posted on Oct, 14 2020 @ 11:04 AM
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
Hey, I made it through. You can too.
It does take time, and lots of patience, and yeah, you're going to have to be willing to let others do for you.
Also, best word of advice? Spend time now learning how to be one-armed with whatever arm will be good. Spend some days doing everything (and I mean
everything - like even using the toilet everything) with that one arm, so you're as ready as you can be. I had to learn to become a lefty. But what it
will do is help you discover those little details that you might otherwise miss until they randomly pop up when you don't want them to.
Also, scope out you physical therapy group NOW. Find a really, really good group both in terms of what they know and in terms of ones you get along
with because you'll be seeing them for a while. I was in with my shoulder for around a year, but I had a couple of issues and mine were different than
yours. Still shoulder though.
You are also going to want a recliner to sleep in or lots of pillows on your couch. Sleeping in your bed is going to be impossible for a while. And
your icepack will be your bestest buddy for a quite a while at night. It was a couple months before I stopped needing mine at night.
I don't know if you're going to need arthro or open shoulder. Hopefully it's the former.
I had global capsulotomy, SLAP repair, biceps tenodesis, and suprascapular nerve decompression all done at once with mine. And getting on about year
out now, I'm almost back to where I was. Still a bit stiff in some ranges of motion, but you almost can't tell unless you know what you're looking
for, and I have every hope that the flexibility I still lack will come back as I keep working out.