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MRI ordered

Today I had my monthly appointment with my surgeon. After evaluating my shoulder and reading the report from my therapist, he has ordered an MRI to discover whether I might have re-torn my rotator cuff after surgery. I mentioned to … Continue reading

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Not what I wanted to hear

Today I had my January appointment with my surgeon. As usual, he had me raise my arm as high as I could get it up (to my side and out in front), and then he took hold of it and … Continue reading

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Week 8 Progress Report

It has been 8 weeks since my rotator cuff surgery (August 27th). I had a 3.5 cm full thickness “L” shaped tear and a completely ruptured bicep muscle. My surgeon spent all of 2 hours repairing my tear and cleaning … Continue reading

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Submission necessary

One thing which my surgeon said (among others)¬†on Monday, that stuck in my mind, was something he said about my therapy sessions. He told me that he did not know why I was not progressing as well as I should … 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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Pain pills – I may still need them…

I wrote yesterday that I thought I would have no need to use the pain meds any longer. I may have spoken too soon. Since coming off them, I’m averaging around 3-4 hrs. of sleep. Last night, I tossed and … Continue reading

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Week 16 progress report

Today I had the longest therapy session so far. It lasted 3.5 hrs! I am definitely progressing, as they add weights to many of my exercises. They are also adding many new exercises. All of this is good news, because … Continue reading

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