Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Skink's Primal Journal

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Today's workout:

    15 rounds, as fast as possible.
    5 swings
    5 goblet squats
    5 pull-ups

    Felt ok...pushed myself pretty hard the whole time. The bad part is that there were supposed to be push-ups in the mix as well. I went to do them on the first round, but the shoulder wasn't having any of it. This is the first time I have felt any real limitation from it. Time to get my ass to the doctor, and limit the pressing exercises until I know whats going on. Now to find the right doc...and glad to know I'm not alone in expecting more from them. I doubt I will find a paleo doc around here, but at least one who is more or less on the same page. If they try and tell me no more kettlebells ever, well..."go fuck yourself" may be the only suitable response that comes to mind.
    My blog: My Primal Adventure

    "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

    Comment


    • Look for an ortho doc that specializes in sports medicine. Check with local semi-pro sports teams in your area and see who their docs are. The docs that work on athletes generally understand that "no more (whatever)" is not an option. Even if they're not the healthiest themselves, docs that treat athletes understand the mindset. (And then hope that your insurance covers seeing one of those docs!)

      Comment


      • I am dealing with a shoulder issue right now. I also dealt with one last year and had a calcium deposit aspirated. Last year I saw a family physician that referred me to an orthopedic doctor. I had x-rays and two ultrasounds-- one to guide the aspiration.

        So far with this issue I have been back to the orthopedic doctor and started PT. The doctor thinks my issue is frozen shoulder.

        My physical therapist thinks, while there are components of frozen shoulder, I have other things going on as well. He thinks my issues started well before the calcium deposit became an issue and while removing it resolved my symptoms, it did nothing to address what caused the deposit. Because of that, I now have compounding issues that he believes include--impingement, capsulitis, bicep tendon tightening and inflammation. He is also confused as to why PT was not ordered when the deposit was found/dealt with.

        I think the physical therapist has been more thorough than the doctor. He believes I will need at least 6-8 weeks of sessions to get a handle on things.

        I see the orthopedic doctor again next week to see how things are going. Xrays and possible imaging will be done to see if the deposit is back if the small particles they could not remove have grown and/or shifted or if anything else is showing up.

        And, I think it's important to note-- things are even more complicated by the fact I have cerebral palsy.The problem shoulder is CP affected.

        Comment


        • Originally posted by skink531 View Post
          If they try and tell me no more kettlebells ever, well..."go fuck yourself" may be the only suitable response that comes to mind.
          That would probably be my reply an' all....Hope its nothing serious and you manage to get it sorted.

          Comment


          • Today's workout:

            Swing ladder - 50-40-30-20-10-10 as fast as possible.

            Felt good to move. The swings seem to put minimal stress n the shoulder. The forearms on the other hand, holy shit!


            Originally posted by Goldie View Post
            Look for an ortho doc that specializes in sports medicine. Check with local semi-pro sports teams in your area and see who their docs are. The docs that work on athletes generally understand that "no more (whatever)" is not an option. Even if they're not the healthiest themselves, docs that treat athletes understand the mindset. (And then hope that your insurance covers seeing one of those docs!)
            I looked up some doctors with good reputations. I may have to make the drive into Pittsburgh, though. One guy used to be one of the team docs for all the pro teams in Philly. Still haven't given up on finding one closer to home, but it seems the Sports Medicine guys are more in Pittsburgh.

            Originally posted by marcadav View Post
            I now have compounding issues that he believes include--impingement, capsulitis, bicep tendon tightening and inflammation. He is also confused as to why PT was not ordered when the deposit was found/dealt with.
            Holy crap...talk about a perfect storm. Hope we both get some good news.

            Originally posted by Dhansakdave View Post
            That would probably be my reply an' all....Hope its nothing serious and you manage to get it sorted.
            Thanks...glad to know there are others as mentally deranged as myself.
            My blog: My Primal Adventure

            "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

            Comment


            • Today's workout:

              Swings - 50, 40, 30, 20, 20, 20, 10, 10
              Time: 13:40

              Not blazing speed, but not bad and got the flowing. Still not wanting to push the shoulder. Going to try and make the doctor's appointment for next week if I can.
              My blog: My Primal Adventure

              "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

              Comment


              • Today's workout:

                Swings - 50, 40, 30, 20

                Did them fast, and it was a good workout, but I'm getting tired of just doing swings. The problem is I still can't do any pressing motions. even putting the kettlebell in the rack position hurts. I still haven't decided on a doctor. My trouble is there is too much information out here, and I get stuck comparing every last minor detail and scrutinizing every review. I get so fixated on finding the perfect doctor in the area that I never choose one. Hell, I've been eligible for a cell phone upgrade for the last 3 months and just made up my mind last night. My motivation now is I want to do shit!
                My blog: My Primal Adventure

                "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

                Comment


                • Today's workout:

                  Swings - 50, 30, 30, 30, 20, 20, 20.

                  Really missing the old workouts. I went back through my journal and read some of my more bad-ass workouts from a few years back. Those were the days. It must be the wrestler in me, but unless a workout leaves me physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually crushed, I don't feel like I've accomplished anything. And yes, I do realize how fucked up the thinking of that is.

                  Finally decided on a doctor, but he can't get me in for a while. June 30 for x-rays and July 2 for the doctor to see me. Grrrrr!!! Maybe I should go see a family doc and see if they can at least get my x-rays. Maybe that will speed things up with the specialist. They said they would make a note in my file and get me in earlier if there is a cancellation.
                  My blog: My Primal Adventure

                  "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

                  Comment


                  • Originally posted by skink531 View Post


                    Finally decided on a doctor, but he can't get me in for a while. June 30 for x-rays and July 2 for the doctor to see me. Grrrrr!!! Maybe I should go see a family doc and see if they can at least get my x-rays. Maybe that will speed things up with the specialist. They said they would make a note in my file and get me in earlier if there is a cancellation.
                    My primary doctor did my first set of Xrays, ordered an ultrasound, and referred me to an orthopedic doctor. For the most recent round of things I went straight to the orthopedic doc. They did Xrays right before my appt with the doctor and he had them for the appt.

                    The MRI took longer as the doctor' office wanted insurance approval first. Had the MRI last Wed. and got the results today.

                    Comment


                    • Well, at least the long wait is a sign that he's a good doc who's booked up that far in advance! I have military health insurance, it can take 2-3 weeks just to get a referral to see a specialist... June 30/July 2 really isn't that far away.

                      Marcadav, what were your x-rays and MRI results? <fingers crossed> Nothing too serious I hope.

                      Comment


                      • Xrays showed no calcium deposits (last year I had a fairly large one that was aspirated) and normal bones. MRI showed a lot:
                        1. full thickness tear of the supraspinatus tendon
                        2. advanced tendinopathy in the infraspinatus tendon
                        3. widespread thinning/weakening in the subscapularis tendon
                        All of that says I have a severe rotator cuff tear in one of the 4 rotator tendons and issues with 2 other tendons.

                        I also have mild osteoarthrithis, weakening of other joint aspects, bursitis, bone spurs in the undersurface of the acromion and thinning/weakening of my deltoid muscle where it attaches to the acromion.

                        Things to remember-- I m 57 years old and have cerebral palsy that affects the shoulder in question. So, some of my issues might be a part of aging complicated by the CP.

                        Comment


                        • Oh, ouch!

                          I had the rotator cuff tear and the bone spur on the acromion, the tear was the result of a car accident. Had the surgery and now all is fine--I'm the same age as you, but without the cerebral palsy. I hope they can fix that for you without too much trouble.

                          Comment


                          • Thanks Goldie. It's nice to know you had a tear and are doing fine.

                            Doctor wants me to continue with PT for a few weeks and then reassess. He made it seem like it was all about pain management. I want, what I consider, full use of my arm since the CP severely limits the use of my hand.

                            I will get a better idea of what should be done--whether PT will be enough--from my physical therapist on Wednesday since he is aware of my issues.

                            Comment


                            • Once things were sorted out after the car accident (my car was t-boned, I also had whiplash), and figured out that shoulder pain was the rotator cuff and NOT referred pain from the neck, I did PT for a full six months. I went to PT 3x a week with a wonderful therapist, he agreed with me to do everything possible to avoid the surgery.

                              In the end, we agreed surgery was the only option. I started back in with PT 2 weeks after the surgery, and did it for 4 more months. I have full range of motion with no pain any more so long as I don't bench press. I don't have quite as much stability with weights overhead (overhead squats and snatches) as I used to, which is partially psychological, I'm sure! At this point in my life I have no aspirations to compete in Olympic weight lifting, so no loss!

                              Good luck with your physical therapist!

                              *and now back to your regularly scheduled Skink's Primal Journal*

                              Comment


                              • Well, I'm still alive. I know it's been a while since being on here.

                                Marcadav...god damn, that's just a great big bag of suck right there. Hope all is going well, and you and your doctor have a plan.

                                So it turns out I have acromion impingement. No surgery in the foreseeable future, but I will need PT. the doctor seem good and seems to know what he is talking about(despite the fact that he didn't know what a snatch was).The only bad part was he prescribed me an anti-inflammatory that is an NSAID and the side-effects didn't thrill me. i don't think I am going to take it. He also prescribed me a topical cream to use, but me asshole insurance won't cover it. the pharmacy called and offered me a 3 oz. supply for $50 which will last all of about 5 days. I politely said "no thank you." I will look into some more natural anti-inflammatory options. I already do the fish oil and curcumin. Maybe up the curcumin and look into some other things out there. i was happy that the doctor actually encouraged me to continue lifting and thought getting stronger would only help. Just need to lay off certain things until it gets taken care of. No over-head presses, dips, or snatches for the time being. He also said no barbells for a while, but dumbbell bench would be ok. Just saw him yesterday, so no PT information yet. They are supposed to call me and set things up. He left it open as to how long I would go there. If I learn what to do and feel comfortable doing it on my own, then no need to keep going in as long as I'm doing it. Then back in 6 weeks for a reassessment. I haven't done any exercise except taking the kids to the pool and walking in the park for the last month. I think the rest may have been doing good since my shoulder doesn't ache the way it used to. I do want to get back to it though...I'm getting fat. To much sitting and not always the best food choices.

                                I joked with me supervisor and told them I was going to get a doctor's not saying I need a stand-up work station or a treadmill desk. I printed out a bunch of stuff ranging from $350 to $2000(for the treadmill). I wasn't really joking, though. I really do want a stand-up desk. After all, they do have to make "reasonable accommodations".

                                So here is the plan. Go hard core with the PT and kick this things ass. Get back to regular workouts, however modified for current needs, and stop feeling all lazy. Get back to clean eating. Start planning out meals and cooking ahead of time to make it easier. Get real serious about stress management, especially meditation. I have REALLY been slacking in this. I have no excuses. I'm just lazy and stupid. I have Goldie's advice to use, and I even bought the book Eight Minute Meditation, which I have not even started yet. I really feel that stress management is my biggest challenge, and what I need more than any other part.

                                I'll try to catch up on other journals, but after over a month It may be impossible. If I missed anything important, I'm sorry. Don't think I'm being rude if I don't mention something important.
                                My blog: My Primal Adventure

                                "I've come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X