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Old 05-14-2019, 03:49 PM
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It's probably a bit late now, but this is what I got sent home wearing after my shoulder surgery. I didn't have the sling attachment as my sling kept my arm away from my body. Not sure you could have dealt with this on your own. Rick was in charge of refilling the ice. It really helped. I think I used it for 48-72 hours, then switched to gel packs..
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Old 05-14-2019, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Lainey View Post
It's probably a bit late now, but this is what I got sent home wearing after my shoulder surgery. I didn't have the sling attachment as my sling kept my arm away from my body. Not sure you could have dealt with this on your own. Rick was in charge of refilling the ice. It really helped. I think I used it for 48-72 hours, then switched to gel packs..
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My arm bone and your shoulder are close in proximity but my repair was to bone and yours was to tissues. I think I'm on the lucky end when it comes to healing.
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Old 05-14-2019, 04:22 PM
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My arm bone and your shoulder are close in proximity but my repair was to bone and yours was to tissues. I think I'm on the lucky end when it comes to healing.
Hope so for you!
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Old 05-14-2019, 04:37 PM
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Let's sit down and have another chat Patty.
Stop pushing so hard. please give the bone a little time to knit.
Right now you have some screws holding things together.
The area around the screws was solid bone at the time of the surgery BUT....
if you get too aggressive with the arm motion you can loosen the hardware and allow the bones to flex in the joint you are trying to grow bone back into.
This will prevent a solid smooth healing process. Muscles want to slide over smooth bones and not nubby bumps.
nubby bumps cause muscle inflammation and scarring.
let's assume for a moment I might possibly have some knowledge here.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1157420
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Old 05-14-2019, 08:11 PM
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Here's what I use. It can be trimmed to any size to meet any need and is very flexible. Nothing fancy but if this stuff is good enough for the wife's horses then its good enough for me. This strip works good when I over work my right shoulder which has been waiting for me to say yes to a replacement for some 15 years now - I don't rush into surgery.

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Old 05-15-2019, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by boltonblue View Post
Let's sit down and have another chat Patty.
Stop pushing so hard. please give the bone a little time to knit.
Right now you have some screws holding things together.
The area around the screws was solid bone at the time of the surgery BUT....
if you get too aggressive with the arm motion you can loosen the hardware and allow the bones to flex in the joint you are trying to grow bone back into.
This will prevent a solid smooth healing process. Muscles want to slide over smooth bones and not nubby bumps.
nubby bumps cause muscle inflammation and scarring.
let's assume for a moment I might possibly have some knowledge here.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1157420
I haven't done anything to push hard. I'm just learning how to be inactive. I've been sleeping a lot because there's nothing else to do. So, "dad", let's talk bruised ribs. That seems to be my biggest challenge right now. Taking a deep breath is hard. The broken arm doesn't hurt much. I'm getting used to the numbness fritzing out all over my right thigh. Lifting the left leg still hurts. I can't do anything about any of those issues. I'm sure if I went to the doctor they could take a look but they couldn't fix anything so I'm just stuck with it. Stitches come out on Monday. I'm just assuming I've got no choice except wait it out, all of it.
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Old 05-16-2019, 03:28 AM
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Did they check out your hip while you were in?
It's easy to focus on a single big issue and skip the others.

Hurt Ribs suck. plain and simple. Bones bruises suck. and there is nothing they can do.

if you want to chuckle a little.
Many moon ago, I flopped into a chair, my the wooden arm wasn't where i thought it was.
I bruised my coccyx, the very tip of my tail bone and bruised it badly.
It hurt to move anything in the waist and below.
it was on my honeymoon.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:03 AM
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I suspected the oxycodone might be giving me bad reactions. By cutting back on it I'm having far less nerve twinges on my right side. I feel more human, too.
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It hurt to move anything in the waist and below.
it was on my honeymoon.[/QUOTE]


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hope you have a quick recovery
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