5 different shoulder physical therapy exercises at the gym with a pulley-tower weight machine.
I can do the exercises easily (except for one where my technique might be faulty). I did both shoulders because I'm sure my good shoulder needs it too.
But the best it feels is when I'm done exercising it. There is a muscle pump effect and it seems to stabilize the joint or something.
Yesterday (Thursday night) it was very unstable and 'clunky'---the most unstable it's been since I injured it.
I'm just getting by on sleep. Last night I actually slept well, but when I woke up, I was in a stress position and my shoulder really hurt. I can't decide whether it's better to sleep a lot of short periods where the pain wakes me up quickly or to take some melatonin and sleep longer but risk having it held in a painful position for longer. Right now I'm leaning towards the former, although the lack of sleep is taking its toll.
It doesn't hurt much through the day. But when I lie down, it aches enough to keep me awake, pretty much regardless of position. About ten percent of the time, it doesn't hurt when I wake up. Maybe eighty percent of the time, I wake up with serious pain. The other ten percent is basically the only time I have actual "scary painful" pain. (It's this last ten percent where I think I might be making the injury worse. The other ninety percent I think is benign.)
(1): Wow. Very rated R. Sometimes very difficult to watch. Amazing, though. A wonderfully put-together movie. A lot to think about, although it might cause a few nightmares.
I'm just gonna put this here. Might contain spoilers. Might not: Brynhildr