Monday, September 27, 2010

Back to work

First day back to work after my distal bicep repair surgery. I've been out since September 9, and surprisingly, it felt good to be back.  Sitting on the couch watching TV and surfing the net all day gets a bit boring after a while.  How many times can you hear Maury Povich say "You are not the father". 

I got asked often about my robocop brace (a Breg T-scope elbow) and had to explain often how it worked.  There's a dial on the side that lets you set how far you want to let your arm flex (bring your hand to your shoulder) or extend (straighten your arm).  Currently, I am able to set free flex.  It hurts like a bitch, but at least I can move my arm a bit.  Not far enough to scratch my nose, but getting closer every day.  I keep my elbow at 90 degrees most of the day.  I am able to straighten it a few times a day to stretch and slowly get my arm ready for physical therapy. 

Only 3 1/2 weeks more with the brace and then I get to take it off.  I seem to be allergic to it as I'm breaking out and getting mutant blisters from it, but it helps keep the pain down.

Still not using any heavy meds to mask the pain.  Only Tylenol. 

17 comments:

  1. thats good sitting at home all the time is booooring. i'm basically doing that now cause i'm full online

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  2. So true man, the first few days of staying home lounging around are pretty awesome, but after a while it starts to get way too repetitive. lol @ the maury reference.

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  3. bummer man, my uncle is going through a similar situation, good luck!

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  4. Cool man!I like it!:D
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  5. "Sitting on the couch watching TV and surfing the net all day gets a bit boring after a while"
    Sure, it totally does! *Wink, Wink*

    j/k i feel ya, some human interaction and mind occupying work can sometimes feel really good!

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  6. It's good you went back to work. At least you can do something. Sitting home all day will get boring. I hope you will recover fully. Good luck

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  7. oh fuck man, sounds uncool. Keep it up, pain is only a feeling!

    smoochies n' poopies! :*

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  8. Ouch man, good luck out there, don't push yourself too hard!

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  9. Glad to hear you're making progress!
    Keep at it and you'll be better in no time

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  10. i bet that feels god to be back to work , funny when you work you want a vacation you get one for a long period and your like ....i need to do something else

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  11. I know what you mean, being at home not doing anything except watching tv and browsing the internet gets real boring real fast.

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  12. work is good and money is nice, is what I say. try to take it wasy though, DON'T GIVE INTO THE PAIN, lol

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