Saturday, January 10, 2009

What the Doctor said ....

So, I went and saw my doctor about my shoulder. He doesn't think that the injury is anything more than a strain and I am praying he is right! He gave me some Cortisone tablets to help with the pain and inflammation. He wants me to take them for 7-10 days and see how the shoulder responds. If the pain goes away then I am good, if the pain doesn't significantly reduce then I am supposed to go see a specialists because if could be a rotator cuff. So, to sum it up: The doctor thinks it should be fine but he isn't sure. Lovely.

The good news is that the last time I was at the Doctors in October of 2007 my weight was 185lbs and yesterday it was 165lbs. A 20lb loss baby! And my blood pressure was high during that October appointment and yesterday it was a quite normal 128/74. I was pretty happy with that. Also, when I took my shirt off the Doctor asked me if I was doing "serious body building"... I thought that was a nice compliment, so Thank You P90X.

Okay, so my plan is to take this cortisone for the next week and if it goes well I'd like to start another round of p90x next Monday. My shoulder is not hurting at all as I type this so maybe the cortisone is already working? I also seem to have a much better range of motion and I actually woke up this morning and was sleeping on the shoulder - which I was unable to do the last couple of weeks - all good signs.

I'll keep everyone updated and thanks to those who have send emails wishing me well!



  1. Shew that's some good luck! Be sure to fully recover before you go nuts with X again :) I like the feel of regular X more as well.

    Anyway take it easy!

  2. I feel pretty lucky right now. When the injury first occured I feared the deep sgh of relief ... I was checking out the ChaLean Extreme you were talking looks real solid ... good luck and I can't wait to read your thoughts about it!