This is a detailed account of my Tommy John surgery. I'm not a professional pitcher...just a baseball guy who has pitched ever since I could grab a baseball.
Read a first hand account of the surgery, rehab, frustrations, and successes as I make my journey back to baseball and ultimately back to the pitcher's mound.
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Friday, April 13, 2012
Few Quick Hits
It has been 3 weeks since surgery and everything seems to be healing nicely.
I have taken to wearing those basketball shooter sleeves under the brace. That way, I can sweat under the brace without having to offend my office neighbors every morning. I just pull the sleeve, wash it, and put the other one on.
I have two sleeves. One is my dressy black sleeve. It's used for nights on the town and blends in well under the brace. The other is a very nice blue that I think looks best under a Mariner or blue Padres jersey. They are pretty comfortable.
I have confirmed that I can lift a half pint of weight now.
I ended up dropping about 5 pounds. Unfortunately it's probably a lot of muscle weight. Lots of thanks to Katy for not letting my ice cream consumption go nuts.
It's a beautiful day here in Seattle. Going to be a great weekend for baseball! I'm ready to go see my teammates tonight in Bellevue. It has been way too long. Usually, I've already thrown and hit quite a bit. Not practicing has left a little void in my life
That's the scar at 3 weeks. It's really healing well.
This is my pillow setup at work. I use one pillow when I'm working and two when I'm doing my physical therapy. I took this right before my noonish PT session.
This is the ultra-sexy blue sleeve flanked by the ever-popular Erik Bedard Mariners jersey. I think they go well together.
I believe Sunday I'll be wearing my Bucky Jacobsen jersey with the blue sleeve to accent it. I'm guessing the compliments will flow.