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Old 07-25-2009, 09:18 AM   #1
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Shoulder surgery sucks

I recently had surgery for a torn ligament, it sucks. Now I am unable to do anything around the house that involves my 2 arms. I am also off of work until December which sucks even more. I was just curious if any body else has been through this. I don't know which would be worse, shoulder or leg surgery.
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:47 AM   #2
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Yeahp, I had ankle surgery last year where they had to screw it back in place then put a bunch of wires in to hold it in place. I sat around for four weeks not able to do anything. It sucked because it happened during baseball and I completely missed the season.
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:38 AM   #3
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I had neck surgery in may to fuse a couple of bad discs, got a titanium plate with 3 screws. I haven't been able to lift more than 20lbs or work on my jeep since then. Really sucks!
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Old 07-25-2009, 12:22 PM   #4
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Sorry for your bad luck bud. Hope you heal up fast.
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Old 07-25-2009, 01:16 PM   #5
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off work till December?!
Damn! Good luck with the healing process
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Old 07-25-2009, 03:38 PM   #6
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Having never had shoulder surgery, it would be hard for me to compare it to surgery on a lower extremity..........but having reconstructive surgery on my left leg/ankle/foot definitely sucked. The wheelchair, crutches, 9 different casts from battlefield to post-surgery hardboot, the constipation from the narcotics, the sleepless nights, the sleepless days, over a year of physical therapy only to be told I could no longer perform my job, then medical retirement from the Army with a BIG chunk of your taxes.

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Whoa, that is longer than I expected you to be down for. That's another reason I doubt I'll ever have surgery to repair my shoulder's torn rotator cuff. Wow, December... well, hang in there.
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Rotator cuff is what I went in for, but they ended up working on multiple other things instead. Torn ligament, spur on my bone, arthritis, and a couple other things that I don't remember. Doc says that he does not want to push it, so that he doesn't have to re-repair it. I take his side on that. But I want to thank the well wishers, and cavediverjc, thanks for giving up your freedom of movement for our country.
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I want to thank ...... cavediverjc, thanks for giving up your freedom of movement for our country.
It was an honor and a privilege.

Take it easy, listen to the Doc, and get healed.
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:59 PM   #11
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Thanks again, no work and no play makes me go nuts.
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