I had my first appointment with the physiotherapist today – not quite two weeks after the surgery. Everything seems to be going well so I’ve been given another exercise to do and then once the stitches come out I can start weaning myself off the sling. Just for 10-15 mins or so at first, long enough to eat a meal or make a sandwich I guess.
I don’t really have any pain as such, mostly stiffness and a bit sore – the right shoulder is giving me more pain at the moment as it’s doing all the work and its a bit worn out anyway.
I plan to go out on the bus tomorrow – what an adventure! I am aiming to go back to work on Monday 14th if everything continues to improve so I need to get used to travelling by bus again.
I will give you an update on Friday once the stitches are out – and if you are lucky you may even get a picture 🙂
Deanna Van Der Velde said:
Just be careful on the bus
It can be jerky
Tracy G said:
Wow your doing fab & I’m so proud of you …. Obviously your fighting spirit has shone through & your deffo winning this hands down …. Well done great progress xxxx
Wow that’s exciting, going out on the bus! I’m thinking that this whole experience so far isn’t quite as bad as you’d expected? Enjoy your outing .. hope you’re going somewhere nice and not just a medical appointment. It will no doubt do you good to get out the house xx
I think you may be right Lesley, it’s not been too bad so far. I think once I have the confidence to go out on my own with my arm in the sling then things will be easier. Writing this blog and knowing that people care enough to follow it has really helped me. I know that when I have the right shoulder replaced it will be a lot harder as I’m right handed but at least having gone through the surgery and recovery once will help me when the time comes.
However, it’s all been so much easier having Steve by my side to help me out, he’s a total star ⭐️
SHARON WHITE said:
Hello I am 5 weeks out from my rt shoulder replacement surgery. I just found this site. It is very helpful. Thank you very much
I am rt handed and having my rt shoulder replace has been a journey. I turned 69 yesterday. I am still in the sling. I go to PT weekly. I considered myself fairly healthily most of my life. In the past 18 months my body started changing. First my vision, so I had cataract surgeries, then I had both of my knees and know my shoulder. I am so over having surgery. I found a lot of material before my knee replacements. But I did not find alot before my shoulder replacement. I am happy to find your blog even at this point in my recovery. I will share more at a later date of my journey. I just want to say thank you now for your blog because I don’t know anyone else who has had a shoulder replacement.
Lovely to hear from you Sharon, it gives me great pleasure that my blog is proving to be useful around the world. I wish you all the best for your ongoing recovery, just please be careful not to overdo things at this stage – I guess you are already noticing a great improvement.