Week Nineteen Thursday’s Grateful List 

Today I am grateful for my support team. I know I have said this before but I just think it is so important. I am really struggling with my frozen shoulder but I am determined that it won’t get the better of me. I have spent this week thinking about my next plan of attack. 

I am grateful that I have a great orthopaedic surgeon. Scott Fairbarn is  his name. I will go back and see him next week and I will have lots of questions. I don’t like the amount of pain relief I am taking and the fact that I am taking sleeping tablets to sleep ( even though I am grateful I am getting sleep). I know I have to live with the discomfort for a while but I want to be proactive and have a painful frozen shoulder for the least possible time. I will be asking him about the value of acupuncture, Bowen therapy, physiotherapists who specialize in shoulders ( even though mine is very good) and the option of a hydrocortisone injection.

I am grateful that I have access to other therapies. For example many years ago I used to float in a float tank for relaxation. I have found somewhere in Brisbane to go on the weekend. I figure an hour of deep relaxation can’t do any harm and it might help. 

I am grateful I have a sensible husband to talk to and who encourages me to do my exercises.

I am grateful I have a knowledgeable Dad who I can bounce ideas off and will give very sensible reasoned advice. 

I am grateful for my kids who are fantastic and continue to help out by doing things around the house, being considerate( one of them heats my hot pack every night) and reminding me how special life is! 

I am grateful for all my family and friends who continue to call and message and who make me feel very loved.

I am grateful I have a good psychologist who has given me a great plan to use when I am ready to get on my bike.

I am grateful for the unconditional love of my dogs. 

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