December 19th, 2012

tats

Moderation? When did I turn into a grownup?

Today is my last session with Osteodude. It feels kind of weird, I've been seeing him since back in May - first for the OOS and then for my bung shoulder. But he reckons he's done all he can for it. It's not fully healed but what the work we've been doing has highlighted is the difference in strength and flexibility between that one and the other. There's an old injury in there that didn't come out till I started bearing all my weight on it, and the chances are it'll always be a bit dodgy.

To which I go "Fuck." I don't want to have a dodgy shoulder, especially not from an injury I can't remember doing. But it's obvious it's not right (this is hard for me to admit), and the best I can do is keep up the strength and flexibility exercises and hope that keeps it fairly sound. Right now I can military press 18kg off it (this is about an 8kg improvement from August), but 20kg and I drop the dumbell on my head. Trufax, I had to be rescued by DoomBoy who deflected it onto the floor and it went BANG and everyone looked and I went red but I'm glad it wasn't my skull it hit, eh? This is how he earns his keep when I'm doing strength exercises at the limit of my capability.

Meanwhile, the right side has no trouble with 20kg and could probably do way more. *sigh*

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And for those who don't give a crap about that, have this:



From here: Horses with freakishly long manes. Thanks, danjite.