I had my second physio appointment yesterday, everything seems to be going well and my range of movement is pretty good – in fact I can actually reach further up my back with my left arm than I can with my right one. I now have ‘level 2’ exercises to do and another appointment for 16th. The aching muscles are normal and something which will gradually improve as the strength returns. I have also been given the OK to return to work on Monday, it’s only 4 hours so hopefully it won’t be too tiring.

I’ve been out on the bus again today so it’s all practice for going back to work, although negotiating all the Christmas shoppers in town at lunchtime when I finish may be a bit daunting. Next update will be on 16th unless any major triumphs or setbacks occur in the meantime.