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iNurse

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Hello my new iPhone friends....

I have to have surgery a few days after Christmas for a torn rotator cuff. I have a complete tear. Want to ask if you would please remember me in prayer. Have heard some awful stories on recovery from this and the pain.

if any of you have gone through this, please let me know how you did and what I can do or expect.

Thanks again!

Loving the c:)mmunity
 

sorbet

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My best friend had this surgery done a few years ago, so I only know what she told me. The first few days after the surgery, she was mostly doped up. In a sling for about 2-3 weeks. When she went to physical therapy, they did stuff like lifting the arm up and down, pushing out and pulling it, etc before moving onto actually lifting things. Scars are minimal, like 2 little dots smaller than dimes on the top of her shoulder.

Sorry you have to go through this during the holidays. I'm not the praying type, but I will keep you in my thoughts!
 
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My sister had the surgery as well. She's fine. I don't pray, either. I like to think the surgeon and his post-op counsel deserved the credit. :D

Best of luck on your surgery, though!
 

Bitewound

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I've seen the surgery many times . They will manage your pain so don't worry about that too much . Make sure you have a good orthopod and follow ALL restrictions while you are recovering and you should be just fine:)
 
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Best of luck to you. I've heard of many people, including athletes, having this surgery and then recovering just fine.
 

RoofMonkey

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We've got a few guys here at work (FD) that have had that surgery also. Like others have said, a bit of pain but manageable. Just follow the restrictions and what the therapists say. I imagine you will pull through with no problems.
 

iNurse

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Thanks all... going two days after Christmas..... I am a tough old cookie! I will be using my 4S to dictate on the EIC site.... or I will left hand type! :) Love this site!
 

RoofMonkey

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Thanks all... going two days after Christmas..... I am a tough old cookie! I will be using my 4S to dictate on the EIC site.... or I will left hand type! :) Love this site!
We will, possibly, forgive all the typo's since you will be recuperating :D
 

iNurse

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i better be careful not to type under the influence either.... after I had a major surgery i was facebooking while on pain pump in hospital... I laughed so hard at my posts the next day... :) So I better give you all WARNING and reminders :rolleyes: prior to my surgery!
 

RoofMonkey

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i better be careful not to type under the influence either.... after I had a major surgery i was facebooking while on pain pump in hospital... I laughed so hard at my posts the next day... :) So I better give you all WARNING and reminders :rolleyes: prior to my surgery!
Oh no, please DO! we will quote them for all eternity :p
 

MrMike6by9

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Just use the bit Bob Newhart used to have, "Oh, did I say that yesterday? It must have been the medication I've been on." That should give you the license to say anything you want or need to tell someone & still get away with it. <GRIN>


Any impatience you show will only create more stress.
 

Bennyboy

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Good luck with your surgery. Are you going to be awake through the whole thing?