Rotator cuff surgery tomorrow

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by OHC JOE, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. Waterboy

    Waterboy Well-Known Member

    Hey Joe,
    I went to my 4th therapy, (torture), session today. When are you going? It's FUN!!! So far I had Julie once. She is an evaluator. Very cute. Very fit. The last 3 times I have had Brianna. Also very cute and very fit. Blonde hair and blue eyes too. That is very unusual in South Florida. The therapist next to us is also real cute! Sure helps to have hot babes around during torture. I am now a weather forecaster! Brianna asked me how my weekend was. I told her terrible. My shoulder hurt ALL weekend. (It was cloudy and stormy all weekend too.) She said, "Congratulations. You are now a weather forecaster." I told her I had a buddy who has arthritis. He says he can tell when a storm is coming or the weather is getting ready to change. I never believed him. She pointed around the room and said, "Ask any of the patients." "They all had aches this weekend."
    We began with the usual scar massage. I told her I had a stitch sticking out. The doctor said all my stitches were inside. This one just showed up right out of the middle of my incision. It's about an inch long and feels like fishing line. I asked her what I should do? Cut it? Pull it out? What? She said, "Leave it alone!" "When you see your doctor tell him." After the scar massage, yes, it is fun, we did the usual. Stretch my arm in every direction it doesn't want to go. After that I do more forced stretching on my own. I think I can "fake" the full beer can over my head! She has me put my hands on the bed in front of me. Then I slide the 4 wheel stool I am on out from the bed causing my arms to stretch straight over my head, just horizontally. I think I could hold a beer and photo chop the bed out of the picture.
    While I'm doing this I'm watching this well built, ( as in a PE teacher or something), early 50 year old lady stretching bungee cords. Sure wish I could do that! Then I'm watching her stand against the wall with her back. She then moved her arms straight out, then straight up, then horizontally straight out, and then back down again. I told her, "I sure wish I could do that." She said, "I'm progressing well." "This is just 3 months after surgery!" WHAT??? 3 months and you can lift your arm up!!! I must be expecting toooooo much! I guess maybe I need an attitude adjustment. More beer please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Where ever you are Joe, stay warm. It's cold in my opinion down here.
    PS... Your pictures of the car show last weekend, I saw people in shorts and T-shirts. Where are you?
    PSS... The pictures of your dad's engine compartment were AWESOME!!!
     
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  2. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE BUILDIN A 1970 GSX CLONE

    Hahahahaha that's funny stuff waterboy
    I'm in southern California.
    Hey no cheating on the picture of the beer over your head.
    I'm barely on my second week no nothing for at least six weeks so I'm just waiting.
    I can move my elbow and hands good now. But the slight twitch of the shoulder and forget about it...
    Thanks for pops engine comment..
     
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  3. Waterboy

    Waterboy Well-Known Member

    Dear Joe,
    What do I want to write today? You might want to get "the moderators" to delete this post. I went to my favorite torture specialist this morning. She said I was going to be doing new exercises because I am making progress.
    First, I get there and she does the usual. Massage the scar. Then she asked me to wear a looser shirt on Friday. Dang, I wish I could ask her to wear a looser shirt!!! I'll bet I wouldn't even realize I was feeling pain. (John, you are drooling again.) She said she is "really going to massage my scar." While she's massaging my scar she asks, "So how was yesterday?" I quoted a bible verse, "I have done what I ought not to have done." She looked sternly at me and said, "What did you do?" I told her I was tired of sitting around, so I did gardening. I raked, I scuffle hoed, I planted seeds and seedlings, and I mowed the front yard with a walk behind lawnmower. I really didn't tell her all that because she didn't want to hear it. She said, "Do you really want to have reconstructive surgery!"
    Dang, this cute little blonde can be feisty! At least I had the neighbor pull the rope on the mower to start it.
    The new exercises.... just forget I mentioned them. I go to leave and she says, "You're going to be sore this afternoon." She didn't lie! If you go for a drive with your Dad can you pick me up another 18 pak. This one went way to fast!
    Check this out................ The PT keeps asking me when my next doctor visit is. So I visit the doctor's office next door. I ask them when my next doctor's appointment is. She tells me, "It should have been yesterday, but your insurance is inactive." WHAT!!! I told her, "Well that's weird because it works next door at the PT office!" The dumb B plays with her computer and all of a sudden my insurance is good again. FOOLS!!! So I see the doc tomorrow.
    I hope you're good!!!!!!!!!
    John :)>

    PS... My arm was straight above my head at least 20 times today for 5 seconds a time. If my right arm pulls it up there on the pulley rope thing. OUCH!!!
    I'm going to duct tape a beer can to the back of my hand.
     
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  4. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE BUILDIN A 1970 GSX CLONE

    That great John
    Now a pic with the blonde would be the icing on the cake Sir
     
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  5. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    X2... I might be the only one reading every response on this thread and laughing along with you two, but we're gonna need some proof of the existence of these PTs and helpers, John....just ask for a group photo for your facebooks to show all your family who's helping you along :D.......
     
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  6. hwprouty

    hwprouty Platinum Level Contributor

    I'm following myself!
    And my experience with the PT girls was just like Johns..... Hot Hot Hot!!
     
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  7. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE BUILDIN A 1970 GSX CLONE

    Shoot I'm going to end up with some big ol mean Latina chick just you watch.
     
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  8. hwprouty

    hwprouty Platinum Level Contributor

    Yes you are Joe! LOL!
     
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  9. Waterboy

    Waterboy Well-Known Member

    Lucas... I like your idea! If the "torture chamber" is kinda empty tomorrow I'll give it a try.
    Joe... I'll pray that you are just as lucky as me! Torture would be twice as bad if you were stuck with a big 'ole mean latina jerking on your.................... um, um, arm.
    So yesterday I drank a lot of beer. I believe an 18 pak + 2 tall cans for the drive home. (I was NOT driving.) My son picked me up and we went to my nephew's place to have a bonfire. On the drive up there I was thinking about you Joe. NOT like that. You already have some big 'ole mean latina wanting you! I was actually thinking about our predicament. We are opposites. You are young, and your Dad comes over and takes you for a drive. I am old, and my son comes over to get me out of the house. Thank God for both of them!!! Sometime around 8 PM I must have achieved a good enough buzz because I clearly remember feeling no pain in my shoulder. Felt soooo good!!! When we got home I had my son mount my new tool of torture. It is not as fancy as the one the therapists have, but it will do. I'll send a picture of it.
    So I woke up this morning still buzzed, but not buzzed enough to not feel the pain. Today is sucking. I haven't tried one single exercise. I did go to the doctors at 10:30. They took 2 X-rays. What a bummer! The doc showed me the X-rays and I left my phone in the truck. Bummer! He said he'd show them to me again in 4 weeks. I couldn't believe how BIG the plate was!!! It starts with the ball of my upper arm where it goes in the socket, and goes down about 6 inches along the inside of my upper arm bone. Lots of screws apparently holding all the tendons and muscles onto the plate. I told him I went through the scanner to get in the County Fair the other night and the scanner didn't beep. He said it is made out of titanium and about the same density as bone, so it shouldn't set the machine off.
    Good news, I guess... He said 2 more weeks with the "hateful" arm immobilizer. 3 more weeks of passive stretch exercising, and then your muscles will begin working on their own. Kinda like magic? I don't know.
    Here is a picture of my new "tool of torture." I am supposed to stand facing it and walk my fingers to the top. Hold my arm up there for 5 seconds and then do that 19 more times. Then face it sideways and do the same thing. Oh what fun!!! Talk to you all later......John IMG_5428.JPG PS... I almost forgot. My crazy nephew was telling me last night to get some medical marijuana. I thought, "My doctor is sooooo straight. There is no way I could ask him for that." So I come home and check my E-mail. Check out what the doctor's office sent me. I'm going to ask them about it tomorrow!!! IMG_5427.JPG
     
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  10. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    If you put a better beer up there, I think your recovery will move along much quicker, John :D;).........CBD is good stuff. I was getting it for my Grandma during her chemo and radiation treatments toward the end. Helped her pain a lot, without making her a "stoner".......It's nice that it's beginning to be accepted for the medicinal purposes it holds, and doctors aren't too uptight about it anymore. CBD will not get you "high" at all, it is purely just a pain reliever and works quite well.
     
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  11. Waterboy

    Waterboy Well-Known Member

    Lucas, I was going to put a better beer up there, but that's all that was in the recycle bucket today. Natural Light.......................... I used to drink RED Budweiser exclusively. My wife was b tching about how much beer I drank. I thought she meant money wise. So I switch to cheap a$$ beer. Turns out she meant quantity!
    Nothing changes.................. :)>
     
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  12. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    I was a Bud Diesel (what we call regular Budweiser) guy, too......after I hit 30 I switched to Bud Light. Can't quit eating, so had to cut calories somewhere!
     
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  13. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE BUILDIN A 1970 GSX CLONE

    Dam that's too funny
    The ultimate goal is that Natty light..
    Hope you get well soon John.
    I'm going to make a goal plaque like that.
     
  14. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE BUILDIN A 1970 GSX CLONE

    Lucas I never would think of you being a calorie counter...hahahaha that's great
    What's that beer Michelob ultra 90 calories or something
     
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  15. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Well, I just ate half a Little Caesars deep dish for lunch, so I don't pay too much attention :D..........
     
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  16. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Well, I just ate half a Little Caesars deep dish for lunch, so I don't pay too much attention :D..........

    Yeah... braised with CBD oil and dusted with "oregano"... :eek:

    Its time this country gets its' head outa the sand about this stuff. Its natural and it works... oil or otherwise. :rolleyes::rolleyes: ws
     
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  17. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE BUILDIN A 1970 GSX CLONE

    Yep my ol lady uses all those oils....
     
  18. Waterboy

    Waterboy Well-Known Member

    Good afternoon Joe,
    That's really a lie. My sweet torture queen did me good this morning. She told me she was going to concentrate on massaging my scar. I was hoping that would last longer so there would be less time for stretching exercises. I was wrong. The pulley thing is much easier. The finger walk up the wall is much easier. The arm wrestle stretch IS NOT GOOD!!! She has me lay on my back on the bed. (My favorite position.) Whoa!!! Where was that going... Then I take a dowel stick, place it in the palm of my left hand, and push my arm with my other hand like arm wrestling on your back. She says, "If it doesn't hurt, you are not doing it right." I must have been doing it right!!! My shoulder is very sore. I was just watching the clock waiting for 2 PM to pop a top. It is past 2 now. Aahhhhh!!!
    Lucas, this beer was a Busch beer. You probably heard the "shhhhhhhhh" go through your neighborhood.
    Yachtsmanbill..... You are always funny!!! I want the other half of Lucas' pizza after you doctored it up!
    Joe, What arm is messed up? My left is messed up. It makes driving a car messed up! If I open the door to far I can't reach to close the door. One day it was really windy at the therapist's office. I would close the truck door to the first notch, get in, and the wind would blow it fully open again. This happened 3 times! PITA!!! Wipers are on the left side too. It rained today. Turn signal??? This is South Florida. No one uses them. Oh well..... It's my old buddy Jack's 68th birthday today. I think I'll go over his garage and drink beer with him. It's only 10 houses away. Hope you all have a GREAT weekend!
    John
     
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  19. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    I do enjoy Busch Light......Gold tops are a little too thick for me, but still better than Natty Light :) Enjoy the beers and the company, John.
     
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  20. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE BUILDIN A 1970 GSX CLONE

    John my right arm is jacked up.
    As far as the door wife has been driving me around and I open the door sit inside then kick the bottom half of the door and it springs back shut..
    Have a great weekend
     

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