Published July 28, 2017 by helentastic67

Get Real


Let’s talk ‘REAL’ for a moment. Will I ever get the use of my left arm back?

My Radiologist, who did my treatment, told me yes, I would. The Physio specialist upon my returning to him wondered why I was back and asking him to help me get the use of my arm back, he kinda expected me to read between the lines, when he told me he had been doing “this” a long time.


A few years ago, I saw a younger OT chick who didn’t sugar coat it when she said “Yes!” You will get the use of your arm back, but you will never get the strength and dexterity back you had before.


Ironically, I didn’t have much “before” as it was…

I think realistically, if I do every exercise I’ve ever been told to do every day, several times and the other one’s I’ve been shown to improve, if I do all the computer/gadget based activities, commit to extra tiredness and migraines every day, it will improve some.


Someone suggest – why not have my arm amputated? To be clear, I couldn’t be offended. She was a double amputee and she had, had to choose to have both her legs amputated!

Apart from the obvious, that I wouldn’t ever know if I could prove that specialist wrong if I had NO left arm to rehabilitate, I imagine my clothes would not sit properly. I will get even more weird questions and I would instantly go on a diet and lose 5 kilos (I don’t know how many kilos does one of your arms weigh?)


It’s the wrong way to lose 5 kilos.

Weight lose

4 comments on “Real

  • What people don’t realize is how exhausting life is and the average week will end with a miagraine. And all the things I’m doing is to simply maintain what I have. Should I commit to all the rehab & such I might have a non-stop migraine which I don’t know if I could live with. But I’m definitely going to get it together at some point. Cheers,H

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    • Helen, I don’t usually discuss my limits, which are slight compared to yours. But I will tell you that I know what incapacitating migraines are like, and arthritis that limits my energy more than my mobility, and a generous sprinkling of various autoimmune issues. It’s important to me to keep up with the household assignments I give myself. My husband is hugely supportive and helps me a lot. Almost nothing can’t wait if I just can’t muster the strength. And blah blah blah. . . ❤


  • Keep focusing on what you want — what YOU want – logical, illogical, practical or not. Somebody has to be the “exception” to the statistics – why not you? Who better?

    Nobody else knows what lives inside you. Nobody else knows what you can and cannot live with. Follow YOUR instincts. Even professional advice is STILL advice from somebody else’s perspective (their opinion). You have your own.

    From what I’ve “seen” in your blogs, you can work miracles. Go at the pace that makes sense to you, and know that I am one of your readers who will support whatever YOU decide – and I’ll bet I’m not the only one.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

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