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NWA-Planted 01-31-2013 08:01 PM

Surgery finally..
 
So about a year ago i had informed everyone i was going to have to have surgery on my right shoulder, well after dealing with the military and all the red tape it's finally approved and scheduled.

Will be going under the knife 02-19-13.

Prognosis is good apparently i did a great job and will need at least 4 anchors to put my labrum back in place, and looking at 6 weeks in a sling... Major bummer there really cramping my ability for the next tank build!!

Oh well lol at least it's getting resolved!!

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ValMM 01-31-2013 08:05 PM

May the surgery go well and cause you to end up in better shape than you are.

GraphicGr8s 01-31-2013 08:49 PM

The surgery isn't all that bad. You're asleep for most of it. (All of it if you're lucky)
Had mine done 2 years ago this July(June?). The tough part is the rehab. Do what the therapist tells you. Even when it hurts like hell.

NWA-Planted 01-31-2013 08:52 PM

Re: Surgery finally..
 
Yea not terribly concerned with the surgery, there is some anxiety naturally but rehab doesn't sound fun :(

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GraphicGr8s 01-31-2013 08:59 PM

The first few visits are, well, lets just say uncomfortable. They won't make you do anything that will hurt your repair. But you have to do it. Not doing it will cause it to freeze up. You're working to restretch your parts. I started out great. fade to black.

It takes about 100 days for complete reattachment.

I have to say I had a great anesthesiologist. I was out for about a minute while they administered the pain block into the nerve in my neck. After the surgery I was awake in minutes and ready to leave. Everything was great. Making phone calls taking care of customers via phone. Then about 3 am it happened. And I found out I am resistant to dilaudid.

NWA-Planted 01-31-2013 10:28 PM

Re: Surgery finally..
 
I have never really been on pain medicine so hopefully they work for me!

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ValMM 02-01-2013 11:57 PM

If you feel resistant to what they want you to do in rehab, think to yourself "(hero's name here) would do it, so can I!"

NWA-Planted 02-02-2013 12:14 AM

Re: Surgery finally..
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ValMM (Post 2420322)
If you feel resistant to what they want you to do in rehab, think to yourself "(hero's name here) would do it, so can I!"

Chuck Norris baby!! Lol

Gotta stay positive right???

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driftwoodhunter 02-02-2013 02:14 AM

I can't believe it's been so long already - I'm glad you're finally getting it taken care of.

DogFish 02-02-2013 03:28 AM

Glad this is coming together. It's one of those things that just needs to be done, kinda likes an oil change. I've had to go into the 'shop' a few time over the years. I find when look at in in that context I don't heard trip out over it.

You'll do fine.

discuspaul 02-02-2013 04:06 AM

Have a very smooth, quick rehab & full recovery, my friend !

blink 02-02-2013 04:20 AM

Good luck and don't hit on more than one nurse per visit, they talk you know.

At least it's a scheduled repair, not major component replacement due to trauma ;)

HD Blazingwolf 02-02-2013 05:27 AM

Awesome! Ive never been through rehab..
But from knowing people who have, the more you work the better the end result will be!
Have fun! What else can u do right??!

Nubster 02-02-2013 07:07 AM

I had the same surgery. Recovery was pretty terrible really. Best part was I got off work nearly 3 months. Just for that reason I'd be happy to get the other shoulder done too. I'll take excruciating pain over work any day.

NWA-Planted 02-07-2013 05:49 PM

Re: Surgery finally..
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by blink (Post 2422906)
Good luck and don't hit on more than one nurse per visit, they talk you know.

At least it's a scheduled repair, not major component replacement due to trauma ;)

Sadly i had dated a nurse that works up at that hospital.... Hopefully she is still somewhere in cardio!!





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Originally Posted by Nubster (Post 2423938)
I had the same surgery. Recovery was pretty terrible really. Best part was I got off work nearly 3 months. Just for that reason I'd be happy to get the other shoulder done too. I'll take excruciating pain over work any day.

Thats pretty bad...

Thank you all for the warm wishes!!

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