Having my shoulder scoped tomorrow. Two torn RC tendons and a SLAP tear. Weeks in a sling followed by months of rehab.
Here I go!
Hard to say. 7 years ago I had a faceplant that hurt that shoulder, but it eventually got better on it's own.
This December I feel on condo stairs landed on my elbow. That was a big part of this.
Two weeks later I injured it for the final time trying to buckle someone's ski boot. Push, push, push - hand slips off arm flys out forward. I think that might have been the straw that broke the tendons back.
We'll see when he gets in there this afternoon how bad things are.
Best wishes for a successful surgery SMJ! I had my shoulder repaired March 15th and it's been great ever since. I too had the slap tear, bankhart tear and circumfrential labral tear and took a chunk off of the humeral head in a fall last ski season. When I came home from surgery, I had a pain pump or nerve block type of apparatus on my shoulder that really helped with the pain for the first 2 days, then onto Percocet. The best sleep position was on a reclining chair.
Please let us know how it goes!
Positive Healing Vibes and Prayers to you!!
trying to type one handed. i survived. bad rc tear that was "friable" but reparable. Also biceps tendon re-anchored to a different place. put in an abduction sling, need to wear it for 6 weeks. has a 4" or so thick foam piece attached that holds the arm away from the body. i hope i have it on right, it's more to the side then across my stomach.
very uncomfortable, but not a ton of pain (oxycodone helping.) using a Game Ready device http://www.gameready.com which is pretty cool (literally.) rented it for 2 weeks for $300.
Stepson had ACL done today, so we're sharing the living room.
Sounds like things went well. Also seems like your wife has a lot on her plate and that call for the lawn service might come sooner than later.Use it if you need it, actually she might need yardwork as her own form of therapy.(haha!). Cheers SMJ and heel well. Dave
Hey Anne, doing pretty well 12 days out now. No pain except during PT. No painkillers for days. Sleep still sucks, but in a bed finally anyway.
It's all about healing and not exercising for the first 4 weeks I was told, so the PT and home PT is all just range of motion stuff - pendulums, etc.
Still having a hard time typing, I touch type really well and hunt-and-peck is so slow and I make too many typos. Still stuck at home as I can't drive in this abduction sling.
How's your foot?
Glad to hear that the pain is gone Steve! I was the same as you with having to wait 4 weeks. Man that was hard, but it felt like it was going to fall off my torso if I tried to move it during that time anyway. Typing one handed is a huge drag. I'm glad I didn't have to wear that abduction kind of sling. Being stuck at home for that long would drive me nuts. Hopefully the time is passing by quickly for you! Did you get one of those door pully systems for your at home rehab? I used one several times a day, and it worked wonders.
My foot is doing much better this week now that the stitches are out. I'm moving the big toe more that I could before, but I'm hoping to get more ROM. I've been using the Theraband and that seems to be helping. I still can't get my running shoes on.
I'm sending positive thoughts and healing vibes your way! Heal well Steve! :D
Darn shoulder!!!!! It was feeling sooooo good until Sunday! My husband and I were repairing our boulder seawall that the high lake level had partly destroyed and I tweaked my shoulder again. It didn't dislocate but it seems a little messed up again. There's a lot of clicking and I can't reach out or up without it feeling really unstable! I'm back to using the belt around the torso to hold my upper arm tight.
Have any of you other shoulder surgery veterans had any problems like this? I don't really want to see my surgeon again anytime soon and am hoping that just imobilizing it will help.
I love that line!
Sorry to hear of all your troubles with that shoulder SMJ! My surgeon wanted me to take it really slow after my surgery. He made it very clear to the PT that he wanted things stretched very gradually. I was about where you are 3 months post op. and when I complained that I couldn't get my arm above my head he told me that he would have been upset if I could. You're probably O.K. since you still can't get it above your head without help.
Good luck with the MRI results. Let us know what happens.