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What I have learned

Last year when I made my decision to have my left shoulder operated on, I assumed that it would go pretty much like my right shoulder surgery. I knew that it would be hard, but I assumed that, just like … 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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Marking time

“Marking time” is a military term that means to march in place, and thereby, not go anywhere. I have been going to therapy twice a week for three weeks now, but haven’t made any real progress. We’ve been doing cold … Continue reading

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Hurricanes and Rotator Cuff Surgery

Rotator cuff surgery and hurricanes are somewhat alike. The initial surgery is like the front side of the hurricane with the initial torment of pain. Then, there is the eye of the storm where things are calm and bearable. This … Continue reading

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Making some progress

Today is Saturday, September 5th. It has been 10 days since my surgery. Some things are improving. One of my major problems was what to do about pain management. There are several ways to deal with the pain. Strong prescription … Continue reading

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Surgery tomorrow

I will show up tomorrow at 6:30 AM for my left shoulder surgery. I’ve been fitted for a new fancy sling made especially for shoulder surgery patients. I wish I would have had one like this for my right shoulder, … Continue reading

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9 Month Update

At this point, I think it’s safe to say that my surgery is a success. My right shoulder (the one that was operated on) is doing better than my left shoulder now. Granted, I haven’t been doing as much, since … Continue reading

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