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Old 01-11-2017, 09:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Rotator Cuff Surgery

Just had surgery yesterday, and home same afternoon. Dr. told my wife that I had one complete tear and several partial tears in the four tendons that hold the shoulder together, and that I should have had the surgery last year. No pain right now as the anesthesiologist put a nerve block in my shoulder, which will last for three days. The worst part is I'm not allowed to shower for three days. Typing is kind of slow, as well.

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Old 01-11-2017, 09:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Glad everything went ok. Hope you heal quickly and completely.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Saying prayers and sending thoughts of healing.

Do what the doctor says. Read books and watch movies. Be gentle to yourself and heal completely.

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Old 01-11-2017, 11:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Heal quickly!

I have had 4 on the same shoulder (pitcher in college); I found the physical therapy to help me a lot.
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Old 01-11-2017, 11:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Make sure and do the therapy. Surgery is wasted if the therapy is not done. I had the same surgery and very glad I did. Good luck on your healing.
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Old 01-11-2017, 11:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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To add to the good advice above, ask the physical therapist if doing more than the minimum will help. Often doing more than the minimum will speed healing and you will get stronger sooner, but take the advice of the PT.
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Old 01-11-2017, 02:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Toning up and tuning up for the show season??

Follow all the advise above and see you this summer at the shows.
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Old 01-11-2017, 03:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yes, do the therapy! And mind your doctor. It's not something you want to have to do again just because you don't follow instructions. Mine was like five years ago, and it is still doing great!!

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Old 01-11-2017, 05:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'll be interested in your recovery as I go for a cat scan next week and then have to make a decision when I'll have the same surgery. Wish you a speedy recovery. NETFLIX is your friend.
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Had my right shoulder done in July. It is doing great as compared to the before. Still get up in the mornings with a little stiffness and a little pain but it passes once I get going. I had a burr on the underside of my right collar bone that was scratching/cutting into one of my rotor cuffs. Doc said it was cut 90% through. He cut it the rest of the way cleaned the ends and sutured them back together. Lots of physical therapy later, it feels pretty good so as someone else mention do what the doctor and therapist say and you will be fine in about 6 months.
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