I continue to progress. I moved an hour east with a new job with my daytime gig. Packing and moving and unpacking has been a strain on the shoulder and now weakened arms.
I spent a week teaching in California and did not experience much pain which was very new for me.
My PT only needs to see me a couple more times. I'm doing that much better. My range of motion is WAY better...but there is still a lot of improvement to do. What's left is stretching and exercise, massage, weight training. I need to get these arms back to where they were, it's so strange to me to be less-than-strong. I keep forgetting that I'm not, and that's when it gets realsore.
Another thing that I need to do is get back into regular exercise and eating well. All of that pizza/beer/ice cream that I consumed to feel better has made a lot of my clothes not fit. No one enjoys that experience.
Perhaps now I'll just share the occasional stretching or strengthening tip. I'm going to get back into doing online videos. I have a new home and CAN PLAY again! :)
So, keep up with me kids! I'm still weaker and slower...but I'm better every day. And I know now, better than ever, how much music (and the people involved in it) mean to me.
Grateful for everything I can do. Grateful for my parents and friends who have stuck it out with me. Grateful for the people who I barely knew who gave great kindness to me.
See you in Tampa in November? I'm going to have some new tunes to share!