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LINDAJOYWK's Photo LINDAJOYWK Posts: 5,261
7/16/13 6:38 P

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good luck!

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7/15/13 4:28 P

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no, this surgeon only works on arms...No knees or hips. He is the arm man in this practice. I don't know how many he's done. I will ask him. I'd bet it was a lot though.



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7/15/13 4:05 P

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Just ask your surgeon how many shoulder replacements he has done. A good knee surgeon does not make for a good shoulder surgeon. And listen to your physical therapist. If, however, you do not have noticeable progress in about 2 months, express your concerns to your doctor.

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7/15/13 4:00 P

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Thank you for the replies and the wellwishes. It's good to think that the pain I have now is worse than what I will have. I can deal with that....I will definitely work hard at PT. But for the first six weeks I"m not allowed to move my arm at all. The therapist will move it but I'm not supposed to.

Jeriberi...what a nightmare story. I hope nothing like that happens to me. SCARY...I'm so glad you are doing better. I had a story like yours for my hip replacement. I dislocated it 6 times and had it revised twice....I guess we just deal with the lot we're given --anticipating and dreading is pointless. I am sure I will have the strength to endure it when it happens...however it happens.




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7/15/13 1:12 P

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I have had both shoulders replaced and one replaced three times. I think of all my joint replacements (am bilaterally replaced up and down), the shoulders were quite honestly the hardest. I find that once replaced, the pain is nothing compared to what it was prior. That being said, rehab is critical on how much range of motion you get. I definitely ended up with limitations (I can't reach over my head nor can I lift beyond 20, maybe 30 lbs although I am not suppose to anyways).

Work that range of motion like a fiend...seriously!

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7/15/13 12:59 P

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Good luck with your surgery. Hope it goes well and you get relief and better mobility. I haven't had joints replaced either though so can't help you there.

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7/15/13 12:23 P

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I haven't had any of my joints replaced yet - thank God - but wishing you the best with your surgery and recovery!
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I have had 3 replacements in my right shoulder. The first one was done by a total quack. He removed my muscles in the process, so I was left without a pectoralis major and a subscapularis. I had no range of motion at all. I couldn't even reach up to touch my ear, and I couldn't stretch when I yawned. The 2nd replacement tried to fix what the other doctor messed up, but it just didn't work. For 9 years I was left with no range of motion. Then I had a reverse shoulder. Best surgery every!!!!!! Even though it is supposed to be a last chance replacement, given mostly to 75+ yr old inactive women, I have done really, really well with it. This shoulder replacement has been the best thing ever!! Post-surgery is painful. But the pain doesn't last forever, and in the end you should have a good working shoulder. When the surgeon knows what he's doing, a shoulder replacement will give you so much relief!! I do push ups, I pick up my grandkids, I push a 30 lb kid up hill in a jogging stroller. I act just like I do with a normal shoulder. You will do great!!!

Edited by: JERIBERI1 at: 7/15/2013 (12:42)
She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:54:00
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UPCOMING RACES:
Aug 9, 2014: Oly Distance AG National Championships
Oct 12, 2014: Iron Horse Half Marathon
Nov 1, 2014: Monumental Marathon
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon
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7/15/13 8:47 A

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if so , can you give me some advice? What one thing did you wish you knew before you had the surgery? How can I prepare for my surgery? Are you glad you had the surgery? How is your mobility and are you restricted on the amount of weight you can lift?
How long did the intense pain afterward last?

Please write here and give me your answers. Thanks.



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