Left Shoulder

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Re: Left Shoulder

Postby debbluebird » Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:21 pm

Going to doctor today for check up of shoulder I'm doing better.

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Re: Left Shoulder

Postby Polar Bear » Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:45 pm

:) :D
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Re: Left Shoulder

Postby ViewsAskew » Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:21 pm

Did you start PT today?
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Re: Left Shoulder

Postby debbluebird » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:34 am

Finally home. We left about 8:30 am and got home about 8 pm. Long day. Got a script for PT. I will call in am to get it started. Then as we were talking to the PA about the horrible pain that I was in right after the nerve block wore off on our way home from hosp., figured out why they only gave me Norco instead of Oxycodone. The doctor thought that since I am taking Methadone I didn't need the Percocet. I explained that it really doesn't take care of severe pain. I only take 10 to 15 mg of Methadone. Drug addicts take at least 100 mg. or more. Doctors really just don't have a clue. It reminded us of the doctor I had in rehab who accused me of drug seeking, because I take Methadone. He said they give Percocet to all of their patients after surgery. Well, the PA now has been educated. I have a new type of sling for my arm. Must still keep my shoulder from moving away from my body, but can bend at the elbow. Can now type. But no lifting in that arm. It will be 3 more weeks this coming Friday. Then can take sling off. But then two more weeks after that of no lifting anything heavy.
I do feel better. The worst is over.

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Re: Left Shoulder

Postby ViewsAskew » Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:14 am

Good news.

And, something important for all of us who take methadone. It really isn't great for pain to begin with - not compared to some of the others. It really is something we should make sure we ask - what will they do for the pain even though we already take something that is considered a pain reliever.
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Re: Left Shoulder

Postby debbluebird » Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:16 am

I'm getting along pretty well. It just keeps getting easier. Last night the WED flared up for a couple of hours. I was getting sleepy about 9 pm, but it didn't settle down until after 11 pm. Then the rest of the night was fine. I'm having less pain. I'm taking a nap every afternoon. I just hope I never have to do the other shoulder. It was pretty bad the first week.
I'm just getting bored. Watching TV and reading is about all that I can do. I'll be glad when I can get back to doing my regular activities, like sewing.

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Re: Left Shoulder

Postby Polar Bear » Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:51 am

You are doing so well...... sewing won't be too far off.
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Re: Left Shoulder

Postby ViewsAskew » Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:26 am

Glad the worst seems over. Hopefully the WED will also go away - a flare right now would not be fun.
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Re: Left Shoulder

Postby EeFall » Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:44 am

debbluebird wrote:I'm getting along pretty well. It just keeps getting easier. Last night the WED flared up for a couple of hours. I was getting sleepy about 9 pm, but it didn't settle down until after 11 pm. Then the rest of the night was fine. I'm having less pain. I'm taking a nap every afternoon. I just hope I never have to do the other shoulder. It was pretty bad the first week.
I'm just getting bored. Watching TV and reading is about all that I can do. I'll be glad when I can get back to doing my regular activities, like sewing.


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Re: Left Shoulder

Postby debbluebird » Thu May 01, 2014 12:49 am

We are still getting snow. We've gotten an inch or so the last two nights. But of course it melts the next day. The other interesting thing that has been happening in our small town is, that we've had two moose for the last couple of weeks. A mama moose (cow moose) and her baby. They have been seen all over town, in people's back yards. Last evening they were looking into my friends front window into her living room. Our town is only ten blocks by ten blocks in size. They either step over the fences or jump over them. Today we drove just north of town about 15 miles and saw another moose, some elk, some antelope and a bald eagle. There is also a herd of deer further north that we have been seeing lately. Last week there was a very large herd of elk just south of town. We love driving around seeing the wild life. Some times we see foxes and coyotes. We are just waiting for warmer weather to come.

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Re: Left Shoulder

Postby ViewsAskew » Thu May 01, 2014 4:30 am

I imagine you are happy the snow is melting! We've been above freezing at night for about two weeks, but I haven't move anything out, yet. Oh, well, lettuce and kale. I am very happy to say I've not seen any snow since the 15th. I hope that is the last until next November. We're at sea level, though - you're at 8000 feet or so, IIRC.

Have you been doing any walking?
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Re: Left Shoulder

Postby debbluebird » Thu May 01, 2014 3:14 pm

Yeah, we're at about 8000 to 8200 feet. Today it's sunny. The next few days, it says it will be warmer. Today 45, then up to 65 by Sunday. It's May, so it should be getting better. We could still have a few flakes, but mostly it will get warmer now. I've heard that it can snow any month of the year here.
I haven't been walking much. I just haven't felt like getting out in the cold wind. I've been afraid of walking on the tread mill. I may try that this week though. I need to. It might help how I feel.

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Re: Left Shoulder

Postby ViewsAskew » Fri May 02, 2014 6:05 am

I hate to admit it when I'm feeling low, but exercise almost always helps me. I just don't want to do it.

I'd likely be leery of the treadmill, too, with your shoulder out of commission. It messes with your balance and you can't grab in case anything happens.
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Re: Left Shoulder

Postby debbluebird » Fri May 02, 2014 4:22 pm

You are right. I ended up walking to my PT appt. It's only two blocks. It is even warmer today. So I plan on walking more.

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Re: Left Shoulder

Postby debbluebird » Sat May 10, 2014 11:28 pm

I found out this week that I won't be lifting anything heavy for four months. It still aches at times. Usually in the morning. I get to take off the sling this coming Friday. I have 9 more weeks of physical therapy. This is definitely worse than the hips and knees.


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