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So I technically had an appointment last Friday to talk to the doctor about having shoulder surgery, but I completely spaced it. The funny thing is that they like to send out texts 2 days before the appointment to remind you. Doesn’t it make more sense to send it the day of? I don’t need to be reminded on Sunday that I have an appointment on Tuesday, I need to be reminded Tuesday before my appointment!

Anyway, I went today and found out that I will be having surgery later this month. They will get rid of the hook in my acromion as well as clean up the little bit of arthritis that is in there (ugh, age…) and any other necessary work that may need to be done on the rotator cuff or anything else. At best, it will keep me in a sling for 10-14 days, doing physical therapy for up to 5 weeks, and I won’t be able to even begin lifting weights until after that. It is unfortunate but I will make the best of it and know that it will make my quality of life much better going forward.

Other than that, I had a good day overall. I got my exercise in and tried the rowing machine at work for the upcoming Lazy Triathlon (holy crap rowing is a difficult thing to do for a long time) along with a run. Got plenty of walking done, had no issues with food or drink and everything went fairly well.

It honestly seems to be getting easier. But as per my goal, I am not going to get my hopes up too high nor my expectations. I know that things happen and at some point something is going to cause me to want to eat poorly, drink soda, drink alcohol, not exercise, etc. That is where my wife and other support come into play 🙂

Exercise:

Exercise Reps/Distance Volume/Time
Rowing Machine – – 1500 meters 6:26
Run/walk – – 3.01 miles 39:15
Other Goals Notes
Eating/Tracking – – Everything tracked, no problem at all
Steps – – 18,317
250+ Steps Per Hour – – 14 out of 14
Sobriety – – 14 days in a row
No soda – – Not even thought about

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