Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Eleven weeks since surgery

I have started feeling better since my last whining post.  With increased use, mobility and strength, the pain has decreased to nearly nothing most of the time.  I have been able to sleep as well.  Most notably, my mind has returned to functioning.  All of these things make for a much better attitude and more productive days.

I started physical therapy at six weeks and I think I only have one more week left.  After that, I will be discharged and given exercises to do at home.  My physical therapist recognizes that I'm self motivated and overly compliant.  Speaking of physical therapy, I picked them from my list of seven providers from the insurance website.  I got so lucky.  What a great group of people!!  The physical therapist did not believe shoulder rehab should be painful.  It has not been painful.  Yay!

Our new home on the east coast of Florida is very nice.  We moved from Punta Gorda to Vero Beach.  Vero is more suited to us.  We are in a quiet neighborhood and about fifteen minutes from the beach.  The town of Vero is more diverse and has a lot of museums and activities.  There are a bunch of grocery stores and Sam's Club is just five miles away.  So many of my ultra friends and one of my Addison's friends are close.

I'm not supposed to be running but I, of course, kept my streak going.  After visiting the surgeon at my six week appointment, he told me that I couldn't run because he didn't want me to fall.  Let's just say, I have not yet fallen.  I'm signed up for a race on Sunday and plan to walk the vast majority of it.  I am looking forward to being in the woods with my ultra family.

I am finally catching up on thank you cards and getting projects done.  It's getting easier to hang pictures although I have to put the nail in my right hand, lift my right hand with my left and pound the hammer with my left hand.  At least I sweat less and shake less when I do this!

Overall, I'm feeling so much better.  I'm grateful for those who have stuck with me and supported me.  Thank you to those who have made me laugh through my tears and have encouraged me when I was down.

The pictures below have nothing to do with this post.
Vero Beach sunrise

Sweet, old Dolly

Keiko the pistol

Walk way to the beach

Sunrise

Sunrise

Train tracks before sunrise

Lucky to live here!

Found in my neighborhood during one of my daily miles!

Like Idaho with palm trees

Beautiful, peaceful view out the back of the house

No more grizzlies, just gators

He didn't want his picture taken

Oslo Conservation area!  Trail near my house

I love mud

I love bridges

Panoramic from the "observation tower" at Oslo Conservation area

Sunrise at St Sebastian River Preserve State Park.  The trail SUCKED but the sunrise was pretty.  I will be pacing my friend Yogi in mid-November (surgeon approved)

Also at St. Sebastian.  There's a white tail deer in the middle of the picture but you can't really see it

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Inspiration: Six year old surfer with adrenal insufficiency