|April 11, 2015|
With my niece Lizzy, and dog Daisy. You'd be amazed
how much good getting fresh air does for you. Take
advantage of it even if it's for 10-15 minutes.
|One of my fellow shoulder buddy friends mailed me this bracelet a few weeks ago.|
I wear it 24/7 because it's my daily reminder. It says 'believe' on the outside
and on the inside it says, "be strong, be fierce, be amazing, be you"
As far as that tall mountain goes, it's still pretty darn high. At my recent appointment April 27th in Minnesota Dr. E told me we have a very long ways to go before things will get better. To catch you up to speed, I saw Dr. E at the end of March for my 8 week post-op visit. At that time he extended my time in the brace for my left scapula at least another month. Besides not feeling ready to ditch the brace, Dr. E said with the EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome) he wants at least 3 months full-time immobilization to make sure my tissue has time to heal. After arriving home the symptoms in my neck and upper thoracic spine (upper back) were getting much worse. I waited two weeks to see if those symptoms would calm down but they didn't. I emailed Dr. E to see if he could order a cervicothoracic brace so I could see if that would help. Unfortunately the brace only helped for 90 minutes day one and I haven't been able to wear it since. It seems something is getting compressed when I am in that position therefore, aggravating my symptoms.
|April 14, 2015|
|Dr. E and me|
|A much needed "not allowed to think medical day" in Michigan at Bald|
Mountain State Park. It is so important to try to get a break from the medical
nonsense and just have a nice, relaxing day.
To anyone that has arm problems, look into getting a dragon software. It is so much easier to talk out loud and have it type for you.
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|Took this picture at Piney Lake in Colorado last year.|