Hi all, long time no see
I had surgery on my impinged and semi-frozen shoulder earlier this week and I just had to tell somebody how useful running was to the whole process of recovery. Not only am I fit, not overweight and have low blood pressure, when I woke up from the operation the first thing I remember was doing deep runners' breathing in for 4 and out for 3! I didn't even notice the oxygen mask.
The anaesthetic practitioner however, said that wasn't my first conscious movement - he told me that as I was waking up I made to get off the trolley and out the door! Thankfully he stopped me but he did get a shock. I've no recollection of this attempted escape but I did feel great and ready to run after they fed me toast and jam.
My point is, that by running, and I've only been running for just over a year, I feel great. I feel fit. I've recovered quickly, my shoulder moves almost as it did and surgery was only 5 days ago. I can follow the physiotherapist's programme and I want to get out for a run again. I'm going to take it easy however, and wait until the stitches dissolve (don't want them to snag my running bra) and the abdominal effects of the Dihydrocodeine wear off (I am never, ever taking codeine again).
Give it a week or so and I'll be back out there. Happy autumnal running everybody