Monday, June 28, 2010


And no no, not the Alcoholic Kind.

I'm talking about my shoulder rehab. After the surgery, I was faithful to my Physical Therapist who worked on me. I still love her saying, "This is going to hurt you more than it's gonna hurt me..." True. I had great improvement on my range of motion. She and her intern were a great team working on me. I think it greatly improved my healing time and range of motion. I stayed away from really strenuous activity and started swimming.

Swimming has really helped heal my shoulder as I can vary the resistance with the fluid. My shoulder is supported and it's helped me stretch. Doing it by myself also helped me push it at the right level. I also took it very easy. I think it has helped a lot in the healing process.

Anyways, I'll be back, and adding more things to keep my fat ass from growing.

That's it for now.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Shoulder Labrum Repair (with pictures)

The pictures are graphic. So warning.

The surgery went well. I'm recovering at the moment and then go onto Physical Therapy.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

SLAP Tear!

So it's a SLAP Tear.

Had an MRI done today.

Here's the extract from the report:

1. SLAP Tear.
2. Mild articular surface fraying at the insertion of the super status. No full thickness rotator cuff tear.
3. Suspected humeral avulsion of the glenohumeral ligament (HAGL), as evidenced by contrast extravasation through the axillary recess along the medial humeral neck and inferior subscapularis.

I am not a doctor, so I really don't have a deep understanding what the above passage meant.

Basically, something is torn. It needs to be fixed. It doesn't heal by itself and could get progressively worse.

So. I'm an engineer by training. Usually if you have a bearing or a joint fail, you renew or refurbish said bearing or joint.

Since I can't order a new SLAP from the OEM, I will have surgery on 27 OCT 2009 to fix the tear.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

X - Rays!

Well, I went to get my shoulder looked at today. The X-Rays came back and well, it's not the bone at least.

It may be the Rotator Cuff or something else that the Doctor mentioned, it had a specific medical sounding name, but I forgot it.

So I have an MRI scheduled on Wednesday. Just gotta sit and wait, in the meantime. Rest and Ice.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Miracle Diet

I saw this video from a friend of mine. A little Friday Funny.

There is a little disclaimer... at the end. Although at the rate that my fat ass is still growing this diet may not hurt at all.



That's a picture. Basically I like pictures, I'm a visual person.

Anyways, I called up the Sports Medicine Clinic at Northgate and they've got me an appointment at 8:30 in the morning on Saturday. We will see how it goes. Apparently, I was there for my right shoulder awhile back when the receptionist quickly pulled up my record.

It feels a bit better, but I'm not competing in the Rainier Cup this weekend. Mainly because: 1 it's hard to get a medical appointment with a good doctor, and 2. My shoulder still hurts, and competing in a local tournament while hurt doesn't really do me any good. Now if I was Olympic Caliber or World Championships, that's one thing, but I'm a recreational player, doing this stuff for fun. I just want my shoulder to heal up fast so that I can train again.

Popped my shoulder.

Popped my shoulder tonight. Hmmn. I think it's back in place. I'm icing it and taking motrin.

We'll see in the morning.