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Ahead of schedule

August 28th, 2014 · 6 Comments

I went back for my 3 week surgery followup today. Doc say’s I’m 3 to 4 weeks ahead of schedule in terms of healing, flexibility and range of motion. He used the word “amazing”. The biggest concern is that I will feel so well that I will try to do too much too soon. But he thinks I should be released to do whatever I want by 12 weeks post-surgery, or about October 15.

I have graduated from being limited to lifting a fork, mouse or TV remote to a coffee cup or bottle of water. I start physical therapy tomorrow to help preserve and improve range of motion. And I get to lose the sling and sleep in a bed again. What a treat!

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Richard // Aug 28, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Good to hear it’s coming along so well.

  • 2 Donna // Aug 28, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Didn’t you heal unusually quickly from your last shoulder surgery, too? You must be like the cheerleader on Heroes or something. Did you get bit by a spider when you were on a field trip in high school?

    Congratulations on graduating to a big bed.

  • 3 Mom // Aug 29, 2014 at 11:12 am

    I’m not sure that I like this fast healing; you will overdo. Where did the ability come from? Not me.

  • 4 Daryl // Aug 29, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    I saw the physical therapist today, and they had the same comment as the doctor and Mom — I’m well ahead of schedule, but that brings with it the risk that I will try to do too much too soon. I’m on guard against that.

    Donna — yes, when recovering from my last shoulder surgery the physical therapists also commented that I was well ahead of schedule. I guess I just heal fast.

  • 5 Donna // Aug 29, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    How’s your rib feeling?

  • 6 Daryl // Aug 30, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    My rib still hurts more than I expected it would by now. In fact I slept in bed one night and then went back to the recliner again because it just feels a little better, both because of the rib and the collarbone.

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