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Shoulder surgery-biceps tenodesis+ - 1st post op

Shoulder surgery-biceps tenodesis+ – 1st post op

DISCLAIMER - Just to re-emphasize the point, this information is provided as a record of my particular experiences and should not be construed as medical advice. Each surgeon, patient, surgery, and recovery protocol is particular to that situation. Today was my first postop about five days after surgery. They removed my dressings, pulled the sutures, reset the sling a little bit, and once I saw my surgeon we basically just talked about how I was ...

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Where did you stay? The first time we went Jess and I stayed at the Wyndham Hotel in Durango. It was about 7 minutes from Namaste. This definitely made travel ...

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Shoulder surgery-biceps tenodesis+ – 1st post op

Shoulder surgery-biceps tenodesis+ - 1st post op
DISCLAIMER - Just to re-emphasize the point, this information is provided as a record of my particular experiences and should ...

Shoulder Surgery – Biceps Tenodesis+ – Surgery Day

Shoulder Surgery - Biceps Tenodesis+ - Surgery Day
Surgery day for my SLAP tear. What did I prepare, what should I have prepared, and how was the first ...

Shoulder Surgery – Biceps Tenodesis+ – The Lead-Up

Shoulder Surgery - Biceps Tenodesis+ - The Lead-Up
After injuring myself with a SLAP tear in a martial arts class and doing physical therapy, then getting an arthrogram, ...

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Get S.M.A.R.T. with your goals

Get S.M.A.R.T. with your goals

It's that time of year when people are making and breaking resolutions. The New Year always brings thoughts of change, how much better we'll be this year, and how much more productive. Resolutions don't produce though. A quick Google search for a definition of 'resolution' finds this: "A firm decision ...
Prepare Thyself for Battle

Prepare Thyself for Battle

"I don't have time to eat healthy!" "Eating clean is too expensive!" "I just have to grab something when I can."Does this sound like you? It sounds like me too, not long ago. It's tough enough finding time in our busy schedules to fit in exercise, without trying to make ...
Empty Your Cup to Fill Your Mind

Empty Your Cup to Fill Your Mind

There is a common story in Buddhism about a scholar who went to talk to a zen master. The scholar spends most of the time talking over the master, basically showing off. The master eventually starts pouring tea for the scholar, but doesn't stop pouring. When the tea fills the ...
Time For a Little RMR

Time For a Little RMR

So you say you want to lose weight? One would think that lowering your caloric intake would help do the trick. Yes, this is true, but if you lower it too much you do more harm than good. How low can you go? This number is best determined by figuring ...
REVIEW: It Starts With Food (and ends with great results!)

REVIEW: It Starts With Food (and ends with great results!)

Before I embarked on the strict Paleo type challenge created by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig, I was super skeptical. I thought the whole Paleo thing was just another fad that would soon fade out like bell bottom jeans! I was pleasantly surprised with how addicted I became to the 30 ...
Easy marinade

Easy marinade

Marinade. Is this really going to be a recipe? Not exactly. As a first post, I thought this would be a great way to open up. Marinades are wonderful. They help deepen the flavor of your food and help to get meats tender. I talk to many people who have ...
7 Day Sample Meal Plan - Whole30/Gerson/Anti-Cancer

7 Day Sample Meal Plan – Whole30/Gerson/Anti-Cancer

Based on a blend of the Whole30, Gerson Therapy and Anti-Cancer Foods. This is a sugar free, grain free, dairy free, soy free, red meat free diet. Adjust to your daily schedule, but ensure that you are eating regularly. On workout days consider adding another small meal after your workout, ...
Arthrogram MRI

Arthrogram MRI

Well this was fun. Prior to having shoulder surgery which you can read about here I had to have a shoulder arthrogram MRI. This is basically a special type of MRI where they inject contrast fluid directly into the joint. This lets them see things that they can't really see ...
Quick Tip - Stinky Containers

Quick Tip – Stinky Containers

Protein shakes are a fantastic pre, post, and during workout drink. Sometimes I'll blend a fruit smoothie or even blend eggs to scramble. If they get washed out right away, no problem. If not... Then no matter how much you wash it, that stink remains. It's the putrid, disgusting scent ...