Sunday, July 7, 2019

Shoulder pain and recovery

Two weeks ago. Hubby was poking at the fire breaking up the coal to add more wood 
He felt a twang in his arm and thought nothing of it 
Ten minutes later a huge “egg” appeared on his bicep.  
The next day it had bruised so off he went to see the doctor. 
Luckily he did. As his bicep had been ripped and needed surgery to repair it 

And he only had two weeks to get it done or it wouldn’t be able to be done at all

Many years ago. He had his rotator cuff repaired but it never really healed properly 
And it had caused the muscles in the back of his shoulder to tear as well 
So while he was under the surgeon fixed all that as well 

On Thursday off we went to the hospital and watched him go off to surgery 
The nurse told me he would be gone for hours and said I should just go home and ring in about five hours. 

It did take a while and I finally was able to speak to him about six hours later 
He was supposed to stay two nights. But he really wanted to come home and as he had been so good. The doctor agreed 
So Friday he I picked him up and I’ve been looking after him since 

It’s going to be a long recovery 
Six weeks of not moving his arm and six months of not lifting very much at all 

This is not going to be a pleasant experience for any of us 
He is not a good patient and keeping him from doing things is going to be harder than keeping Trixie from jumping around 

But needs must and he will do as he is told or else! 

Right now he is in quite a bit of pain but he says it is better today 
Hopefully by the time his pain meds finish he will only have slight pain that he can cope with drug free 

So that’s what I’ve been doing 
Hope you are all well and good 
See ya xx


  1. Yikes, what a thing to happen. Glad the surgery all went well. Courage for the next 6 weeks, and loads of patience!

  2. Thanks for the information. I too have shoulder pain and this helped me understand the physiology of the shoulder. My wish for you is PATIENCE!!
    Myra, from Winnipeg, Canada

  3. Hopeful all comes out well, wish all speedy recovery.
    Coffee is on

  4. Good luck with your patient. Tell him he does need to behave and follow instructions or otherwise he could end up with worse issues. Shoulders are hard joints to heal, and you have to be gentle with them.

    I hurt my rotator cuff a few years ago so I sympathise - it is a nasty old pain.

  5. I've had two rotator cuff repairs and one partial shoulder replacement. My surgeon told me stories of people who felt so much better that they thought they were well and took their arms out of the sling, only to not only go back to where they were, but to be even worse off because the surgeon had completely severed and reattached the cuff.

    1. Oh my. See. You kinda have to listen to the surgeon. The do know what they are talking about

    2. I don't meant to be flip when I say that some do, some don't. Before I would trust any surgeon, I check his or her ratings on multiple sites.

    3. Saw the surgeon yesterday to have staples removed and he said the same thing. So I’ll be keeping a close watch on him to make sure he doesn’t do anything. Thanks for your advice xx

  6. What a thing to happen.
    I wish him as speedy a recovery as possible.
    Sending positive thoughts and healing thoughts …

    All the best Jan