I hope you recover. I went down on my right shoulder on or about the 7th of July. It was not the first time. It took me 5 minutes to get up and went to the ER the next day. The thermos is what did the extra damage to you. I landed on the grass. However I was about 232 at the time and also went down on black ice about 6 months before that on the same shoulder.
The weird thing is though even though the right shoulder has the most damage my left one hurts more that the right and only suffered a few small tears in the rotator cuff. This was done to lifting stuff like luggage and bikes in storage. I have not been to a gym in a few years. I think it is because I sleep mostly on my left shoulder as my right is so messed up.
She sleeps on her right side so I hold her for about a couple minutes then have to roll over on my left side to fall asleep. I have a couch cushion I put between my legs due to the degenerative disk disease in my back. I was diagnosed with that way back in 1998 and continued to work heavy duty demolition and construction and lumped trailers for another 10 years or so as I was denied disability in 1998.
Then there is my right knee. I was 18 and should have got a DWI but pulled in my driveway with the cops behind me. I should have walked as was drinking only a few blocks away. I jumped over a wall and my right leg went into a basket ball hoop and then I rolled about 50 feet down a rocky embankment.
The hospital was 20 miles away and after receiving medical attention for torn ligaments and damaged cartilage they gave me a breathalyzer test and was just under the limit by one point for the DWI. I guess they did not want to do the paperwork for the DWAI. as they wanted me to go away for awhile. It was the same police department that I beat the snot out of two officers when I was 16 two years before. I put 5 stitches in one of their heads which was not all my fault.
I was 16 and about 180 pounds but country strong from working with my father in the woods who was a lumberjack by trade since I was 12 years old.The redneck town cop was about 220 pounds and a couple inches taller than me and he pulled out a foot long metal flash light and swung it at my head. I blocked it with my right arm and took it away from him and threw it to the right of me. I did not count on the other skinny cop to try and sneak around behind me and he got clocked in the temple area with the flashlight.
To make matters worse when the bigger cop in front of me tackled me and a steel and wood head bench ( park bench behind me tipped over right on the skinney cops head that was laying on the ground.
I had two friends watching the entire spectacle and I got my ass kicked when the county Sherri's showed up.
I did 45 days in county lock up.
About a year after the DWI I should have got rolling over the embankment I was in the back seat of a souped up 78 Monty Carlo with a 350 horsepower 350 and was drinking a 1/2 gallon of 80 proof Vodka mostly by myself as the driver and front passenger were tripping on Acid. I did not like acid.
It was foggy and was taking a 30 mile per hour corner at about 60 and the passenger thought he saw something and grabbed the steering wheel. CRASSSHHHHH. Right into a concrete culvert on the side of the road.
The front seat was a one piece bench type seat. NOT bucket. My knees hit the back seat so hard it was almost broken in half.
I was so drunk I did not feel anything and walked about 3 miles home and crashed. I went to get up the next day to take a leak and fell directly on my face. My right knee was about twice the size of the left and could not walk right for about 2 weeks and missed a lot of work at my job in a thruway restaurant.
About 10 years later I was in state prison for violation of probation for a gun charge and assault on those fine officers and started power lifting. I was laughed at at first doing squats as could only squat about 225 to start and was putting up 350 pounds easily on the bench press. My upper body was stronger than my lower and for most people it is the other way around. They did not laugh for long as After a few months was squatting 425 for 4 sets of 4. There were a lot of guys squating 500 and even 600 though but only putting up about 275 or 305 in the bench press. I did 370 for one rep at 225 pounds body weight.
Almost 30 years have passed since then and two attempted homicides I don't want to get into but basically all that has caught up to me and my body is failing now. I am getting old and falling apart. I do sympathize with you Dan. I also know you don't see well. My advice to you is walk if you can. It is great exercise and safer than bike riding. Ride only when it is a nice sunny day and little traffic like bike trails. Heal yourself and work out if you can.
I look forwards to toning up. I never had much definition when lifting weights because just lifted for power. There are fast twitch and slow twitch muscle fibers. The fast twitch fibers are developed thru heavy weights and fewer reps which is a power routine and develops power. It is why an 180 pound person can squat 500+ pounds. That muscle also lasts or sticks around a lot longer after not working out. Slow twitch fibers are what body builders train for and is higher reps with less weight. 3 to 7 reps for power. 8 to 10 reps build mass. and 10 to 20 reps tone the muscle and burn more fat.
Muscle burns fat naturally and It is what makes definition and with a low body fat like less than 10% you look good during posing contests for body builders.
A power lifter even female may weigh 50 or 100 pounds less than a bodybuilder but lift the same or more weight than the body builder for a single rep. I had nothing better to do for about 3 years when locked up than to study fitness. I read mens health magazines and talked to a lot of people on the power lifting team.
I am now ready to tone up and lose fat. I probably will never be in a body building contest due to my genetics but hope to feel as well as look better. You will need rehabilitation Dan for sure but I encourage you to not stop when you gain full range of motion. Continue to work out whenever you can.
We are not looking to be Hulk Hogan at our age but consistency is the key to success. It is not how long you lift at the gym or how much. 1/2 hour a day and three to 5 exercises 3 to 6 sets of 15 or 20 reps can work as long as it is repeated at least 3 times a week.
Over training is a big mistake I saw all the time. When I got out of prison and went to the local gym I heard muscle heads cursing under their breath as they saw me bench pressing. They would be bench pressing almost every day I was in the gym and doing 8 to 10 sets with like 225 to 250 pounds but struggled with 295 and 305. It was close to their max repetition. I benched heavy about once a week and did other exercises the other days. The day I did bench I warmed up with a couple sets of 15 with 135 and 225 for 10 then went to 295 for 3 sets of 8 to 10 reps.
I was accused of using steroids but never did. I just knew what I was doing in the gym.
If I ever get my storage I might start riding the 20" kids bikes again simply so I can plant my feet on the ground instead of falling if something happens. I currently walk most of the time for exercise and got a 31 day bus pass for 22 bucks for places too far to walk.
How much is the cost of living in Florida and are there any cheap places available ???? The land lord got the furnace going but did smell some fumes. I turned it up a little while ago but it seems like it went out again !!!!! I had the kitchen window open a little and the other one by the TV a crack for cross ventilation. Just closed them now. This is a real pain in the ass. I have to cut this short as after I have coffee I am on my way to Wall Mart for a carbon monoxide detector and an air purifier I guess. I am spending money I need for a vehicle. There just is no win.
Mary's son Mike lives in Clearwater Florida but suffers from mental illness and does drugs. Not weed but dangerous recreational drugs. I want absolutely no part in that. If I were to move down there it would be where you are Dan so we could hang out. Let me know as her son will move us down there but am not renting a place in Clearwater.
Mary is mad the AC is out as she turned it on fan when she smoked cigarettes and used it to filter the air. It works but when it goes down to zero degrees it wont be practical. basically living up here in the winter is a pain in the ass. I would rather be down there but then in the summer there is another problem. My lady is Irish and has sensitive skin and in Florida when she was younger was in the hospital from brief exposure to the sun when it was in the 90s down there.
It seems to be a catch 22 no matter what I try to do. Those fortunate enough to have enough money to afford a place up north and migrate to Florida for the cold winter months are the most lucky. My mother is one of those people but she does not want to associate with me because I am not a high class citizen. Most of the people I am related to have their noses so high up in the clouds it is an air traffic control issue.
The smell of fumes has passed but am still getting a monoxide detector and a decent air purifier. The air purifier will be in her designated smoking area so I don't have to smell it. I have been with this woman since 1997, She was an original Woodstock girl from the original gathering back in the 60s. She has not changed much at all. Just gets better like fine wine.
However if I were young and single I would not date any woman who smokes cigarettes even if she were a playboy centerfold. It is a nasty habit to say the least. I would date a female body builder. Not the ones that take steroids and look like men. That is gross. Just ones that have meaty thighs and a barley noticeable 6 pack and toned up arms. Big muscles like Arnold Schwarzenegger looks terrible on women.
PS. I am taking the 2 - 1/2 mile walk to Wally world now. I really do not know what I would or will do when the day comes I am not healthy enough to walk.
I thank the lord I can walk with my right knee which feels like a head of cabbage when I move it the wrong way. It was bone against bone on the x ray back in 2015. It is a miracle that is does not give me much pain. Only a little once in awhile if I bend it too much. I will probably take a bus back so don't have to carry much. I notice my shoulder hurts a lot more when carrying a heavy back pack. I will probably join Planet Fittness tomorrow or some day this week.
I build e bikes. There not always pretty or practical but sometimes they work, at least for awhile. Immortality is not a dream but the future of our evolution. We were given the tools to forge our own destiny. We were created in gods image and shall evolve to live forever.