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post #121 of 142
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Finally a diagnosis from the MRI.  Surgeon says I have a few things going on in my shoulder.

 

Arthritis

 

Tendonitis where my bicep attaches.

 

2 decent size Rotator Cuff tears which he things are not new due to scarring.

 

Suggested a cortisone shot now so that if needed I can have another one before the trip to CO.  Claims there is no scientific evidence to backup the widespread belief that you can't have too many of them.

 

Says he could fix it with arthroscopic surgery, but that I could probably rehab it to where it was before.  Surgery indicated only if the pain is too great.

 

post #122 of 142
That's good news. No reason not to ski, I presume, only to avoid falling. Keep up the rehab.
post #123 of 142
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Have skied twice this week, didn't ski in the 12" we got today.  Still haven't tried out my new S3's due to fear of falling as I adjust to rocker skis.  Will ski and teach this weekend on my Progressors.

 

We've had close to 5' of snow in the last month in my yard.  All I've done with it is shovel it (mostly pushing the snow off our deck, very little actual lifting of shovel fulls.)  Kind of depressing, but oh well, I've still got a few years.  I do need to get used to those skis before Vail however.

post #124 of 142

SMJ, that's great news! I'll look forward to making turns with you and Linda when you're out this time!

post #125 of 142
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 I'll look forward to making turns with you and Linda when you're out this time!



The feeling is very mutual my friend!

post #126 of 142

Terrific to read the recovery plan and outlook is good for you Steve.  Betsy and I look forward to seeing you when you’re out in Vail.  I’ll pass along that losing the very concept of "depression" and visualizing  yourself enjoying big fast turns on those S3’s will place you at that very spot very quickly  cool.gif  

post #127 of 142
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Thanks Don.  I have more then once recently visualized you on skis, a beautiful sight.

post #128 of 142

A very positive visualization well received Steve icon14.gif   Yes, I can see myself skiing downhill on Birds of Prey WC DH course as well as the feel the climb of the Deer Creek Challenge on my road bike this summer; two very powerful motivators for recovery.  And I would think you have a tremendous catalyst for complete recovery visualizing standing atop those S3’s sweeping turns in the bowl fluff of Vail ski.gif 

post #129 of 142
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Thanks Don.  I have more then once recently visualized you on skis, a beautiful sight.



 



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A very positive visualization well received Steve icon14.gif   Yes, I can see myself skiing downhill on Birds of Prey WC DH course as well as the feel the climb of the Deer Creek Challenge on my road bike this summer; two very powerful motivators for recovery.  And I would think you have a tremendous catalyst for complete recovery visualizing standing atop those S3’s sweeping turns in the bowl fluff of Vail ski.gif 



I, too, have visualized that moment where you click into the binding for the first time and gracefully make your way down your favorite runs.  Looking forward to seeing it one day soon. 

post #130 of 142
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Don you are an inspiration you know.  Just like the person in Betsy's recent blog post, you will be a better person for this.

post #131 of 142

Nice news, looking forward to our usual Thursday wa next week!

post #132 of 142
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or maybe B-East?  Either way is fine with me.

post #133 of 142

Steve good to hear your diagnosis isn't indicating immediate surgery.

 

Have a great trip to CO! I'll be at WaWa for first run tomorrow. 

post #134 of 142
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Made it through the season OK.  52 days on snow.  Married at Belles Camp on skis.

 

Now scheduled for Shoulder Surgery.  Torn rotator cuff tendon(s) and SLAP tear http://orthopedics.about.com/cs/generalshoulder/a/slap.htm

 

6 weeks in a sling, unable to drive and thus get to work.  Will be renting a reclining chair to sleep in.  Followed by months of rehab, possibly as many as 9 months before I can ski again!

 

Tough times ahead.

post #135 of 142

The easy part is the surgery. The rest is up to you but I know you're up to the task. Here's to a good rehab. There will be no luck about it, only dedication to do the work is needed.

post #136 of 142

Congratulations!

post #137 of 142

Take the time needed and do it right SMJ. Everything else will still be there and I am sure there will be plenty of help around you. Myself included ,if you need anything give me a shout.

post #138 of 142

SMJ

 

Sorry to hear of your long rehab.  My spouse has had both shoulders done, and she is now right as rain.  The key to her recovery was religiously doing her PT.  Keep an even keel, stay on track, and you will recover.  It will be slow.

 

I'm now rehabing from ACL reconstruction.  I tried to talk the ortho into doing my shoulder at the same time, but he wouldn't do it (and I concede it would've been crazy to try).  He was willing to do it 3 months after the ACL surgery, but that would've meant I would miss the entire cycling season and probably a good bit of ski season, so I'm just making do with my bad shoulders.  I've been pretty religious in my strength training to try to avoid doing the surgery, and so far, so good.  But I do suspect it is just a matter of time and probability.

 

Best luck on your surgery and recovery.

 

Mike

post #139 of 142

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Made it through the season OK.  52 days on snow.  Married at Belles Camp on skis.

 

Now scheduled for Shoulder Surgery.  Torn rotator cuff tendon(s) and SLAP tear http://orthopedics.about.com/cs/generalshoulder/a/slap.htm

 

6 weeks in a sling, unable to drive and thus get to work.  Will be renting a reclining chair to sleep in.  Followed by months of rehab, possibly as many as 9 months before I can ski again!

 

Tough times ahead.

Congrats on your marriage!  Ooh, Belles Camp:  nice!  No pics??

 

My former boss had his rotator cutt repaired, and with vigilant PT, he too is right as rain (well at least his shoulder is, I was never too sure about his noggin).

 

Take care of yourself, and time will whiz by.  Heal well!

 

SC

 


 

 

post #140 of 142
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Thanks Mike and SC,

 

 

As to pictures, well we had pictures taken, but the camera was broken and all we have is one of us taking our gloves off to put on rings, and one taken after the "ceremony."  They're attached.  Notice my arms around my new family?  The picture before that is me using my right arm to lift my left arm up into place (that's the injured shoulder lol.)

 

wedding shot.jpgThe Family_medium.jpg

post #141 of 142
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Oh and I forgot to say Thanks Dave!  You're a good man!

 

And thanks Rod!

post #142 of 142

Beautiful day, beautiful family, and many, many happy years to you and your bride! icon14.gificon14.gificon14.gif

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