A few prayers if you wouldn't mind.

Discussion in 'Help From Above' started by carmantx, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. carmantx

    carmantx Never Surrender

    I have a complete rupture of my subscapularis and dislocated bicep.

    If your not a doctor, and I'm sure not, I fell on my shoulder, and the front tendon and muscle the hold the front of the shoulder is completely severed, and my bicep tendon is dislocated. Surgery is required, and 6 months to a year of rehab to get motion and strength back. I scheduled surgery for mid April.

    Not worried about it, surgery should take about an hour, outpatient. Doc says I need to forget working on the Buicks for many months. I will be able to work and travel, and it will be able to continue my Quadrajet business after a couple of weeks off. I need to make sure I don't rush it and let myself heal up. That's the hard part.

    Thanks all for reading. I really appreciate it.
  2. hwprouty

    hwprouty Platinum Level Contributor

    Good luck and heal quick. I have delayed surgery for a torn labrum in my shoulder, 6 weeks down time is hard to accept.
  3. xplantdad

    xplantdad Newbie with Buicks!

    Mark, Get better soon!
  4. elagache

    elagache Platinum Level Contributor

    Best of luck coming back. (Re: A few prayers if you wouldn't mind.)

    Sorry Mark for your painful miseries,

    Hope you are able to bounce back as best as one can!

    Cheers, Edouard
  5. Buickone

    Buickone Founders Club Member

    Hope you can heal good Mark! Looks like you've been busy lately and that will be hard to stop. Healing up takes time!
  6. ragtops

    ragtops Gold Level Contributor

    Best luck Mark. I have had both shoulders operated on and my left bicep now has only one connection, too badly torn and location of tear, just had to cut it loose. Guess it is a monocep :laugh:

  7. 64 skylark mike

    64 skylark mike Well-Known Member

    Best wishes Mark, prayers sent your way.
  8. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Best of luck to you!!! In January 2012 I fell and broke my knee cap and I feel your pain! It was a long hard recovery for me but I came out stronger than I ever have been. I took the opportunity to get in the best shape of my life and stay that way! hang in there and I am sure your great family will help you through!

    be sure to keep us posted and e-mail me anytime buddy!!!
  9. gsman66

    gsman66 Only in Texas....

    Thoughts and prayers for a successful surgery & speedy recovery!

    Assuming you fell sometime after we saw you at Temple?
  10. Doo Wop

    Doo Wop Where were you in '62?

    Prayers and good thoughts sent your way. Be well.
  11. carmantx

    carmantx Never Surrender

    Steve, I fell in January, and have been in therapy and still hurt to move my arm, so finally got MRI done and found out how bad it was messed up. After 3 months already of this, I'm ready to get it fixed.

    Thanks everybody. always appreciated.
  12. 66BulldogGS

    66BulldogGS Platinum Level Contributor

    Hope for a speedy recovery Mark.

    My step dad did something similar a year or so ago. His surgery was short like yours should be. It was sure difficult trying to keep him from using that arm. He is a carpenter by trade, so he kinda needs both arms. It was tough for him, but he did well and followed the doctors instructions. His arm is good now as far as I know. He got his full range of motion back and doesn't have any pain anymore. So I would call it a success.
  13. cstanley-gs

    cstanley-gs Silver Mist

    Im not a very religious guy Mark, but I'll be thinking about you and hoping for a speedy recovery!
  14. 69GS400s

    69GS400s ...my own amusement ride!

    Ditto - Heal Quickly and do what the Dr's say ... something like that needs the proper time to heal correctly
  15. 401nailhead65

    401nailhead65 Wicked NAILHEAD


    Good luck with the surgery hope you get better soon
  16. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    Prayers for and your doctor and other caregivers
  17. jamyers

    jamyers 2 gallons of fun

    Man, I'm sorry to hear this! I'm just now getting over a tear in my right shoulder's rotator cuff, thankfully I didn't need surgery - just PT. Now I know where the PT guys get their reputation as sadists, there were a couple of times that I'd have told them whatever they wanted to know :shock:. All that to say that I sympathize with you HUGELY!

    I'll definitely be praying for you and your family! Hope everything goes well, please keep us posted. :beer
  18. finitebidder

    finitebidder Well-Known Member

    Prayers lifted up for you Mark ! I have faith that you will come out just fine.

  19. Mapearso

    Mapearso Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear. Best wishes for a fast and complete recovery.

    The procedure is pretty straightforward -- I have two friends that ruptured their bicep tendon and both are 100% now. My brother-in-law tore his shoulder tendon and he too is back to normal now.

    Just be patient, don't push too hard too fast and make sure to do your rehab to regain strength and range of motion.

    BTW I understand your pain and frustration -- I am right now recovering from tearing my hamstring tendon off of my sitbone so I know how much it sucks to not be able to do pursue your hobby.
  20. tkingmo

    tkingmo Silver Level contributor

    My prayers for your full recovery Mark and for guidance and wisdom for the doctors and PT. Jesus is Lord.

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