10-02-2013, 04:02 AM #1
Article: New Cast, New Activities, New Difficulties
You can view the page at http://twinsdaily.com/content.php?r=...w-Difficulties
10-02-2013, 07:05 AM #2
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Great post, AJ. Good luck with the rehab and recovery. I'd go with some kind of croc-like footwear for a while, but you probably already thought of that.
Do the doctors give you exercises or do you get those from the trainers? Is there some kind of hand-off from one to the other at some point?
Thanks for all the insight!
10-02-2013, 08:30 AM #3
Right now I'm just following the workouts the Twins strength coach made for the offseason. Obviously I can't do two handed exercises, so I have modified all of them to fit my situation.
Once I start rehab in a few weeks, I think I will be using the protocol from the doctor with some insight from the trainers. It was a very unique surgery (called a UT split tear repair), so the doc has developed a return to playing program. The Twins have an excellent training and rehab staff that can closely monitor progress and adjust accordingly.
Glad you enjoyed the article!
10-02-2013, 09:26 AM #4
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Outstanding post AJ. Good luck with the recovery. Try to be patient and do not overdo it. We don't want to see you have a relapse. Can you type with both hands or do you only use one to make these posts...
I tried the shoe-lace test using only my right hand and could not do it. UGH. Maybe if I wasn't a 65 year old grandpa...so I cheated and tied with both hands...
10-02-2013, 09:31 AM #5
I'm able to make these posts on my phone using only my right hand. I'm thankful for the iPhone and autocorrect!
The shoe lace challenge is really hard-took me forever. Today I gave in and wore different shoes.
10-02-2013, 04:39 PM #6
The nurse came in and started cutting away, she got through all the fluff to reveal the forearm of a 7th grade boy. What happened?
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There's something that I'll probably have a nightmare about now. Maybe not so much the smaller forearm, but smaller bis/tris since I imagine the entire arm suffers. The muscle loss must be a big drawback while rehabbing. The whole "Use it or lose it," saying in effect.
10-02-2013, 04:59 PM #7
10-02-2013, 11:36 PM #8
On the subject of muscle atrophy, isn't there an electro-stimulation treatment available to keep muscles at least a little bit in tone?
10-03-2013, 09:27 AM #9
10-09-2013, 12:48 AM #10
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Thanks for these AJ.
It's is interesting to be able to follow your progress. Please keep us posted.
We wish you all the best.
(they don't let us have shoelaces in here)