Despite having more free time than I can fill with box sets, I still seem to have a never ending schedule of things to do, just as well really, anything that takes my mind away from the intermittent pain and the will they won’t they operate saga.
I seem to have reached a plateau with what yoga I can do, so a friend suggested I talk to her Pilates rehab therapist. It just so happens that the Therapist has an offer on of a course of 6 one to one sessions at a huge discount, so I decided to see what she could do for me. It turned out the first session was free, mainly consisting of an assessment of my posture with regard to the fracture. No surprises there, left shoulder higher and forward and neck more lopsided than it usually is. She certainly seems to know her stuff, working out how she could help me and explaining the anatomy of what is wrong and needs to happen. Only about 30 minutes on the mat doing physical movements, getting me to put my thumbs on my ASIS and rotate the pelvis. Breathing in to my back to help get the shoulder blades back and down my back. All small subtle movements but very effective. Looking forward to the next session.
The local Mountain
The monthly Meditation & Realising Dreams workshop teacher decided we needed an outing, so last night we headed off to what passes for a mountain round here, Ivinghoe Beacon is nearly 800 feet above sea level after all. Luckily a nice mild evening as we silently walked to the top in the pitch dark, at the top is a stone Kern around which we made a circle as Susan led her meditation in competition with the wind and the jets descending in to Luton.
Back to reality today with Physiotherapy, that certainly made me be in the present as she manipulated my arm. She told me the x-ray shows that unless a miracle occurs it is time for surgery. She has given me a new blue stretchy band that I can hardly pull and a particular exercise to get the shoulder as loose as possible in preparation for the possible surgery. She said if the shoulder isn’t moving before surgery, getting it to move post surgery will be difficult.
So with the yoga I can do, plus the physio and Pilates exercises half the day is already gone