- Joined Aug 1, 2018
I was looking at some of those cold therapy. I just not sure about getting it on and off by myself. I have ice bags and mats ready. Of course my shoulder feeling better now.
Congratulations. Is most of the pain gone after 3 months? I just turned 70; I figure if I have to stop working to rehab shoulder replacement, I'll never get back to work. Not ready to quit yet so I'm in "grin and bear it" mode.Well been about 3 months and going back to work. Just started using arm couple weeks ago. Still have a couple months of therapy to go. This been a tough road but there is light at the end of the tunnel now!
Most the pain gone now. Just gets sore from PT. Doc has me on 5 lb lifting restriction for 2 more months.Congratulations. Is most of the pain gone after 3 months? I just turned 70; I figure if I have to stop working to rehab shoulder replacement, I'll never get back to work. Not ready to quit yet so I'm in "grin and bear it" mode.
Ray , you and me both . 30 years metal studs and dry wall . Tore my right one in 2007 lifting fire treated 3/4 plywood over my head . Couldn't raise my arm high enough to open a door . Didn't fix the tear because it was on the bottom side of the muscle , but he removed damaged muscle and bone on the top of the shoulder .completely shot after 34 years in the carpenters union
Yup . The self medication is a fact of life for heavy commercial construction workers . I retired at 57 . Because I was so broke down I just could not do it any more . After being off 2 years my shoulders are good , but the rest of me is shot . Need both knees replaced , but he wants to do back surgery first . NO WAY ! I'm doin pretty good on Jim Beam black and Budweiser .After a couple of five oz glasses of Evan I get a good four hours of sleep before the turning and tossing starts.
Glad to hear that it's working out OK.I am 58. Took about 6 weeks to be able to lie down. The 1st few weeks pretty tough. I been doing all my PT. Almost 3 months now and after 2 days back to work it feels pretty good. First time feel like it going to be OK. I still have 2 months of PT but doing most of it at home. It is hard but you get through it. I did not wear sling much around house unless doing something. This my 2nd one. 1st one is back to 100%. Took about 6 months.
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