My physical therapy is progressing pretty well, albeit conservatively per doctor's orders. The final two ranges of motion that I will need to work on are the external rotation at the elbow and abduction. Strength training is progressing smoothly, and the exercises they have given me will also be helpful once I begin doing my own strength training after rehabilitation is complete. Most of my strength building exercises seem to focus around using the muscles behind my scapula (rhomboid major muscle?) correctly and NOT using the trapezius muscle to compensate, which seems to place unwanted tension on the shoulders. Consequently, my upper back between the shoulder blades are pretty sore today =/
Last night was supposed to be my last night of fun-time before I re-engage hermit-mode to study. My night ended with a bang.....several bangs, in fact:
The beginner's course I took (required for all newbies) included a nomenclature and safety class. The class had a bunch of girls, and collectively we learned that any idiot can load and shoot a gun (that same day at work, I learned that not everyone knows what a PDF is *facepalm*). We started off range-time with a Ruger MKIII which was pretty easy to handle, upgraded to what was probably an older model of the M4 rifle and ended the night with one of the smaller Sig Sauer 9mm pistols that could fit in my tiny Asian-girl hands. I had the most fun and the best shots with the 9mm. The only downside was that since it was a rental gun, it gets a lot of use so the casing would eject straight at my face instead of off to the side.
Overall it was a fun night. I wish I could get this much excitement out of reviewing physics X_X