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Shoulder update

Friday, June 10, 2011

Oh gosh! What did I do now? All I did was unfasten my bra and my shoulder is killing me. I was not wearing one yesterday that fastens in the front. I have to since surgery put and takeoff the bra backwards if I wear a conventional bra. It is a pain and the neck to so because you have to hook it up in the front and then twist it around to the back and then put the straps up.

Well now it is a pain in my shoulder because I did not do that. Hope I did not rip anything, hope my internal stitches would have dissolved by now as it is almost 7 weeks since surgery. Couldn't sleep because I couldn't find a comfortable position to put my arm and shoulder in. Looking forward to the day when I can just lie down normal without having to worry how my shoulder is lined up and where I have to prop up my pillow to do so. I shouldn't complain about that though because most people that have had rotator surgery have to sleep in a recliner for a couple of months. I slept in a bed from day one.

My walk this morning was even painful. Guess I should have worn the sling for support because after 5 minutes or so it was aching. I had to cradle my arm to take pressure off the shoulder for the rest of my walk. Good thing it was early this morning (before 6 AM) so no one saw me. Looking forward to physical therapy and having her just tell me it was a stupid move on my part and that I just over stretched it - again. Do I ever learn? NO! I always push the envelope before I am given permission to move that way.
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    I am sorry about your shoulder. Hope it is soon feeling better.
    2510 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    Join the crowd, Yvonne. We all do it, at least you and I do emoticon

    Let's hope it just makes it better & better!
    2510 days ago
    I am sorry about your shoulder. I didn't know bras could be so dangerous. I am dangerous if I don't wear a bra. I would either trip over them or hit someone with them. I can finally say old age is wonderful!!
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    2510 days ago
  • DS9KIE
    good greif hurt shoulder by bra (those things are dangerous) you aways have some thing going on. I hope your shoulder is fine.
    2511 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/11/2011 8:51:27 PM
    That sounds awful - I hope you are feeling better really soon!
    2512 days ago
    emoticon I sure hope you are feeling better soon. I really feel sorry for you. I can't unhook my bra or the right shoulder kills me. that is from an injury when I was apddling on the boats. Please take care.
    2512 days ago
    Ugh so sorry to hear that Yvonne,

    I know what you mean when pushing the envelope I already want to run marathons if you know what I mean and I believe you do. emoticon

    This blog is really helping me to think twice and it's give me awareness I wish it was for you too.

    We get to comfortable and we just feel we can do it but we find out later with pain.

    Feel better Yvonne I hope it's nothing major, don't tell Ma she will scold you to No end. LOL

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    2512 days ago
    Hope you feel better soon! Take it easy. emoticon
    2512 days ago
    I hope that you soon recover and this is only a tempory blip. Take care. emoticon
    2512 days ago
    I'm so sorry to hear you are suffering. Look after yourself. Hugs
    2512 days ago
    Be careful, friend! You hurt something and you'll be restricted fpr even longer!!! I know it's a pain (literally), but your doc has done tons of these and has learned from all those patients what you can tolerate and about how soon! I promise! emoticon
    2512 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
    wishing you all the best with your recovery...
    blessings and hugs............lita

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    2512 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/10/2011 10:56:37 AM
  • MARTY728
    Hope you are just working out a kink. emoticon
    2512 days ago
    Always hated bras. Hope you have only a very minor setback.
    2512 days ago
    You and I are in the same boat. I had my rotator cuff done on May 5th. I also had to use a pillow under my shoulder / arm for the first 3-4 weeks after surgery for comfort.

    I had a few old, stretched out cotton bras that I was able to pre-hook and then wiggle into them like a shirt. Not easy but it worked out. I found I strained my arm with the front hook bras at first, but now it is fine.

    Heal well..heal strong. Healing wishes sent your direction!
    I know what you are going through - at the end we will be thankful to have our arm back 100%!

    2512 days ago
    Hope you just stretched a newly-recovering muscle and that you feel better soon!
    2512 days ago
    Can't imagine you doing anything to push the envelope. LOL. I hope that your pain goes away & that you are healed completely AND SOON! Love ya, Dawn emoticon emoticon
    2512 days ago
    emoticon I hope you are pain free soon!
    2512 days ago
    Sorry to hear what you had to go through with surgery and now the bra thing and your pain. Better days ahead.

    emoticon going your way from a Spark here.

    2512 days ago
    There are ointments like China Balm that could help. When I broke my fibia and tibia un a ski accident, theointment was a Godsend!
    2512 days ago
    I understand what you are going through. I had surgery 1 month ago. Bras are a real pain!
    2512 days ago
  • RIKKI572
    I do hope you get over this soon. It's amazing how the simplest things can set of an injury.
    Wishing you a better day!
    2512 days ago
    Hope you feel better soon Yvonne, it takes time to heal emoticon
    2512 days ago
    Yeah, I'm getting kind of tired of the whole bra routine, too. Fortunately I can unfasten my bras with my left hand. (Every time I do it I can't help thinking of smooth operating teenage boys who probably practice with their mom's bras in case they ever get lucky. LOL)

    Putting it on is annoying, though.

    And yeah, I'm getting sick of the sleeping arrangements, also. My favorite position is on my left side with my injured right arm draped over a pillow next to me. That is all fine. The problem is actually my left EAR. Which gets sore because it appears that once I get into that position I stay there. For hours. And my EAR, of all things, gets really really sore from being leant on like that.

    Hang in there, chica. We'll get there. For now, see if ice will help...
    2512 days ago
  • ELLEN0407
    hope you feel better
    2512 days ago
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