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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.

Two Tears.
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.


take care
Johnniebear
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man, you go out of your way to stay away from work of all sorts!!

seriously, hoping all goes well for you, keep us posted, we'll think good thoughts for you!
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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!
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572651 tn?1333939396
you have such a knack for timing .... Seriously I know this frustrates you to no end. get the surgery done and surprise eveyrone by recovering faster than projected.
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751951 tn?1406636463
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!
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667078 tn?1316004535
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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