Dr says my arm will be like a Chicken Wing after Rotator Cuff surgery
Got the official word from the Dr today about my injuries from falling on my stairs.
One is very large over 1 3/4" and second tear in in biceps tendon. A few other misc problems for him to look at once he is in.
He says I'll need to keep my arm close in the waist splint like its a chicken wing.. for six weeks and it will take six months before I raise my arm above my head.
April 9 is the surgery, he said I can drive after two week if I'm not taking any pain meds.
I told my wife I hit the surgery TRIFECTA,
2011 left ankle surgery
2012 L4-L3 surgery
2013 Rotator cuff.
What do I get for winning the trifecta?
NOT a chicken dinner ( Charile Sheen)
Here's what I won,
No Yard work for awhile.. can't use that old weed wacker or push or ever ride the mover. I wouldn't want to burden my good arm by using the vacuum either.
I think using the remote should suffice as a good substitute for any house work :-/)
Before surgery I see MSlogist and MRI is scheduled and NeroPhy testing.
Dang! Well good luck with your surgery! I hope that everything goes well and that your recovery is speedy! Be careful with that remote control! You don't want to get tendonitis in your thumb! Just kidding!
Seriously, I hope that everything goes well. Take care!
I've heard of people having rotator cuff surgery and having the offending/offended arm splinted with the humerus parallel to the floor (when standing), elbow pointing to starboard. We'd have to get a king-sized bed!
We pray that LauraLu's directions prove easy for you to accomplish -- GET WELL SOON!
Sorry. I had a friend who had a 13 inch tear. He rides 100 miles at a time on his bike now and he is 70. May be you will heal well. Get back to somethings you like. Still sorry you have to have it at all.
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