and play the sensible game until the end of the year and the UK tour. I’m still in pain and was again reminded today by Neil my physio just how big the operation was. However he’s really pleased with my progress and urged me to slowly start stretching the tendons to get the flexibility and full movement back.
I have to say I thought it would have taken me longer to get this far but the mantra of “don’t overdo things or it’s back to square one” continues.I’ll be fully fit by December if I can keep this up and that’s my principal goal.
Neil said I could probably get back to the “Big Gym” in 4 weeks or so to start light training and after the buzz of the early part of the year working to strengthen my back it’s a fantastic feeling to finally seeing a chink of bright light after all the surgery and repairs in the last 5 months.
As I said there’s a way to go yet but I’m moving in the right direction