We all have different personality traits, but yesterday the only one that could be ascribed to me was that of a non-compliant, lazy patient. What made me non-compliant? I didn’t do my shoulder exercises; not one time. but, I did take a 0.5 mile walk and I took my “maiden voyage” In the car: I don’t recall my husband “holding on for dear life!”
I guess the “old me” would have said, “bad girl, bad girl.” But that would have sent a negative message to my subconscious, and I don’t need to internalize negatives. I guess that’s like computers, “garbage in garbage out!)
I was concerned about how my shoulder would respond to not doing my exercises yesterday, because I’ve heard that this is the most important time of recovery; but I had just been started on 3 new medications and kept falling asleep!
But today, I ‘Skyped’ a friend who had seen the range of motion I had in my shoulder before, and she compared it with other days. She saw improvement. I must be doing something right. I work hard at my exercises and I try to bring a positive attitude to them, because I believe so strongly in the connection between the mind and the body. It has been said that “what the mind conceives, the body can achieve.”