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A Somber Recollection

On Wednesday (1/6/15), at the very beginning of my appointment with my surgeon, he mentioned that I may have damaged the surgical repair. He said this because he was concerned that I am still having pain in my shoulder. I … Continue reading

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A Moment of Thankfulness

“In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Recovery from rotator cuff surgery is a long and painful road. Today, I had my physical therapy appointment in the … Continue reading

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Week 15 in therapy

I am now coming up on 4 months of therapy, which I’ve done 3 days a week, along with the at-home exercises on all the other days. Although my surgery was performed August 30th, I did not start my therapy … Continue reading

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The New 30 Day Plan

Today I had my first therapy session since my appointment with my surgeon. I told Jason about the MUA (manipulation under anesthesia) idea of my doctor. He did not have any good things to say about it from his perspective. … Continue reading

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Bad news today

Today I had a therapy appointment and an appointment with my surgeon. My therapist knew I would be seeing my doctor later in the day, and so he sent him my progress report. I asked Jason (my therapist) how I … Continue reading

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3 Stages of the Process

For those of you who are contemplating having rotator cuff surgery, or have had it and are in some stage of recovery, there are three stages of this process that you will have to deal with. I have learned this … Continue reading

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Week 15 progress report (3.5 months)

This week I had another appointment with my surgeon. At this time, he lowered the potency of my pain medication from Percocet (oxycodone) to Vicadin (hydrocodone). I have already noticed that the new medicine does not work as well. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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