Captain’s Log: Day 6

6 days out from bicep tenodesis surgery and I’m doing ok. I had my first physical therapy appointment yesterday. They were very gentle. I was very appreciative.

My pain level is steady at a 3-4 most of the day and moves to a 5-6 at night. I’m trying to be more active and get out of the house. It helps to have a change of scenery. But I really need to remind myself that the surgery wasn’t going to be a quick fix. I am making a decision to live with more pain in the short term to regain movement in my arm and get rid of long term pain.

Melvin and the kids have been great. They are mostly mindful of my arm and not to bump or touch it. What isn’t great though is wearing a sling during summer. It’s like a personal arm sauna. It’s so hot and suffocating. I can take it off when I’m home alone or at night. But I need it when the kids are home and when out.

The dog has been cute but her hovering is starting to get annoying. She will not leave my side or let me out of her sight. Oh Eevee!

July 26, 2018
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