Last Friday I had a follow up appointment with my orthopedist, looking at my elbow; it had been seven weeks since I had my surgery.  The elbow looked good to him and feels great to me!  He said that I no longer had to wear the Bionic Man brace that I had been wearing for the past six weeks.  I am able to swim again as well as referee soccer, as long as I promise to make sure that I land on my left side if I fall.  I still am not allowed to lift anything too heavy and now I start the process of physical therapy, working to get the flexibility and strength back into my tricep.  This whole ordeal really has not been that bad.

So today I am grateful that I am healthy and that I can get back into a routine for getting back into shape so that I may remain healthy.