Slight tear with bursitis. Update

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  1. ed629

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    Thanks, I really mean that. I also appreciate the prayers as well. But I will admit that I did picture you praying by saying "Please God, help that worthless bastard Ed....".
    I was talking to my sister, and she's had two surgeries, one to have her gall bladder removed and wisdom teeth removed. She said sorry of the same, that she was confused and groggy when she woke up. And she forgot why she was there and moved too quick after having her gall bladder removed, which hurt.
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    I had half of my stomach/gall bladder/some of my intestines removed. The gave me morphine for a few days so that helped the pain quite a bit. I'm sure they will give you some form of pain killer for your post operative healing. Getting the staples taken out of my cut area was not fun though! The doctor just got some pliers and started yanking them out. The Iraq was going full-bore in 2004 and when I was wincing a little from the pain and she was not showing any pity to my "low pain tolerance" as she called it. :garamet: She probably just got back from the sandbox where the injuries were pretty nasty so she didn't want to hear any complaining.
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    The doctor gave me a prescription for percocet, keflex, and something for nausea and anti inflammatory. He also gave me one for aspirin, but that I can buy OTC, he's having me take that to prevent blood clots. The prescription is so they have a record of it.
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    oh wow "moving too quickly after getting her gall bladder removed" reminds me of possibly the stupidest thing I've ever done. After my vasectomy (I was in the army at the time) the hospital put me on a month long or so "PT at my own pace" profile and warned me to take it easy. But a couple of days after the procedure not only did I do PT but I took a PT test and went all-out to score above a 270 (out of a possible 300 max) so I could renew my not having to do PT at all incentive reward you get for scoring above a 270. You get to sleep in and just show up for work at 7:45 instead of showing up for PT at 5:30 - that's awesome! But if I didn't get that 270 I'd be stuck doing 5:30 PT until the next PT test which was months away. The hell with that!

    So I scored above 270 and felt fine afterward. But the next morning.........wow. :weep:I had to give my post-vasectomy semen sample to make sure no sperm were getting through.
    I was ejaculating blood which, apparently, is not the intended result! :lol: I had epididymitis which is inflammation of the nut plumbing basically. :no: YOWZA talk about some pain - I was on Tylenol 3 with codeine for a few days but still had to teach students because I was an electronics instructor. Not a fun time to say the least!

    But I got to sleep in every day (doing PT on my own how & when I wanted) instead of rolling around in wet grass at 5:15 AM! :yes:
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    Remember the words of the wise doctor:

    Patient: Doctor, it hurts when I do this...

    Doctor: Don't do that.
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  6. Dayton Kitchens

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    How are you feeling @ed629 ?
    Hope all is well or at least headed in a positive direction.
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    Went in to have the surgery, had my vitals taken. My blood pressure was a higher than they would have liked. Not high, but just enough that the doctor was concerned about swelling and pain afterwards, more about swelling than anything. It dropped slightly, but he felt it should be lower. It was 148/90, a few days before it was 127/83.

    So went to see my doctor to get it checked. Looking over my previous readings, it was averaging around 130/80, as low as 117/73. And the highest was when I went in to have the surgery. Talking to my doctor, BTW who is gorgeous (female) she did say that the things that could have raised my blood pressure were anxiety/nervousness/lack sleep/pain. All of which if I was feeling, I was feeling anxiety and stressed over the surgery. My shoulder is in pretty much constant pain, the pain and pain caused by rolling over and moving when sleeping wakes me up. I probably wake up 5-6 times a night or more from the pain when I move or roll over. And it takes anywhere from 5-20 minutes to fall back asleep. And another thing too that I didn't even consider. Since I couldn't eat or drink after midnight, but was told to hydrate the day before. I drank a lot of water, which can cause blood pressure to rise.

    Was prescribed a low dose of medication. I've been checking it several times a day. It's averaging about 130/75. But I do remember that even when I was in my teens, I was around there low 130's over mid 70's.

    The shoulder pain is still constant, the past few days the weather has made it a throbbing pain.

    Hopefully I can get it over with soon. However I did manage to change out the brake pads on my car, pretty much one handed today. The pads were down to about 2 mils, so couldn't put it off.
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    Good luck. I wouldn't be doing stuff like changing brake pads even if you can do it one handed but if it had to be done I guess it had to be done.

    Again, good luck
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    Thanks.

    Probably not the best idea, but I'm bored as hell, do anything right now is a good distraction and it was something to do.

    Several of the guys I work with will get in Xbox and play online with each other. I've played with them a few times, but I'm not a gamer at all. I'll play games, but get bored pretty quickly. Some of them can play all day long, for 2 days in a row. I'll play for an hour and get bored. One thing I can do at all is mow the lawn. Which is something I sort of enjoy.

    It wasn't that hard to do. I have an air compressor and an impact wrench, so getting the tires off and on is easy. I did need to use impact wrench to get the caliper bolts off, but it wasn't a big deal either. The hardest part was getting the tires back on the lugs. I did that by rolling the tire to the car, then lifting with my good arm and using the bad to guide the tire. Finished by using the torque wrench one handed.
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    How have things gone this last week?
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    hopefully well! I know so many people with shoulder problems from (mostly) military PT/sports injuries and you are never out of the woods completely with shoulder injuries, and it's difficult to "train around" them since we use our shoulders in nearly everything we do.
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    Ok I guess, no changes. My surgery is in there weeks. Until then nothing much. Just waiting for it. After that therapy and then back to work.
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    Three weeks. Seems like a long time but I assume they know what they're doing. Keep us updated. As always, good luck.
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    It is, that was the next available date. I would have liked an earlier date, but oh well.
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    Had the surgery this morning, was told it went well. But there was a lot of scar tissue that was cleaned out.

    When I woke up from the anesthesia I was talking about hungry ducks and if I could keep the pennies they took out of my shoulder. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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    Glad to hear its over. Good luck and have a very successful recovery.
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    Thanks. next step is physical therapy.
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    those pennies are already spent! Day late and fractions of a dollar short on that buddy. I hope those stupid ducks didn't eat them!
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    :yes: Simba agrees!

    How're you holding up?
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    Doing pretty good, got out of the house today. Drove for 30-40 minutes, that was great, been missing just getting out. I have soreness after each round of passive movement therapy. Some moderate here and there. Found out I only sleep well if I take the pain medication. I have been sleeping on a recliner. That was advised, or using an inclined cushion. But... I. AM. SO. FUCKING. BORED.

    But I'm still sleeping on a fairly decent schedule, which other people I work with didn't do if they were out for injuries. I go to bed around midnight, and I'm up around 7 in the morning. Some of the other guys wound up staying up until 4-5, sleeping until noon.
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    Surprisingly I haven't had too much pain. The nurse that was assigned to me told me I was going to have a of of pain. I did take the percocet a few times when it did get a bit bad. It did make me feel a lot better pain wise, but it made me stupid. I'd stare at the NetFlix/Vudu/CBS menu for an hour just trying to decide what to watch.
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    so you turned into my wife? :unsure: What kind of Twilight Zone shit is that? :shock:
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