It has been 3 weeks since I have been out of the sling and gradually I have been able to extend the movement of my left arm. The intent of the surgery was to produce external rotation and the results have been nothing short of miraculous. Dr Wheel is a genius!! Before the operation I could not move my arm from my chest no matter how hard I tried. The following video was taken by the pool in Bali – sorry for lack of t-shirt.
Interestingly I am only slowly reintroducing the use of my arm as it lacks strength and the habits of 3 years die hard. My hand still has significant loss of feeling which also creates uncertainty. Last week I discovered I could push the buttons on the car radio, I can hold a plate with my left hand whilst I put food on it and remarkably I can use a folk to hold food whilst I cut it. Simple little things that I am very excited by. The next challenge is to hold a beer with my left hand and drink it. I am close to being able to do it. Should be the next post.