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Re: Things Ain't What They Used To Be
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2019, 07:11:26 PM »
Heal well....getting old is getting old here too.
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Re: Things Ain't What They Used To Be
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2019, 07:34:18 PM »
Wow, your mom is ACTUALLY Doris Day! Or close to it ...
That’s a nice photo...
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Re: Things Ain't What They Used To Be
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2019, 11:13:18 PM »
In answer to your question; most of the joint replacement folks I know have new hips and knees, partly because most of them are skiers, and those are the joints that skiers wear out the most. A couple of them had shoulders replaced, but we never talked about it much. One of my lady windsurf students has had a knee and a shoulder replaced, and she is still windsurfing. She must be feeling okay, because a couple of days ago she was encouraging another of my students to get her shoulder replaced.
You may not have to go down that road, but if you do, I have one piece of very important advice. If you decide to get it done, do your research, and find the best guy in the country for your specific surrgery. No matter how far away you have to travel, find a guy who specializes in the surgery you are having, and who can show you solid statistics of what activity level his patients have returned to. Don't pick somebody in your hometown, just because it is more convenient; find the guy who has done thousands of operations like yours, and who can show you statistics of what his patients can do now. I flew all the way from Hawaii to South Carolina to have my hips replaced by the guy who is one of the best in the world at the unusual type of surgery I chose, and that specific surgery is all that he does; a total specialist is what you want. His published results gave me confidence that I had a 98% chance of getting back to full sports activity at 67, and it worked. Find a guy who can show you those kinds of odds for your shoulder, and you will feel a lot better if you choose to go that direction.
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Re: Things Ain't What They Used To Be
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2019, 08:07:37 AM »
Whoa, pretty mamma is right!

I’d wondered where you were cookie. Glad you’re ok, cuz you are. You’ll get through this. Just keep on with shit.

And don’t be a stranger to the zone—apparently you’ve got people here.
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Re: Things Ain't What They Used To Be
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2019, 08:52:15 AM »
Sorry to hear about your problems. Wishing your good luck on your recovery.

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Re: Things Ain't What They Used To Be
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2019, 08:08:50 PM »
Well I surfed my 9'11'' Ripper to test the shoulder b4 tomorrow's injection and it's definitely not good. After an hour I was done. One foot onshore mush seemed easy enough. But paddling again felt stressing to the shoulder. Did feel good to get in the water though even though I fell a lot in the beginning. I've a feeling it'll be a long while until I try again.

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/te4bn35dd2qbyg1/Pre_Inject.avi?dl=0


Heal well....getting old is getting old here too.
Hear that, Stoney!

Find a guy who can show you those kinds of odds for your shoulder, and you will feel a lot better if you choose to go that direction.
Thanx, solid advice. Supposedly the doctor right here is really good. But I've yet to do any homework on him.

Wow, your mom is ACTUALLY Doris Day! Or close to it ...That’s a nice photo...
Thanks Dusky. That made me lol and love that foto even more. And my mom was extra nice. True story.

Whoa, pretty mamma is right!
lol. Can't say I've ever heard my mom called that. But I do agree. She was a beauty. And thanx for the encouraging words, eastie.

Sorry to hear about your problems. Wishing your good luck on your recovery.
Thanx, Tom. I'll always regret not looking you up my last trip out there and surfing w/you. Maybe one day. At least I didn't injure the shoulder when I was out there in Feb.



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Re: Things Ain't What They Used To Be
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2019, 01:08:23 PM »
Hopin' you made out great today SC! :)

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Re: Things Ain't What They Used To Be
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2019, 01:43:13 PM »
Keep it up and keep pushing through.  A day at a time.

My wife is dealing with some chronic arthritis pain and getting her finally on quality
CBD oil has been a game changer.  As a pain management device it seems to work wonders.

You've still haven't gotten to the surf here yet so you stop now.
Good luck 

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Re: Things Ain't What They Used To Be
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2019, 08:26:47 PM »
Hopin' you made out great today SC! :)
lol, Thanx Bean. Uh duh, the appointment was yesterday! I messed up. Next appointment is on 6/13 @1:30. Please remind me a coupla hrs b4, will ya. I felt so bad for the doctor and his assistant. They're really nice. I was thinking of you today as we got off the Parkway Exit 91. I attended the New Jersey Surfing Hall of Fame inductee awards at the Algonquin in Manasquan. Was cool to experience the pure stoke and energy of New Jersey surfing tonight. And even cooler seeing everyone I know there. Lotta smiling faces. 🤩

Quality CBD oil has been a game changer.  As a pain management device it seems to work wonders.
You've still haven't gotten to the surf here yet so you stop now.
Thanx, J. Interesting about the CBD oil. I've had CBD gummies and tincture b4. Curious for more details from you.
And I'm not understanding that last sentence?
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Re: Things Ain't What They Used To Be
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2019, 10:03:13 PM »
Typo- you can't stop surfing yet as your surf career is not complete.

Her description of the oil’s effect it that it changes her perception of the pain.
What she has is chronic and operating has dubious and low odd results. Now on the oil she mentally processes the pain in a different way that makes it more acceptable.

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Re: Things Ain't What They Used To Be
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2019, 10:30:46 PM »
A. Fuck the thoughts and prayers. Sorry Zoo, but yeah, fuck that.

B. You are unlikely to find a really good PT, but if you can, show them all your pics and ask them if they think they can help. Yeah, you probably have arthritis, but you also have muscles that are pulling your joints together. Me too. Serious PT might be able to get some gap in that joint. The good news is that it's still round. You don't have any corners and bumps there. Docs want to cut, and they know what they are doing, but that's all they do. a REALLY good PT might give you a few years with minimal pain. I'd send you to Shantelle Pierce in Maui, but you'd have to go to Maui. I call her the Princess of Pain, but she really knows her shit. You'd have to go to Maui, but hey, you'd be in Maui. This is Shantelle. Could be worse. I could be sending you to Fred.


C. If all else fails you need the best guy you can find. Nalu is absolutely, positively correct, wherever you find them, the guy you want is the best in the biz. I know one here in Portland, but there has to be the guy on the east coast that the doctors would go to--and that's who you have to ask. The more docs you ask, the better. My shoulder guy has the WORST patient relationships in the biz, and is the most respected and feared by the docs. The patients don't know squat. they want the guy that smiles and talks nice. Fuck him. You want the guy that the docs would choose for themselves. My guy is a renowned asshole--mean as a snake, and I love him. My worst shoulder is now my best shoulder. 4.5 hours of surgery--everything was torn and screwed. Fastest recovery and best results ever. If you want B-team results, get the guy with best bedside manner that all the patients love. You're an athlete--you need the good guy. You ain't getting on the tour bus. you need to be back 100 percent.

4. PT. Do it all, and then some. It's the most important thing. Most people do a little PT and then quit, and their joint freezes, leaving them with minimal mobility and constant pain. pay the pain up front. Do all the exercises, ten times more than they say. Maybe twenty. And do them ten times longer. Maybe never stop.
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Re: Things Ain't What They Used To Be
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2019, 11:32:23 PM »
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Re: Things Ain't What They Used To Be
« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2019, 08:17:13 PM »
That's some solid advice, Pono. The doctor I'm seeing now is non-operative. He is a sports doctor though. His associate is the surgeon and is really good. I know a coupla surfers here that have had hip replacements by him. Rothman Institute is where I'm going now. First time I read the shoulder replacement webpage I cringed big time. Nice doctor you have over there btw!
https://rothmanortho.com/specialties/treatments/shoulder-replacement-surgery

Nutini and Tjoumakaris are who I've been seeing.

https://rothmanortho.com/physicians/dennis-neil-nutini-md

https://rothmanortho.com/physicians/fotios-p-tjoumakaris-md

Typo- you can't stop surfing yet as your surf career is not complete.
Right on! What CBD is your wife taking? Sounds like she's in a lot of pain. I am that's for sure.
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Re: Things Ain't What They Used To Be
« Reply #28 on: June 02, 2019, 03:37:21 AM »
shoulders suck badly when trying to sleep---they hurt when you shift even slightly, let a lone cough or have to move in a big way---then the annoying pain wakes you

try some actual weed before bed, if you dare---tiny amounts at first, as you dont want to overreact and get all anxious

smoke a bit late, right before bed, read for a bit, and sleep like a baby for a change

might be worth a try--works for me--unlikely to cause any harm if you are careful with gradual dosing

and watch the depression, cookie---youre a lifelong athlete with your passion confiscated for the time being--shit can seem overwhelming when key things go wrong==dont let this one issue color all else--enjoy the rest (family, music, friends blah blah) while youre waiting to get your passion back--in fact, post a little music here--always enjoy that part, even if we cant see current surf video outta you

take care---overwhelmed? reach out

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Re: Things Ain't What They Used To Be
« Reply #29 on: June 02, 2019, 03:37:46 AM »
CBD oil, but two things that are at least worth a try before you go under the knife:

1. Cut that paddle! Ha, it's just too long for you and instead of using legs/core your shoulders are doing work. That's probably not helping whatever underlying issue you have. At least, that's what it looks like from the videos.

2. Try active release therapy, I thought it was bs, and it completely fixed my shoulder issues.
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