Shoulder Fracture

Who would have believed that one year after my shoulder fracture I would be mountain climbing?  The good news is that’s exactly what  happened! In our recent trip to Caritas, Alabama, George and I joined hundreds of others in climbing a mountain to a Marian grotto carved into the side of a mountain.  Near the […]

Continue reading about Progress Report: Complete Shoulder Fracture Recovery After One Year

Kathy on February 16th, 2009

First came the break! 6-20-2008 – An Unexpected Break Second, the Treatment: 6-22-08 – Faith Reflection – Give Thanks in All Circumstances 6-22-08 – Weekly Workout While My Broken Shoulder Heals 6-26-08 – Hydrocodone/APAP for Pain Relief: Product Review 7-1-08 – Progress Report: Visit to Dr. White on Monday, 6/30/08; Faith Reflection – The Scenic […]

Continue reading about My Shoulder Fracture Success Story!

Today was my last visit with Dr. White because…my shoulder fracture is healed and mobility is nearing 100%! Dr. White did have some words of advice as he sent me on my way.  Continued stretching, he said, is essential over the next year.  He suggested finding a door in my house that is strongly hinged […]

Continue reading about Progress Report – Final Visit with Dr. White 10/2/08

Kathy on September 28th, 2008

A beautiful, sunny, Autumn day with a  tropical breeze created the perfect setting for gardening…and shoulder strengthening. Saturday afternoon I grabbed my shovel and hand tools and headed for the butterfly garden in the front yard.   Because I fractured my shoulder in June, I had been unable to work on this area of the yard […]

Continue reading about A Lovely Day for Gardening…and Shoulder Strengthing

Kathy on September 9th, 2008

Yesterday in physical therapy, Jeremy stretched my shoulder joint vertically to about 165 degrees (out of 180).   This means I have recovered most of my range of motion since my shoulder fracture in June, but not all.  Jeremy said the last degrees are the hardest in stretching out a “frozen” shoulder, where the tough capsule […]

Continue reading about Progress Report – Physical Therapy 9/8/08

The first two sessions of physical therapy following the healing of my shoulder fracture consisted of a variety of stretches, but the next two sessions also featured some strength training.  What a welcome activity!  The muscles in my left arm and back had atrophied while the shoulder was immobilized and had hardly any power of […]

Continue reading about Physical Therapy for Shoulder Range of Motion: Sessions 3 & 4

Kathy on August 4th, 2008

I started physical therapy last Thursday to improve my range of motion following the healing of my shoulder fracture. My therapist was knowledgeable, professional, and encouraging. I was expecting physical therapy to be painful since I had been through it years ago after a previous injury, but I knew it was absolutely necessary if I […]

Continue reading about Toward a Better Experience of Physical Therapy