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Re: Total Anatomical Shoulder Replacement
« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2019, 03:27:21 PM »
 Interesting day here yesterday right from the start. First the toilet and tub backed up and there was no way we were getting it unclogged on our own so I had to call a plumber. So while waiting for the plumber I finally had to go to the bathroom and the number two kind which had been four days since I last went due to the anesthesia and pain meds. So I called my sister and she gave me the code to one of her property's she manages right here on the ocean a block away, but the garage door opener seem to have a dead battery and it wouldn't work after 5 tries. So there's a porta-potty like two lots away at a construction site but there was a whole huge pile of lumber in front of it and I couldn't get the door open wide enough to get my super sling through it so I ended up running over to a friend's house and using her bathroom just in the nick of time.
  So the plumber finally showed up and had to remove the toilet and run a hundred foot snake through the line twice which cleared out a crap ton of roots. Then he had to retrofit a new flange on there since the old one was totally rusted out which didn't surprise me since it was 15 years old, put a new waxy o-ring on, and reinstall the toilet. So $600 later we're back in business. I did all this before a visit from a surfing buddy around noon which was definitely the nicer part of the day.
 
Day 5....Gnarly bruise developed.
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Re: Total Anatomical Shoulder Replacement
« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2019, 03:49:21 PM »
haha... love to have a vid of that debacle, it would have made a great Laurel & Hardy high speed comedy  ;D ;D

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Re: Total Anatomical Shoulder Replacement
« Reply #32 on: November 22, 2019, 03:42:29 AM »
cookie!

youre on the home stretch--a long one, but more perseverance than anything dengerous

props to you for stepping up, and getting things fixed

my wise: "body'like a house--make repairs when they are few and little--or youll be gutting it soon enough"

of course i dont listen---limping around on this hip, ignoring minor hernia etc etc

good youre getting your house in order!

oh and the bathroom too--but wherever you took that 4 day delayed opioid dump, it had to be glorious!!!!!

get well--get me more videos!!!

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Re: Total Anatomical Shoulder Replacement
« Reply #33 on: November 22, 2019, 05:38:13 AM »
eastie- Not quite home yet. This is my 10th day staying at home. Been lucky to be able to take it easy. Movement is SO limited, weak, and painful. I take my arm outa "Super Sling" 3 or 4 times a day and exercise the arm a bit. Elbow, wrist, and fingers only. Monday staples out! That will be nice.
This feels like a train wreck...or maybe gunshot wound!

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Re: Total Anatomical Shoulder Replacement
« Reply #34 on: November 22, 2019, 08:39:32 AM »
@ Cookie

Wow! You have a lot of staples. When I had the bone spur removed in my right shoulder and rotator fixed, I only had 7 staples. Looks like you will have a sore shoulder for quite awhile. A lot longer than what I had with my right shoulder. But when you get back on the water, you find what you went through is worth the wait.

I gather you haven't been to official physical therapy with a therapist yet. Just remember to take two pain pills before your first session. With your therapist, try to set a time goal when you want to be back on the water and work towards it. It is a good incentive.

Since you're basically "house bound" at this time, if you're stuck at the house during the day with no one to talk to, if you like, I can give you my land line home phone number in a private message and we can shoot the breeze which will help to pass the time for you. Your choice since I'm retired from the work force which makes me, "foot loose and fancy free" time wise.

BTW, I see you're a cat person. I'm a cat person too. I have a short haired orange colored tiger striped male cat named, "Tucker". He kept me company through my right shoulder surgery.

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Re: Total Anatomical Shoulder Replacement
« Reply #35 on: November 22, 2019, 10:12:42 AM »
eastie- Not quite home yet. This is my 10th day staying at home. Been lucky to be able to take it easy. Movement is SO limited, weak, and painful. I take my arm outa "Super Sling" 3 or 4 times a day and exercise the arm a bit. Elbow, wrist, and fingers only. Monday staples out! That will be nice.
This feels like a train wreck...or maybe gunshot wound!

My cat keeps me good company.

Dude! Nice incision especially coming from an orthopod. Looks great and every day will be a step closer to the water. Having your furry friend to keep you company is good therapy for the soul.

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Re: Total Anatomical Shoulder Replacement
« Reply #36 on: November 26, 2019, 11:56:17 AM »
Two weeks post surgery and the surgical staples are out. 19 of em. Still feels like a bullet wound. Bit of a bleeder on one of those staple extractions, right down my chest. That was a bit unnerving! Gonna be a long road ahead before a paddle is in my grip. No prob, waiting it out patiently.

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Re: Total Anatomical Shoulder Replacement
« Reply #37 on: November 26, 2019, 12:23:25 PM »
Now comes the tedious part. The physical therapy. Do you when your therapy starts?
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Re: Total Anatomical Shoulder Replacement
« Reply #38 on: November 26, 2019, 12:25:38 PM »
Does anyone else find this x-ray humerus? ;D ;D ;D

Keep up the good healin' Marc!

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Re: Total Anatomical Shoulder Replacement
« Reply #39 on: November 26, 2019, 12:29:27 PM »
Now comes the tedious part. The physical therapy. Do you when your therapy starts?
In a few weeks. Already started minimal movement exercise w/forearm, wrist, and fingers...shoulder needs more time.

Does anyone else find this x-ray humerus? ;D ;D ;D

Ha ha! My PT already used that one on me!  That really tickles my funny bone.  :P

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Re: Total Anatomical Shoulder Replacement
« Reply #40 on: November 26, 2019, 02:37:00 PM »
Your PT sounds like a great guy!