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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-22-2018, 07:21 AM Thread Starter
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Folks the time came and went for the shoulder replacement surgery which went well. The 1st trip home not so much as just a few hours later I was headed back with the BP tanking and a few other issues. Skip forward a few days in the hospital and finally released again. Of course they intubated me which resulted in 5 days of the sorest throat possible accompanied with headaches that put migraines to shame. Finally yesterday afternoon around 4pm I noticed they weren't screaming. I had either died or I had won. I checked with my better half and she informed me of my victory. Finally some real sleep, finally the tension drained. This isn't me looking for sympathy but rather an explaination that as simple as this post is it's taking a huge effort to do and i'll be quietly in the background for a while letting my body heal. But I'll be watching, reading, and learning right along. Just not as noisey as usual.

Merry Christmas Everyone and thank you for your companionship. If this seems over the top I blame the durgs that don't work so well for me.........
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Glad your sense of humor made it through unscathed. Have a great Christmas!
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Glad you're on the mend. People don't realize what a trauma surgery is. That you're knocked out doesn't change the fact someone's cutting and mushing your flesh and bones. The insult to your body is there, conscious or not.
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I'll be looking forward to progress reports Steve. My left shoulder is worn out and wakes me up every night with the aching.
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Glad you are doing well. Keep healing and on the road to recovery.
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Hang in there Steve things can only improve.
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Steve, good wishes, but exactly what operation did they do?
My friend has had both shoulders operated on, and they did not "replace" the joints, they cut them out and rotated them! So he still has the same ball and socket, but theyre facing behind him!

Apparently, this lets the wound heal faster, although he has been warned he wont be able to do full arm rotations again.
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"Apparently, this lets the wound heal faster, although he has been warned he wont be able to do full arm rotations again."
Doing pushups will be kind of interesting...

Steve, we're all rootin' for your quick, and from now on blip free, recovery!
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Yeah, know the feeling. Just hang in there.
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Thanks for the update Steve. Wishing you a speedy recovery and a very Merry Christmas. Daninvan said it right, we are also curious incase we go through the same procedures. I have extremely severe Ostio Arthritis in my left shoulder and left knee. Been on Celebrex and had to have a shot of Cortisone a couple of months ago.
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