Slow but Steady
I am 6 weeks post-op and it has been slow but steady. I was unable to drive until 5 weeks post-op, even though my surgeon had a very cavalier attitude about driving. I highly recommend waiting to drive until you have less pain. I have gone without any sling for the first time this week. By the end of a long day at work (teaching), I still have a lot of pain. I am about to begin PT after 5 weeks of OT. I had heard from many that this is a slow, painful process--I am glad that nobody minimized the difficulty of recovery. It is as I expected. It is hard to be patient. Sleep is very difficult. I have only been taking Naproxin, nothing stronger. I hope that I will be in less pain soon, I am less concerned about full range of motion and strength and more concerned with the pain reduction.