Well after nearly 6 years of constint pain in my right shoulder I will finally have it fixed on FEB 6th. They have to grind out the spurs in my A/C joint and shorten my collar bone by 1/4th inch. I hope after the 8-12 week down time I will be pain free for the first time in years.
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Wed, 2012-01-04 13:36
Surgery date is set
Wed, 2012-01-04 14:34#1
I have found that as we age
I have found that as we age we get less tolerant of the aches and pains that have been nagging us over the years. At least I have. I have also found that a few hours in the doctors office and the surgery that follows is a lot less painful than what we have been putting up with over the years.
As for me I just wished that we could just go in for a 60 year check up and have our bodies rebuilt to where we could enjoy live for the next 30 or so years. It seams like I am going through this progress the last 3 or so years and should be back in fighting shape in no time.
Good luck on your surgery and I hope everything comes out OK.
Thu, 2012-01-05 00:06#2
Quality Rehab Proscribed
I suggest the proper type of physical activity for rehab therapy. Start with extensive fishing - bait fishing but working up to using a fly rod. Small streams and ponds for trout and bluegill working up to salmon on the coast. Repetition of motion is indicated here so only use your right arm to apply moderate doses of your favorite hoppy beverage (I think Henry Weinhards is in order here). Some short duration, high intensity recoil therapy is needed in the form of multiple rounds of trap and skeet, gradually leading to dove and quail. This should get you in fine shape to deal with big game tags a little later on.
Good luck and harrass a cute nurse for me!
Thu, 2012-01-05 16:14#3
Good luck Josh! Better to
Good luck Josh! Better to get it done now, so that you have plenty of time to recouperate and start pulling the bow back this fall.
On a side note, I have observed one of those surgeries before. I got squirted with blood. Pretty funky....
Thu, 2012-01-05 17:04#4
Thanks for the words of
Thanks for the words of encouragement. I'm looking at it as a nice 2-3 month paid vacation. I was joking with my wife last night about drawing all of my once in a lifetime tags this year and my shoulder not being ready to go. I hope I can draw my tags and I will be able to hunt. I'm sure everything will work out. I'm just looking forward to being pain free atleast in that shoulder. Right now it feels like gravel in my joint and is very uncomfortable.
Being squirted by someone else blood would probably make me ill. Animal blood I can handle but human blood makes me quezzy.
Fri, 2012-01-06 16:00#5
good luck with your surgery!
good luck with your surgery! i know itms kind of wierd, admitting you may not be as young as you used to be. but speaking from recent personal experience, the 1 month of pills and physical therapy i did were way easier than the 6 months of limping and pain i went through before that! i wish you a speedy recovery and if you need something to do in your down time, just login to BGH and read something... because you probably won't be typing!
Sat, 2012-01-07 13:08#6
Good luck. I will keep you in
I will keep you in my thoughts.
Mon, 2012-01-09 12:55#7
Good luck on the surgery. I
Good luck on the surgery. I waited 13 years to get mine fixed and was so happy I did afterwards. I have had 3 to date due to different injuries but without them I am not sure I would be able to fire a rifle. Best advise I can give you is do not do to much to soon after the surgery. Shoulders take some time to heal so go slow, do all the PT they tell you to do and you should be in fine shape to hunt this fall. Good luck.
Mon, 2012-01-09 17:10#8
One more vote to go slow. I
One more vote to go slow. I had to have 1/4" taken out of my collor bone and the roto cuff had to be sewed back together. Before the operation, I couldn't turn on the light's in the car or the house with that arm. Couldn't lift it above my waist either. They sent me back to work in about 30 days but I really had to be carefull what I did for about a year after that. Best excerise I had was climbing my finger's up a wall and I'd lift the bad arm with the good one. They told me I needed to keep working it to keep it from locking up, something about some kind of leasion's forming in the shoulder. Good part was that so long as I was careful, I didn't need any pain killer's other that the tube into my shoulder that sent the pain killer right to the damage. It came out in 24hrs. I do have full use of that shoulder today but it took a lot longer being careful than anyone told me.
Good luck to you!
Mon, 2012-01-23 22:43#9
Good luck !
I wish the best and hope all goes well with the surgery !