Rotator cuff surgery tomorrow

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

  1. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    You guys need to quit drinking the beer that you just "rent". No ButtWipers here; Man Up!! 40 minutes in the freezer and into a heavily frosted mug and a xanax... Call me in the morning... at 0400! ws

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  2. Waterboy

    Waterboy Well-Known Member

    I'd better write fast before my left arm locks up. Joe, your biggest buddy was punching my arm again!!! I went to my usual morning hangout today. Unfortunately I didn't get Brianna. I got real close to your big 'ole Latin girl, but it was a guy. I'll call him Pete, cause it rhymes with "beat" the crap out of my arm!!! Quite honestly I don't remember his name. Heck, I have trouble remembering what number of lifts I'm on. Pete was good, and bad. He was good because he massaged the muscle effected before and after each set. He was bad because he had a slight variation on the exercises compared to Brianna. His slight variation HURT! I'm doing real good, as far as pain is concerned, forcing my arm to raise sideways and straight forward above my head. What really hurts is putting my arm in the "arm wrestling position," 90 degrees, and FORCING it into the "you're losing the arm wrestling match" position. Holy crap that HURTS!!!! When it was time to leave Pete said, "You're going to have a wonderful afternoon." Believe me, that was sarcasm!
    On the bright side... Brianna did come over and visit with me several times, and once while I was doing the wall slides she said she was so proud of me. Whoopy!
    Some muscles are starting to work!!!!! I was putting on my socks this morning kneeling on one leg. Without even thinking about it my left hand grabbed the left side of my sock and helped my right hand pull it on. Surprised me big time! Also when Pete was bending my arm back, "the arm wrestling position," he said, "Push back." To my surprise my arm pushed back!
    Not a surprise.... My buddy made stuffed deer meat meatballs last night for the party. I love deer meat, but for some reason it gives me BAD gas!
    Brianna was probably lucky she didn't have me today!!! Every IMG_5438.JPG time Pete walked away to check on his other patient I'd let out a nice SBD. I don't think I got caught. :)>
    I miss working out with Brianna during the weekend, so I enlisted the help of Veronica. Picture enclosed..........................
     
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  3. Waterboy

    Waterboy Well-Known Member

    Dear Joe,
    Haven't heard from you in awhile. I hope you are doing well. I'm betting some serious boredom has set into your life at times, or frustration from NOT being able to do what we used to take for granted. Boy do I know!
    I just finished my 3rd week of torture. I've got good things, and bad things to tell you. First the bad...... The other people who have given their thoughts on our dilemma, because they have been through it, they were not lying. Pain... Holy Chit!!! Yes, you will feel pain when the specialists in torture get a hold of you. I have a really high tolerance of pain and I kinda blew off their comments. "They must be a bunch of cats." (The P word buddy!) "It can't be that bad." Oh yes it is, unfortunately. In my opinion, everyone is different I am sure, the torture chamber is only 40% of my pain. For me the BIG pain comes on about an hour after being pulled on, stretched, and ripped apart. I know you said you don't really like taking pain pills. I quit mine as soon as I could after surgery too. I sure am glad I saved them. Wednesday morning, after my torture session, I said, "F this!" I took a half a pill and chugged a beer. Much better, kinda. Then I thought I was pregnant. WHAT!!! I had "contractions" almost every 15 or 20 minutes for most of the morning. All the muscles in my upper arm and shoulder would contract up almost like a charlie horse. Very painful, but it would only last about 10 seconds or so. (LMAO!!! I just had my first "contraction" for today.)

    Sidebar: Did you ever hear the joke about the man telling the woman getting kicked in the balls is worse than having a baby. The woman says, "No way!" The man says, "After about a year the woman wants to have another baby." You NEVER hear a man say, "I'd like to be kicked in the balls again."

    Anyway, the more I drank Wednesday, the less often the contractions came. In conclusion, the baby is not ready yet. Thursday was a sore day too. I did my exercises. "Wall slides." I take my right hand and grab my left wrist, sliding it up the wall as far as I can. I do that 20 times, holding my arm as high as I can for 5 seconds. As you can clearly read, my left arm still has E.D. (Erectile dysfunction.) I don't see the "beer can challenge" happening soon. :)> Today I had Pete, again. I had him Monday too. He is tough on my arm! I crack this guy up!!! The more pain and torture they administer, the more I laugh. I had tears in my eyes from laughing so hard. This throws Pete off of his game and he starts laughing too. Sometimes he has to stop administering torture cause he's laughing so hard!
    I finished all of my torture treatments early today. In fact as I was finishing up my last exercise I was looking at the wall clock thinking, "Oh crap, I'm finishing to soon and Pete is going to make me do more stuff. Luckily NO. I guess they have a set regimen. Time for an ice pack and electrocution. Yay!!! In conclusion... Therapy is painful. Sorry. I'm not trying to turn you into a half a pill popping junky and a drunk. I have that covered for you. :)>

    The good news!!!!! "Things" are happening fast!!! (Not fast enough, but fast.) My range of motion is improving daily!!! The more I do, the more I can do.
    Tear jerker... I'm getting dressed Monday morning. I don't have my immobilizer on yet. I stop at the door, like every morning, to kneel on one knee as I frustratingly attempt to put my sock on with one hand. I look down and "Good for nothing", my left hand, had already grabbed the left side of the sock and was ready!!!! I about chit my pants! I did NOT tell, or try to use my left arm / hand. It was just there, like the old days. Wow!!! Things I can do now... I don't think my doctor would approve??? I can open the hood on my GS now. Sure wish the 2nd position on the latch worked better. I can reach, and turn on the kitchen faucet. I can do a lot of things that I could not do last week. I see the light at the end of the tunnel. It is very dim, but I see it! One piece of advice. The day after therapy you won't want to do anything! Do something. My shoulder feels a lot better doing the simple "finger walk" up towards my goal. The first 3 walks hurt, and it WILL NOT go up very far, but then the muscle relaxes and you can fully stretch out. It feels much better even though you won't want to do it.

    Wednesday was a beautiful day so I drove my car to the therapist. Picture included. If you are bored, try to figure out what is unique about my dashboard. No... not the broken speedometer. Dang 3:90 gears. Something is different and unique. Have a GREAT weekend Joe, and all you other busted up people!!! IMG_5440.JPG
     
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  4. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    John, thanks for making me laugh again while sitting at my desk at work. If I ever make my way back down to Florida, you and I are having a beer or 18. Likewise if you ever make it up here to Montana, I hope you look me up and we'll do the same thing. Joe already knows him and I are on that same agreement......
     
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  5. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Ya got wood? 2800 rpm at zero mph??? Yer gonna pull a hole shot! Nah, the gas gage is on full.:eek: Ive had both shoulders done and knees swapped out and get a kick outa yer therapy stories! Those broken bones wouldve put me over the edge. Ive never had a broken bone in my life, but have had 23 anaesthesia needed surgeries. I always try to hold off passing out... I counted backwards to 90 once! Enjoy the burn! ws
     
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  6. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE BUILDIN A 1970 GSX CLONE

    Hey John all is good
    Just bored like ya said
    Had an appointment the other day she said I can be out of the sling on Valentine's day and start some home excersises.
    Shoot I've been out of the sling for a couple of days now while relaxing on the couch drinking some beers and watching car related programs.
    Sleeping is still a pain in da ass
    It's a weird feeling not being able to lift your arm. I've been using my left hand to set my right arm on the couch arm rest.
    I've been doing a lot of squeezing a ball and that's help out a bunch the doctor was very impressed on my grip strength too.
    I'm waiting to start moving around again and getting stuff done before I head back to work.
    In the meantime my mind just thinks about all the stuff I should be doing.
    Have a great weekend.

    John is a guy I would definitely have a beer or 18 with Lucas you are right.
     
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  7. Waterboy

    Waterboy Well-Known Member

    Good morning guys. My shoulder is much better this morning! I had a real good day yesterday! Alcohol is a real good pain killer. I vacuumed my son's truck. I thought I'd be nice 'cause he's been letting me take his truck to go to therapy while mine is broken. Holy crap!!! I vacuumed the kid's car seats. They were filled with food. Then I vacuumed my car and washed it too. "Good for nothing" wasn't in his sling, but he didn't help either. Then I drove the Buick to Walgreens to get a fresh 18 pack of beer. Would you believe they carded me! It must be the "Just for men" grey coloring I use. I had to put my 18 pack on the ground to open the door. Good for nothing couldn't push the door button hard enough to open the door. (I never squeeze my ball thing at the end of my immobilizer.) Then I put my car away, drove my son's truck back to him, and we went to Jack's for the 5 o'clock funnies. Jack and Dan have been neighbors forever. They are best friends that argue about everything. They don't listen either! We go there every day to watch them argue. It was Friday, so there was a pretty good crowd that showed up. Everybody laughs at Jack and Dan arguing!!!
    I don't remember the rest of the night, but there is evidence. I woke up this morning and an empty half gallon of ice cream was on the kitchen counter along with an empty tin of cookies. I guess they were good.
    Tonight we are going to check out a car show we just heard about, and tomorrow morning is Cars and Coffee at the old Palm Beach Mall. I want to find more Buicks to attend my "South Florida Buick Get Together."
    Yachtsmanbill... Dang!!! 23 times you've been put under??? This was my first time being admitted to a hospital in my life, and I don't want to go back! You gotta stop falling off that big boat of yours when it's dry docked! :)>
    Lucas... Thanks for the invite! My family and I went through Montana about 15 years ago. What a beautiful state!!! We were on our way to a wedding in Idaho. My wife was driving when we crossed that state line. I was video taping her and kept asking her, "What state are we in?" She wouldn't say it even with the kids jumping up and down in the back of the van yelling, "Say it mom!!!" Such a simple word, "I da ho."
    Joe... Thanks for the invite too! You said you were in southern California. Also a very interesting place! My sister's husband was based out of Camp Pendleton for awhile. We went to the Mount Palomar Observatory. Dang was it hot there compared to being by the ocean!!! We went to the Le Brae Tar Pits too. That is a favorite of mine! Did the Duck boat ride around San Diego and the harbor. We also just happened to be at Grauman's Chinese theater for the premiere opening of Charlie's Angels. That was so cool seeing all these movie stars getting out of their limos and walking the red carpet! I almost bought a 70 Skylark with 3 on the tree while I was there. (1200 bucks!!!) A very rust free car, but it would have sucked driving 2 vehicles back to Florida. Bummer!!!
    I'm sending you all an invite to my Buick Get Together March 9th. Hopefully the weather will cooperate.
    Oh well, it's almost 9:30 on the east coast. I guess I'll walk around the property and check out my veggie gardens. At least my right hand is still good for picking weeds. Hope you all have a GREAT weekend!!!
    John
     
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  8. Waterboy

    Waterboy Well-Known Member

    Dear Joe,
    DON"T go to your 10th visit to the therapist. It's not good. Luckily I got Brianna this morning. (Sarcasm!) She tells me I have to do a performance review. WTF!!! I DON'T WORK ANYMORE!!!!! Her performance review of me sucked! (It was a hilarious morning!)
    First, she said she had 10 questions she wanted to ask me. Interesting??? Question 1: Can you take the top off of a bottle? Yes! Then I try to tell her what I can do.
    Brianna: NO, NO, NO!!! I don't want to know what you are not supposed to be doing! Question 2: Can you use a knife in your left hand? I'm thinking...... this beach is crazy! I told her, "Oh hell no." "Would you trust him!," and I flopped him around with my right hand.
    I had her laughing so hard I don't think she finished all the questioning.
    Next..... Oh chit. She tells me she is going to get a new tool. Oh yeah, baby! I wanted to say something sexy here. You know, all the positions she put me in. You will not like this tool. :)< It's one of those plastic things from middle school. She's going to measure degrees of movement. She stretched my my arm in places it hasn't been in a long time. 15 minutes of ouch!!! I was happy to do my stretching exercises. I'm almost finished and her 10 o'clock appointment canceled. So she decides to spend more time with me. I'm thinking, "Just let me go home, take my half a pain pill, chug a beer, and get on with today."
    So, she wants to see what I can do sideways. So you know what I mean? You will!!! She has me do the towel slide up the wall. You are perpendicular to the wall. I get my arm almost straight up sideways using my right hand to put it there. I'm leaning against the wall. She tells me I'm doing it wrong. She says, "Lower your shoulder." "You are lifting with your shoulder." I relax my shoulder and BAM!!! My whole arm came crashing down to my side!!! You should have seen the look on her face!!! I busted out laughing, and then she did. I think she was scared for a moment. It didn't hurt. After we stopped laughing She said, "I guess you can't do that."
    My friends are making fun of me..... We're at Jack's garage this afternoon drinking some beers. About 8 people. Dan's daughter asks me for a light. My left hand is in my pocket, and so is my lighter. I couldn't get my left hand out of my pocket. They all laughed at me!!! They kept calling me "Alligator hand." Dang, I have good friends!!!
    My son, grandson, and I had a good time today!!! We went to our favorite transmission guy, Jeff. We've known this guy for years. He is soooo nice to us, and cheap!!! He fixes transmissions and rear ends. We break transmissions and rear ends. We have to grow up some day, just not yet! So, you all know a Buick 2 speed is not a Chevy powerglide. Jeff said, "My parts guy says your chit is ancient." Is this a ST300??? Is that what it is? If it works good we'll let you know. He says it's going to BANG second. We shall see......
     
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  9. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    John, you NEVER did say what was unique about your dash board pic (toes tapping). ws
     
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  10. Waterboy

    Waterboy Well-Known Member

    Good morning Bill,
    The picture is not very good, but if you look in the far right side, where the clock should be, instead of a clock there is a picture of my wife, my oldest son, and me. When I restored my car, 30 years ago, I tried many times to get the clock working. It would work for awhile and then quit. So I put a "time capsule" picture in it's place. My oldest was 2, and I was a long haired hippy. Now I'm a bald old man that looks like a bum. :)>
     
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  11. OHC JOE

    OHC JOE BUILDIN A 1970 GSX CLONE

    Good morning
    Well I slept pretty good last night maybe it was all the brews I had last night celebrating my wife's 40th birthday at dinner.
    I get to start my own little exercises soon so we will see what happens.
    Have a great weeks guys
     
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  12. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Even with scrutanitificatin' I could hardly make it out! Wear that mug proudly! Bill

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  13. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    Bill, I think if you still looked like that 2nd pic and had a van with no windows, they wouldn't let you within 100 yards of a school.......or a Chuck E Cheese. :D:p
     
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  14. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    My... what a tangled web we weave! That was pretty Freudian pal! ws
     
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  15. 1972Mach1

    1972Mach1 Just some guy.....

    It's all good, Bill, just giving you crap haha...... my pops looked like that too in the 70s and 80s. Well, except he was bald on top and he's still rollin' the porn star 'stache to this day. He shaved it off once when I was 3 and they said I wouldn't go near him until it grew back. It's his trademark.
     
  16. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    No 'stache, shades, and black sox eh? My kinda guy; sorta. I just finished hogging out about 12-14 inches of snow. I woke up this morning with a bump on my head, and its gotten bigger. Ill put the vise grips on it later LOL. RESPECT THE RUST KID!

    Heres the Model T Ford cab heater from GOT SNOW. I was sweatin' me 'nads off:rolleyes: ws

    Theres nothing better than a good socialist.... Henry Ford 1934

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  17. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    Hey Bill, why are there swastikas on your cab heater?o_O
     
  18. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Ya know Larry, I dont know. Hmmm. Came that way from the PO. He was a Hells Angel in Chicago, and he gave me the blower for services rendered. It'll cook off probably sometime this winter. Just to be PC, theres no innuendo intended. I just never was concerned enough to remove them. ;) ws

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  19. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    No problem Bill:)
     
  20. Waterboy

    Waterboy Well-Known Member

    Joe,
    HAPPY 40th to your wife!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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