My mind disappeared. When it came back, it was not the same…
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
Front Crawl / Library of Congress
At the gym, I invented an exercise. Lying face down on a gym bench, I practice moving my arms in wide circles, like freestyle swimming. When I started, I couldn’t lift my stroke arm up behind my body. Now it goes all the way around.
The only way I can windmill my bad arm is to put the handle of my cane in my bad hand and use my good arm to push my arm in a circle at my side and over my head. Going backwards takes most of my strength to counteract my spasticity. At the gym I grab a handled medicine ball and just swing in back and forth at my side. So far it doesn’t get anywhere close to my shoulder height. I want to be able to make cowboy coffee with my bad arm.
I had a subluxation nthat left me with contractures all over my shoulder.It’s frustrating to fix the shoulder .It affects the wrist ant feels there’s a long rubber band ffom the shoulder up to the fingers.that pulls the muscles and ligaments toward the shoulder.