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Old 06-29-2020, 06:35 PM   #1
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Default Shoulder surgery next week

Well just confirmed getting some bone spurs cut out and having rotater cuff surgery to repair torn tendons. I heard it sucked but any advice on what to expect and what to do and not do??
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Old 06-29-2020, 06:45 PM   #2
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You will hate it but physical therapy is your friend. Good luck!
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Old 06-29-2020, 06:59 PM   #3
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I have only had a replacement. And need another. I could not sleep in flat bed for first couple weeks. I slept in recliner. The PT is your friend. I did it twice a day on my own, they were amazed how I good was doing. Hopefully, I will get other one done at end of this year. Good luck and did I mention, do the PT


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Old 06-29-2020, 07:53 PM   #4
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You will love it when itís over but Iím afraid thatís going to be a while.

Do the PT!
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Old 06-29-2020, 08:01 PM   #5
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Wish I could tell you it is a piece of cake but it is a long recovery an you must do the PT. There is light at the end. Good Luck
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Old 06-29-2020, 10:44 PM   #6
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No hunting season! You are done!
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Old 06-30-2020, 03:26 AM   #7
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Get a recliner if you don't already have one. Sleeping after surgery seemed impossible for me until I got a recliner. None of the local furniture stores had them available. I ended up having to rent one until the one I ordered was "built and delivered".

PT will be critical for recovery. Restoring range of motion & strength will mostly be dependent on your commitment to PT.

Best of luck to you on a complete and speedy recovery.
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Old 06-30-2020, 06:39 AM   #8
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I'm afraid that I will have to do the same. I got an injection last week and it doesn't seem to be helping. Good luck.
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Old 06-30-2020, 06:59 AM   #9
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Get an Ice machine that circulates ice water on the shoulder, also a recliner. You may not be able to sleep in the bed and will need a recliner for a few weeks. Good Luck !
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Old 06-30-2020, 07:59 AM   #10
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They put you in a brace that makes doing almost anything impossible. Your first shower after surgery you will hear a bunch of popping, grinding and whatnot from all the water they pump into you, it is kind of strange feeling. After that, sleep is tough, you can do the recliner or just use enough pillows to make you comfortable on the other side. We have an adjustable base on our bed and that really helped me.

On the PT; if you get someone that seems uninterested in your recovery request another therapist. After I had the exercises down I quit going and did everything at home. I could not take off work twice a week.

The surgery and recovery sucked, but 10 years later I am really glad I went ahead and got it done. Before surgery, I could not bench press without my left shoulder losing strength with sharp pain. I could not raise my arm above shoulder height, etc. I went to three different surgeons and all had a different diagnosis as my MRI did not show the severity of the issue. I was ultimately diagnosed with a torn labrum. I ended up needing a few screws and some other things to stabilize it while in surgery.

Good luck! If yours is as bad, or worse, than mine was you will feel like a new person.
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Old 06-30-2020, 09:00 AM   #11
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Like everyone else said do your pt. I done my scheduled workouts and I also done the same workout at home on the days I didn't go to physical therapy. The bone spurs he cut off my shoulder were huge and I had to sleep in a recliner for a month before I could sleep a few hours at night in bed. In my case the bone healing is the pain that lasted the longest. I had surgery on April 30th and I can now draw a bow back which I couldn't do before surgery as my shoulder would collapse on me. That said I still can't shoot yet as it hurts like crazy when I release the string. If you plan on hunting this year with a bow I would definitely look at getting a crossbow. Good luck and as another reminder do your physical therapy. You will notice the differences everyday in your shoulder as it heals and the work you do in physical therapy. Good luck and I hope it goes smoothly for you.
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:56 PM   #12
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Old 06-30-2020, 09:05 PM   #13
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Hunting season this year with a bow will be very hard to do, you don't want to start that to soon cause that will undo all that was done, take it from experience, like all has said be sure and do your PT lots of ice. Good Luck

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Old 06-30-2020, 10:37 PM   #14
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Who is doing your surgery?

p.s. How is your dad holding up?
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Old 06-30-2020, 11:07 PM   #15
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Dr Stanley

Dad is doing ok good days and bad lots of good days lately
Ty for asking
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Old 06-30-2020, 11:56 PM   #16
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Dad is doing ok good days and bad lots of good days lately
Ty for asking
Glad to hear he is still kicking!

Interested to know how the surgery does. I have been to him for my shoulder. He said it is arthritis. My wife went to him the other day with the same, but much worse, problem, but she was seen by his Nurse Practictioner? She liked him.
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Old 07-01-2020, 06:32 AM   #17
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I havent had rotator cuff but i had my Labrum done on my left and need it done on my right now. Best advice is dont quit Physical therapy early.. I quit after my shoulder started feeling okay but was still supposed to go to PT and it never healed correctly) It wasnt fun and didnt feel great.

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Old 07-01-2020, 07:40 AM   #18
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Get an Ice machine that circulates ice water on the shoulder, also a recliner. You may not be able to sleep in the bed and will need a recliner for a few weeks. Good Luck !
A friend said that Ice Machine was his best friend...
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Old 07-01-2020, 07:54 AM   #19
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A friend said that Ice Machine was his best friend...
I had one after my surgery and it was amazing! 10/10 would recommend this
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Old 07-01-2020, 08:33 AM   #20
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I've had 4, 2 on each shoulder and pretty much everything they have said is true. Out of the 4 I had one nerve block and I'll never do that again. When it starts waking up it feels like it does when your leg goes to sleep but it last for about two days.
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Old 07-01-2020, 08:42 AM   #21
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I've had 4, 2 on each shoulder and pretty much everything they have said is true. Out of the 4 I had one nerve block and I'll never do that again. When it starts waking up it feels like it does when your leg goes to sleep but it last for about two days.

Thats interesting, i had a block done too but when i woke up i didnt feel anything like that. I woke up and didnt even know i already had surgery lol. Maybe they had me on some good meds and i just didnt feel it
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Old 07-01-2020, 09:21 AM   #22
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Thats interesting, i had a block done too but when i woke up i didnt feel anything like that. I woke up and didnt even know i already had surgery lol. Maybe they had me on some good meds and i just didnt feel it
Oh it was great when I first woke up, like nothing had ever happened like you said. It was a day or two after when it started to wear off is when I had all the stinging feeling that lasted for a couple of days.
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Old 07-01-2020, 11:05 AM   #23
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Oh it was great when I first woke up, like nothing had ever happened like you said. It was a day or two after when it started to wear off is when I had all the stinging feeling that lasted for a couple of days.
Dang that sucks, Maybe because i started the Ice circulation sleeve right away and alot i just didnt feel it. That block was strong though i didnt even remember going back for the Anesthesia.
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Old 07-01-2020, 12:20 PM   #24
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I had it done first of Dec 2013 right shoulder tore rotator cuff tore bicep and removed bone spurs. Ice machine makes a world of difference. The entire thing was pretty miserable could not sleep laying flat for like 6 weeks, had to sleep in a recliner. When I was in PT I asked about shooting a bow which he did not have an answer for but he did help come up with a few exercises that could help. Long story short i was able to go on an exotic bow hunt at the end of Feb. Drawing the bow back wasnt bad but when I did there was no letting it down had to shoot it. Anyway depending on when you get it done your bow season is necessarily over. Good luck!!!
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