Originally Posted by steelman
Going in for Rotator Cuff Surgery in 3 weeks. I have a 3 centimeter tear in the right shoulder. I am going to be 48 on 4/5 and have 2 kids ages 10 and 7 that I want to pitch the ball to. I skied all year on it with only a couple of bad days (when I fell on it) but other than that the real problem it that it keeps me from getting a full night's sleep. I have gotten alot of info from the Web but was hoping for some personal experiences from some of the Bears. Thanks in advance, TB
Good Luck with the surgery ,hopefully all goes well.
You will not be throwing a ball this spring though. And your right about that pain at night. I have not had a tear ,but an impingment/bone spur/arthritis in my left shoulder which was scoped last November. It takes time for shoulders to fully heal. DO NOT PUSH IT.
Go to PT ,do what they say. Listen to your Dr. ,a tear is going to take time to heal.
I was feeling pretty good just 2 weeks after surgery and was on vacation ,the doc said I could do some gentle swimming if there was no pain. Well I stood waist deep in the water and not thinking at all ,dove forward,arm went up past my head and I thought I was going to die the pain was so bad. Asit turn out I did no damage it just hurt like hell.
But as I said ,I had no tear .If you did the same with a repaired tear you could easily tear it again,so be careful. It will be 5 months on 4/3 and it's about 90%. Full range of motion ,just not as strong as I think it should be.
I think by 6 months it will be 100%. My doctor said that even professional athletes sometime take a year to be at 100%. So I guess for us 6 months sounds about right
I don't know your situation but if your doc says its ok then do whatever you can to strengthen those muscles before surgery. Hopefully there already in good shape.
Any how ,Good Luck