LATEST BLOG ENTRIESFirst lower body workout in 6 weeks; Shoulder physical therapy.
Yesterday’s workout, my first lower body workout since my hernia operation, went very well. Now I can barely walk, and every muscle in my body is officially sore (even my pecs, delts and triceps, which I worked one week ago!) I’ve got shoulder physical therapy this morning (a different day than usual because my normal therapist is on vacation). My shoulder is still feeling really good, and I hope the improvement continues! I feel like… [Read more]
Added Friday, June 18, 2004 by John Stone
No surgery at this time; Can resume strength training (with limits).
I met with my orthopedic doctor yesterday and he said I’m making good progress and does not want me to have surgery yet. He wants me to go for another 2 weeks of physical therapy, and then continue doing all the P.T. exercises at home for another month. At the end of July I’ll go see him again. Because my shoulder is feeling so much better, I get to resume strength training as long as… [Read more]
Added Thursday, June 17, 2004 by John Stone
Going to my orthopedic doctor this morning.
I’ve got an early morning appointment with my orthopedic doctor today. Even after yesterday’s weight training workout my shoulder still feels pretty damn good! I’m going to ask him if I can continue to work out for a month or so and see how I do before we talk surgery. I’ve got to get going now – have a great day!
Added Wednesday, June 16, 2004 by John Stone
Working my biceps and back today!
I’m going to go ahead and do a back/bicep weight training workout this morning and see how my shoulder does. Surprisingly it feels pretty good even after last Thursday’s pec/tri/delt test workout. I wonder if all that therapy really did help? I’ll know more after I see my orthopedic doctor tomorrow. It sure would be nice to avoid surgery, but I’m not going to get my hopes up yet. Well, I’m off to lift some… [Read more]
Added Tuesday, June 15, 2004 by John Stone
Me and Lisa spent all day yesterday driving around in the new car with the top down. Now we both have a little bit of a farmer’s sunburn. We stopped off at Lisa’s parents’ house and I took a few pictures of the S2000 while we were there. I’ve got a crazy work day ahead, and a dentist appointment to top everything else off. Oh well, at least I’ll have fun driving there.
Added Monday, June 14, 2004 by John Stone
There’s an S2000 in my garage.
After a long, but very fun & exciting day of test driving cars, I finally decided on the S2000. I’ll try to post some pictures later today if I can slow down long enough to snap a few shots. I have to resist the overwhelming urge to put the top down and go for a sunrise drive to the coast because there is a lot of yard work to be done this morning. I’m going… [Read more]
Added Sunday, June 13, 2004 by John Stone
So sore; Car shopping.
I’m even more sore from Thursday’s (perhaps ill-advised) upper body workout today than I was yesterday. My shoulder feels no worse than it normally does, so maybe doing the workout was not such a bad idea after all. I have no idea when or if I’ll be having surgery, but it may be at least a month because I can’t let the surgery or the recovery interfere with our vacation which is in less than… [Read more]
Added Saturday, June 12, 2004 by John Stone
I did a pecs/delts/triceps workout last night.
Last night I was sitting around thinking about how bad it sucks that I still have shoulder pain after all the treatment I’ve undergone over the last 6 or 7 months. I also couldn’t stop thinking about how badly I wanted to do an upper body workout. Facing almost certain surgery, I finally said to myself “Oh, to hell with it. If they have to cut me to fix my shoulder, then what have I… [Read more]
Added Friday, June 11, 2004 by John Stone
Arthroscopic surgery imminent?
Just a quick “hello” before I head out the door for my early morning physical therapy. I’m going back to my orthopedic doctor on Wednesday, June 16. Unless a miracle happens before that time, I expect I’ll be discussing arthroscopic surgery with him. So be it – I just want the shoulder fixed so I can start lifting again!
Added Thursday, June 10, 2004 by John Stone
First ab workout in six weeks; New site features.
I’m all excited because this morning I get to do my first ab workout since my hernia operation six weeks ago! My abs are going to be unbelievably sore for at least the next 3-4 days, and I’m totally looking forward to the pain. As you can see from the welcome message above, this site now knows you by your forum username (if you are a registered member and you are still being called a… [Read more]