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3/18/14 8:28 A

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Shoulders are tough to recover. Hang in there -- it will get better. The PT exercises really make a huge difference.

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3/2/14 7:13 A

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Hi,
I am new to this team. I had my surgery at the end of the(12/224/13)
I had the ac joint repair and the rotator cuff repair. I have been going to PT three times a week. With all the cold and snow, it gets you down. I like my PTT and I am doing my exercises at home. My dr said it will be 6months to a year till I'm back to normal. I am so glad to join this team.



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1/6/14 11:51 P

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Joining this team seems the logical thong to do. I had my surgery 7 weeks ago. Biceps tendon was torn, so it was snipped and reattached about 1/4" further toward acromium process center, with tiny plastic screw. At least I won't set off airport security alarms. While in there, they removed arthritis and an inflamed bursa. Doctor says it will be a year before I am at the point where I will be as good as it's going to get, so to me, that means it's up to me to follow all my physical therapist instructions, do all my home exercises and remain positive.
I am sleeping finally!! Almost 10 hours last night.
During this whole ordeal, I've managed to maintain my goal weight and even lost a few more pounds. Narcotic pain pills, a necessary evil, cause constipation, loss of appetite among other things, but I've done pretty well eating healthy during the past 7 weeks.
Today was actually my first visit back to sparkpeople.com since surgery, so what better way to celebrate than to join a new team for insight and experience sharing. Looking forward to learning from other team members and sharing things that may be helpful to others.

Diane from Illinois

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10/22/13 10:33 P

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Hi! I am hoping to get help strengthening left shoulder rotator cuff. It has atrophied over the last few years . Arthritis pain and major bone/cartilage changes made me ignore using this arm. A recent visit to a surgeon after an MRI confirmed problems.

I do lots of water aerobics but only now am I getting serious about exercises for this left shoulder. I did have sessions of therapy in the past. Probably pain kept me from benefiting enough. Now I was given a shot to lessen inflammation and pain.

thanks for any ideas you have for me. christine emoticon

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5/24/13 1:05 A

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Surgery tomorrow AM: right rotator cuff repair; right biceps tendon repair.

Wish me luck,

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Edited by: BOPPY_ at: 5/24/2013 (01:05)
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1/8/13 10:09 P

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Omigosh, I've fallen behind in the welcomes!

I would definitely recommend finding a trainer who specializes in rehab.

Or go back to your PT one more time and ask for a strength training program you can take with you to the gym, and some guidelines so you'll know you're progressing safely...

I'm over a year and a half past surgery and my trainer says he can still see weakness in my repaired shoulder when I do push ups. So it's apparently years before you're back up to "normal" strength. The good news is that it doesn't appear to be affecting my kayaking badly.

As for the biking, I did a lot of spin classes to keep my quads in shape...

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12/21/12 11:49 A

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Hi

Introducing myself - I had surgery 8 wks ago for an impingement in my shoulder. I am done with PT but still need to work on strengthening and full range of motion. Bad thing is, since I've been using my other shoulder more, it has the same pain increasing as well. So now I'm working on strengthening both shoulders.

I gained about 5 lbs., I think, from the month of doing a lot of sitting around after the surgery. I walk several times a week, but it's just not enough. I am looking for a trainer that specializes in rehab.

Hope everyone is pain free for the holidays!



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10/16/12 12:45 P

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New to the group here. I'm three months into rehab of surgery (part arthroscopic, part "mini" open) to sew together a torn R rotator cuff muscle torn six months ago while hiking. I'm finally starting strengthening exercises. I quit sleeping in the recliner about a month ago. The amount of pain and sleeping problems after surgery were totally unexpected.

Now I've got nearly full range of motion but not much strength on the recovering side. I expect that there are at least three more months rehab to do. Mostly on my own.

Biggest problem is not being allowed to ride my bike because sudden movements to avoid potholes, curbs, or rampaging bears might ruin the surgeon's work. Don't want to even think about a rematch.

I'm glad things are getting better and hope the same for the rest of the team here.

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9/30/12 7:09 P

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Welcome, and Yay, because Sleep is Good.

Even an arthroscopic repair on my shoulder took 9 months to really heal. I can't imagine how long a whole replacement would take!

Hang in there, do everything your PT and surgeon tell you, and keep us posted!

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9/30/12 2:58 P

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Hello All!
I am going to be post 6months next week from a Total Shoulder Replacement, I will soon be 52 years old and facing change (whether I am ready or like it). The good news is I can SLEEP! Something that I missed for almost a year, I want to burn the recliner! Now its time to lose the weight! I am taking up aqua classes 4 days a week, while my range of motion is slow to recover, the pain reduction has been wonderful. Day by Day I look for the little changes. For example I can now touch the top of my forehead with the weak side. I am looking for encouragement, friends who might understand, and in return allow me to help them any way I can and offer back! For me its been amazing how many friends and family say things like "Raise your Arm!" or "I don't think surgery helped you, you are favoring your left side" -- and yet because I would bite the bullet and not mention I never slept or just did what I had to do to get the job done (one armed) ...oh sigh...I bet you have felt those similars. I have one doctor telling me to give myself time and its going to take up to a year to heal. Anyway with one and half arms I am ready - I want to start with goals of 10 lbs (100 total) dropping off, I am going to do a 5 Mile walk/run at the end of the month. To you all I wish you well and happy progress!

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