I bought a recliner! It's way better than pain meds
So I slept nearly through the night for the first time in almost 2 months! Lazy Boy with memory foam. Woke up the next morning and could say it is worth every penny I paid.
Of course, right before the 2nd surgery, I ordered all new living room furniture, not one piece of which was a recliner.
I don't even care it is so much better, really has relaxed all the muscles in my neck and shoulders.
ICE ~ Everything in moderation except ICE`` when in doubt ICE ` when not in doubt ICE
ICE ICE ICE ~ everything in moderation except ICE ! :lol:
When in doubt :confused: = ICE
When not in doubt = ICE
Never under-estimate the value of ICE with surgery on hips and especially shoulders ? RC
No need to ask ME how I know :lol::lol::lol:
I had a surgery on both shoulders
The first one was just a clean out, scrape and grind since my bone were inpinging on the muscles and tendons.
The second was a labrum repair. The labrum is the rubber band type muscle/tendon that keeps the ball in the shoulder socket. Out of 360*, I tore 270*, trying to catch a gate that was blowing open in a windstorm.
The surgeries were only 4 weeks apart, I wasn't finished with the first rehab before I tore the second shoulder up.
PT has been very challenging, and the thing that is the most frustrating, is how fast I lost all my strength. Just now starting strength work and I feel pitiful and weak.
Both the surgeon and the PT folks say I'm ahead of the curve, just doesn't feel like it.
My surgeon is a foxhunter himself, so he understands what I need to be able to do when I heal and has prescribed as much PT and as many therapeutic devices as my insurance will pay for, so that's a huge help.
He keeps telling me to be patient.
I asked him if there was a pill for that.