Social Activities & Friends

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SocialMany of you are aware that I had arthroscopic surgery on my shoulder recently. I have reached the point in my recovery now where I am starting physical therapy to regain muscle strength and increased range-of-motion. My first appointment consisted of the usual stuff, taking measurements, taking note of what you can do, and what we need to work on to get the desired end result.

I began with simple exercises that were surprisingly tiring. They tell me that this is to be expected right now. Three of the exercises involve using a yellow stretchy band. You use a door to anchor the band and then pull from different directions to strengthen different muscles. What really surprised and interested me was that my therapist told me she could provide me with exercises later on for strengthening my golf swing. Seriously…

Why is this of any importance to me? I live on a golf course. Not a fancy golf course, but a full 18 hole golf course. One of the main social activities here is golfing. I know. You are thinking duh… but there is a point to this. We have a couple’s club as well as both men’s and women’s clubs. Golfing is the main avenue for socializing with friends. If you are not golfing, you are missing out on pretty much everything. Even having dinner with friends comes after golfing with them. So… since I have not been able to golf since last Fall I have pretty much been isolated socially. Having my therapist help me strengthen the muscles required for my golf swing… well, you can imagine how thrilled I am at the prospect.

How does this impact you? You may very well read about my golf game. I can hear you groaning already. If I write about my golf game, I promise I won’t put you to sleep trying to read it. It has to be entertaining or I won’t share it. Deal? Deal.

What activities do you share with friends? Do you use an app to keep your social calendar in order? 

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  1. findingourwaynow says:

    I am so happy that your should is on the mend. I am not a golfer. Primarily because my husband is a parks guy and going golfing is like a busman's holiday for him and me. What I do understand is losing an activity that removes you from your social group. I hate to admit it but that for me was work. Does that surprise you? It did me. Sinse my layoff, II have had to rebuild my social interest and connections. It's still a work in progress but I'm happy to report that I'm making progress. 🙂

  2. findingourwaynow says:

    I do wish we lived near. Nevertheless, count yourself invited anytime. In fact come visit as a vaction and I can show you the sites? It would be a blast.

    • Geek Girl says:

      I will most definitely give that some serious thought. Thank you so much!

  3. projectwhitespace says:

    Haha! Very funny–and deal!
    I didn't know you had surgery. Glad to hear you are now healing and going through therapy for it. I am very intrigued that you are playing (or will soon again play) golf. I have never even been on a golf course, so I find this interesting. I would love to hear stories about that!