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04-14-14 20:06
LeeHam Yeah pretty good - 6 bone anchors (all they can fit), a reattached humerus and bicep, 3 x 10mm scars, a video of the surgery and a massive hospital bill is what I've got to show for it. First few weeks sucked for sleep and trying to get comfy but was just having paracetamol and 30-60mg codeine as I don't like meds. Then switched to celecoxib, glucosamine+condroitin, multivitamin and extra zinc to help the inflammation and healing.

The usual miracle surgery and recovery (as they no doubt tell everyone) but have all my strength and movement back but for a few degrees. Hammered physio with one of the aussie olympic guys till I would nearly pass out and went pretty hard on rehab the first 6 months. Still not game to throw anything too hard and doesn't feel quite right but probably just in my head now. Was back on the bike after 14 weeks and doing push-ups before then :)

Got to get the other one ground back and tightened but it's not urgent - I can deal with constant daily sublaxes plus got another kid coming along so it can wait haha.

How are you going with everything? No issues with recurrences?
04-14-14 16:54
hazexban
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Cheers man. Have the president of the Aussie Shoulder Association doing the surgery - has done ~5k of them with only two infections in 20 years and a couple of adjustments each year so I'm in as good a hands as I can be. He has repeatedly stressed not moving or doing anything with it for six weeks - I think he knows I am the sort of person to push my body. Sneezing is ok if braced for it apparently :)

Got a couple of PS3 games ready (might finally get around to finishing Dark Souls and have another crack at Demon's Souls), and looks like I might have to finally get an internet connection too instead of the work mobile. Have to avoid being crash tackled by the kid too which is going to be the hard one!
How did you make out?

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Ah! Seeing those x-rays made me cringe! Glad to see you're good to go now
Thanks! Was just talking about this yesterday with some people, ah memories!
07-26-13 15:44
MIKe30 Ah! Seeing those x-rays made me cringe! Glad to see you're good to go now
07-10-13 20:21
LeeHam Cheers man. Have the president of the Aussie Shoulder Association doing the surgery - has done ~5k of them with only two infections in 20 years and a couple of adjustments each year so I'm in as good a hands as I can be. He has repeatedly stressed not moving or doing anything with it for six weeks - I think he knows I am the sort of person to push my body. Sneezing is ok if braced for it apparently :)

Got a couple of PS3 games ready (might finally get around to finishing Dark Souls and have another crack at Demon's Souls), and looks like I might have to finally get an internet connection too instead of the work mobile. Have to avoid being crash tackled by the kid too which is going to be the hard one!
07-10-13 11:56
hazexban
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Well I'm now going in for what they call a global reconstruction of the shoulder on my right shoulder next Thursday. Full circumferential tearing (i.e.: arm not attached to joint) and some bone damage also after my last misadventure of being asleep and rolling over on my arm. Can't say me putting it back in felt like you described as there wasn't much to go back into but felt somewhat better sitting approximately where it should.

Turns out I also need surgery on my left too (keeps popping in and out with a little push) but that can wait a while as I need a stubby holder and wiper in the meantime.

Any hints or tips to keep sane in the downtime hazexban? Got a recliner, slippers, a couple of video games and a new language ready to learn so far.
Hey your situation sound similar to mine. By the time I had the surgery my arm no longer was actually in the socket even though I thought it was and from continued dislocations I broke pieces off my head of my arm. The doc said when he went in there was almost an inch gap between ball and joint. I needed the global reconstruction as well.

I wish you the best with the surgeries!

As for advice, with my arm strapped to my body for a few weeks i was still able to hold a gaming controller albeit in a slight weird way. So I played a lot of PS3 games with my unemployed friends during the day while the wife was at work lol. Also watched I believe every episode of Wheeler Dealers and lots of MotoGPs. I spent every sitting and sleeping moment reclined on the couch since I could not lie down.

Let me know if I can offer anything else. I felt great almost immediately following the surgery. Just make sure you rest it like they say, don't move it or you will screw up the sutured tissue. And work your ass off in PT for full movement and strength, hurts like hell but it is worth it.

Best of luck!
07-10-13 09:32
LeeHam Well I'm now going in for what they call a global reconstruction of the shoulder on my right shoulder next Thursday. Full circumferential tearing (i.e.: arm not attached to joint) and some bone damage also after my last misadventure of being asleep and rolling over on my arm. Can't say me putting it back in felt like you described as there wasn't much to go back into but felt somewhat better sitting approximately where it should.

Turns out I also need surgery on my left too (keeps popping in and out with a little push) but that can wait a while as I need a stubby holder and wiper in the meantime.

Any hints or tips to keep sane in the downtime hazexban? Got a recliner, slippers, a couple of video games and a new language ready to learn so far.
02-25-13 16:20
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I told you I was going to (see post #26 above). I just haven't been on here posting for a good while.


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Haha you're right! Thanks buddy!
02-22-13 20:06
Bushmaster86
My Shoulder and Kickball

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Thanks for putting this in your sig, I just noticed you linked to this story
I told you I was going to (see post #26 above). I just haven't been on here posting for a good while.


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02-22-13 15:19
hazexban
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this was terribly productive, Pete. It produced several chuckles from me, especially your xray and your description of it. Glad to hear you're practically all healed up and in good spirits.

PS- at least you knew you had a day off work today. I got up at 6am and drove down to Rahway, only to find I was the only scientist on campus at Merck. I finished my coffee and drove back home
Thanks for putting this in your sig, I just noticed you linked to this story

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I was at a kickball game where the chick playing 2nd base got her tibia snaped in two. We all went to the bar aftward contemplating our kickball careers. Haha
Damnnnnnn. That sucks. Hope you gave her some sympathy...
08-09-12 15:56
jason68278 I was at a kickball game where the chick playing 2nd base got her tibia snaped in two. We all went to the bar aftward contemplating our kickball careers. Haha
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