I haven't been here for a couple months now and I guess you could say my life is pretty much back to normal. So for anyone looking for a succes story, here I am. For those of you who know me(I've been around here since 2006), you know that my recovery wasn't easy. It's been a long road that required a lot of dedication and patience.
This is what I can do now that I couldn't do 2 years ago....
Work too many hours at work L) ,
Do all my own housework
Sleep at night without pain =D> ,
Sit at a computer for too long,
Look down at the work my desk for extended periods without neck pain and shoulder pain,
Hold my left arm in the air, over my head without my thumb going numb,
Walk without feeling like a bobble-head,
Carry multiple bags of groceries at one time...and without having to take a nap before getting all of it put away,
Keep up with the rest of those "normal people" in my exercise classes,
Yoga & pilates exercises with balance...yeah...had to re-learn how to balance,
Lay on my side with my arm stretched up and not have pain in my neck (another exercise thingy),
Ride in our boat.....at 100mph
Slouch on the couch without pain or numbness,
Turn my head to the side, up, down and move my head around during a conversation like any other normal person,
Ride my bike without shoulder & neck pain,
Drive to work without shoulder, neck or back pain,
Dance all night without pain,
Sit through an entire movie at the theatre,
Cuddle next to my husband at night without neck pain,
I'm sure I could keep going the longer I sit here, but its just an example how much better I am. I still have some issues and don't expect to ever be 100%, but I still keep trying.....what the heck I've got nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Keep the thread going.....what can you do now that you couldn't do before surgery?