I'm happy to report, after nearly a year, that my shoulder is somewhat functioning as an appendage again. I had to save all of my drawing juice for classes and I didn't even like typing some days if I didn't have to. :( I still have to be careful about how much time I spend at my tablet and make sure I'm icing and everything. It's irksome but now at least I can cope. When in Hawaii recently, I floated a lot because I can't actually swim more than a few strokes with it (doggy style only), and still no lifting of heavy objects. Amazingly, I can hug people again! Which means punching is right around the corner!
But art for fun for the summer i
Ahahahahaha sorry if anyone is tired of these. I figure people can't get mad if I only update once every few months, but even I am sick of myself saying "Ow my shoulder hurts."
So the situation is, as my Dr. said I would, I returned to my 'usual' activities within the first six weeks. These included driving (one handed), putting on my own pants (so long as they are loose enough to put on one handed), eating with a fork (score!) and finally sleeping in a bed again. Things that are literally impossible are things like putting on a bra (can't move my hand back past my hip bent or straight), lifting anything heavier than my phone, moving my hand
Today is the first time I've been able to use my keyboard to type!
The surgery is supposed to have went really well. I had a "buttload" of bursitis and he also found a tear up by my rotator cuff and a bone spur that he hadn't seen on the MRI that was probably causing a good deal of problems. He's pretty confident that I will heal well. Saw my physical therapist for my first post-op appointment today and he is happy with it in general.
Currently i can move my arm about 6 inches to the side of my body. My lower arm is basically functioning as long as I don't get too active with the shoulder. No drawing or using a fork with that hand yet.