New Pink Floyd
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Afternoon watch, 4 bells (2:02 pm)

Today a new Pink Floyd album was released. I wasn't sure about how they could follow up Division Bell, which in my heart I believe to be a musically perfect experience (in the genre anyway). But my fears were unfounded, the new album is nothing short of beautiful. Mostly instrumental, there is so much feeling behind the music. It's also great to put on repeat in the background at work, which is where it will be playing for some time I imagine.

Oh yeah, I saw the surgeon again today. I'm not allowed out of my brace completely. I can take it off when I'm safe and in no danger of using my arm to catch myself or reflexively grab something. I can start to actively use my left biceps again, but only to lift my arm—nothing more. It will be another month before I can discard the brace permanently.

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Follow-up with the Surgeon
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Afternoon watch, 5 bells (2:55 pm)

I saw my surgeon again today for my almost-seven-week follow-up. There was good news and bad news. The good being that I'm healing well, and that my arm has full extension and contraction. The bad news is that I have to wear the brace for another month. It was tough hearing that today as I was hoping to be out of this brace. Knowing I have another month of attempting to sleep with this monstrosity (on the couch, since that's the only place that supports my arm) is a bit depressing. I shouldn't be surprised, since that's about how long I spent in the boot for my achilles tendon.

I can, however, take my arm out from time to time if I'm not doing anything that could potentially call for it to be used. Sitting on the couch, for instance, or typing at the computer. So at least I have that going for me. I'm still only supposed to move it passively, and never actively. This is when re-injury is most likely to happen.

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