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Offline Mike Brooks

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Re: Just finished up
« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2017, 11:33:12 PM »
Mike, when I related my experience in healing it was not unique to me but common to almost all my friends who had the same surgery.

It will get better, like you I couldn't get comfortable and never slept longer than 30 minutes at a time before I had to try to find another position.

In three months you will start to see things turn around for the better, six months and you will only get sore when you over extend your range of motion, in a year you will be glad you had the surgery but will do everything you can to keep from having your other shoulder worked on.
Thanks for the info. Just got back from PT and I'm in so much pain from last Thursdays PT they took it easy on me today. Just a deep massage and hooked me up to an electric shocker gizmo with an ice pack. It does feel some better now. Past few days it has had a catch in it and has felt like it was about to dislocate with very little movement. This has been a real test of my patience.... ??? Equally as hard to deal with is the BOREDOM! :o
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Re: Just finished up
« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2017, 11:37:45 PM »
Hang in there Mike,its a long process when your no spring chicken anymore.

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Re: Just finished up
« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2017, 12:38:39 AM »
You'll get there.  Just don't overdo it good sir.  Best wishes for a speedy recovery.  Marc

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Re: Just finished up
« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2017, 01:59:42 AM »
Mike, when I related my experience in healing it was not unique to me but common to almost all my friends who had the same surgery.

It will get better, like you I couldn't get comfortable and never slept longer than 30 minutes at a time before I had to try to find another position.

In three months you will start to see things turn around for the better, six months and you will only get sore when you over extend your range of motion, in a year you will be glad you had the surgery but will do everything you can to keep from having your other shoulder worked on.
Thanks for the info. Just got back from PT and I'm in so much pain from last Thursdays PT they took it easy on me today. Just a deep massage and hooked me up to an electric shocker gizmo with an ice pack. It does feel some better now. Past few days it has had a catch in it and has felt like it was about to dislocate with very little movement. This has been a real test of my patience.... ??? Equally as hard to deal with is the BOREDOM! :o

Not much fun to just sitting and watching the crack in the plaster
get longer is it? Been there and done that years ago. :-\

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Re: Just finished up
« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2017, 04:13:04 AM »
Mike, I had pretty much the same surgery as you last September.  I had that catch in my shoulder, too. Once the physical terrorists got through stretching the muscle and tendon out it disappeared.  Hang in there, it will get better. Don't push things and tear that tendon loose again. 
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Re: Just finished up
« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2017, 03:56:28 PM »
I had so much painful popping and cracking I was sure I had been ruined by the surgery but it all went away as I healed.

I had a pinched nerve that made me feel like I was hooked up to the electrical stimulator most of the time. This went on for almost a year until I put my neck in traction by hanging upside down and relaxing my neck muscles to let the weight of my head pull on my cervical vertebra. A month of this homemade therapy cleared up my nerve problem. 

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Re: Just finished up
« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2017, 05:48:19 PM »
Well thanks guys that's encouraging...something I could use right now. ;) It's pretty bad this AM, gotta hit some pain pills and an ice bag and see how the rest of the day pans out.

A couple weeks ago this was going along pretty fair, now I guess I've run of into the weeds... ???
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Re: Just finished up
« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2017, 06:51:30 PM »
A couple weeks ago this was going along pretty fair, now I guess I've run of into the weeds... ???



Weeds?  WEEDS?  That stuff is very good for pain but don't buy it on a street from undocumented pharmacists.  ::)

Been there; done that.  It will heal and will need to be babied a good while after that.  No bench presses, throwing baseballs, boat rowing, boxing, climbing trees or other foolish stuff.  I'm surprised how common these shoulder injuries are.
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Re: Just finished up
« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2017, 03:05:01 AM »
Beautiful fowler as always. Great architecture and the stock couldn't have come out any better. You must have used your good arm! Good luck with the rehab. Hang in there.

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Re: Just finished up
« Reply #34 on: July 22, 2017, 07:54:46 PM »
Good days and bad days are part of it.  My wife has had both knees replaced.  We went through some bad days during therapy, but  a year later she didn't regret doing it.

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Re: Just finished up
« Reply #35 on: July 22, 2017, 11:38:52 PM »
Hope you're feeling better, Mike...  Great looking Fowler!


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