10 weeks and extremely impatient

It is 10 weeks since the last operation and frustrated is an understatement. It appears that I will be in “the sling” for the full 12 weeks plus some more. I have set myself to run the City to Surf in Sydney on the second Sunday of August as a goal and can see it going down the drain.

The arm therapy is progressing very slowly and I can’t see how, if it continues at this rate, I will be running the distances needed to get to Sydney. Dr Wheel indicated that I would be running in my running sling after 12 weeks, but as the sling holds my arm in an aggressive position in relation to the surgery I am now told this would not be good. Instead it has been suggested I should run without a sling. Given how I have lost all muscle definition in my shoulder I am not sure how this is meant to happen. The plan is to try running in 2 weeks, let’s hope it feels good.

I know I am an impatient pain in the backside, but I am over this and want to get on with living a normal active life.

About Craig Glass

I am a 68 years old. I am Senior Vice-Principal of Haileybury, Australia's largest private school. My passion outside of family and education is triathlon. I have raced over all distances with the highlight being completing the Ironman in 2011. Whilst training for my next Ironman I had an horrific accident which left me with a left brachial plexus injury.
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