Breaking Radio Silence

Good Sunday to all. In the hubbub surrounding my doctors’ appointments and return to blog posting last week, I completely neglected to dutifully report that my trapezius has broken radio silence and has reported for duty.

A couple of weeks ago, as I stood admiring my post-operative, closed-wound physique, I noticed that the right side of my neck no longer looked scrawny and atrophied.  Wouldn’t you know it, there, plain as day, was my long-lost muscle! And then I realized: I was able to raise my right arm.  Straight up. Just like my left arm.

Just in time, too, as I had a follow up with my physical therapist and, I hate to admit, I was being somewhat neglectful of my exercises. But, I was quite pleased to show her my stuff – and it was rather amusing to watch her try to hide her surprise – as I was able to lift, pull and stretch every which way.

Now, using my left side as a benchmark I still have a ways to go but, nonetheless, it’s an exciting moment and a small victory. I’ll take them where I can.


About Alan

F---ing Cancer since 2011.
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16 Responses to Breaking Radio Silence

  1. Ellen Faller says:

    So happy you found your trapezius!!! All those exercises really paid off!

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. jay says:

    maybe you can now dance the rhombas

  3. Carol Joseph says:

    GOOD FOR YOU AND YOUR NECK!!! You’re almost perfect! Love you

  4. Ari / Wesley Hills says:

    Very impressive, Mr. Trapezius Artist. Who knew?

  5. Avigail Buiumsohn says:

    Thanks for sharing this piece of good news! May you continue to heal and have a full recovery!
    Sending you and Tammy my very best!

  6. Yay for your trapezius!
    Ready to arm wrestle?

  7. Ilana & Avi Kohn says:

    way to go Alan!

  8. Swoosieque says:

    Congratulations! You are definitely on the right path! 😀

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