Originally Posted by NWA-Planted
So looks like a few nights of misery after the surgery, sounds like I may be better off though I still have good range of motion just constant discomfort and pain and tried exercising and had some odd shoulder movement lol.... Sigh!
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The "misery" just depends on how you are with painkillers. Most don't work for me. Vicadin ES does nothing for me. Even at max dose. dulaudid same thing. Same for Oxy.
I tore mine May 7. Took my son to Ft Desoto for a photo shoot. Managed to slip on seaweed and landed on the shoulder. Stayed shooting for another hour before it got unbearable. Nursed it along for a week. Was clearing out a jam in a printer and was in the worst pain I've ever endured. Worse than my gout attacks. Almost had my boss take me to the ER. After that the surgery pain was a breeze. (Dr. said I finished the tearing clearing the jam.) He had to reach down into my arm to chase it down during surgery.
YES You WILL be better off. In the long run. I'm right handed and things got very frustrating. Eating was a chore so I only ate 1 meal a day. I lack patience in certain things. There's one other thing that's tough to do.
When I was in a protected area, like on the recliner or at work at my desk where there wasn't a risk of sudden movement I was able to take the immobilizer of for a while. My arm was totally immobilized while the contraption was on.
Just don't do anything stupid. I had my knee done when I was 20. Back before reconstructive surgery was common. Got on my motorcycle that week. Not real smart. But at 20 I was invincible. At 52 I will tell you outright: You're not. Just like I wasn't.