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#1 grnspot110 ONLINE  

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Posted January 23, 2014 - 04:07 PM

Had to make a trip for repairs yesterday, for me,that is!  My right shoulder has been giving me problems for some time & since surgery was  in order,  I had put it off all last summer. hoped to get it done last month, but it didn't work out until now.  Rotator cuff was torn over time, might not have helped it by carrying two 150# wheel weights or 35 gallon barrels of oil around 45 years ago or dragging fire hose around for 29 years.  Anyway, the damage was done!

 

After 2+ hour surgery & overnight stay, I'm home with a "shoulder stabilizer" sling for the next several weeks, physical therapy after 3-4 weeks.  Being right handed, working as a "southpaw" makes things difficult!  

 

We bought a new recliner last week, so I took the old one to the shop so I can spend time out there watching videos to get out of the house with the dogs!   :D

 

Had planned to restore the little 100 this winter, but it can wait.  have a neighbor who agreed to clear the drive if it snows more.  Plenty of wood split & dried for the shop stove, so things are pretty well covered except for the left-handed part!   :wallbanging:   ~~  Lowell

 

ps - for those who visit other sites that I do, please excuse the copy & paste, as I don't type "lefty" any better than I do anything else that way!  


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Posted January 23, 2014 - 04:23 PM

Sorry to hear you ha to go under the knife Lowell, but glad they got you all fixed up. Now you will have lots of time to get your GT therapy here at GTtalk!!


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Posted January 23, 2014 - 04:35 PM

When I was in PT there were a couple of guy who had surgery for the same thing.  They were young bucks.  I hope you have as good a PT asst. as I did.  Not only was she very good at her job, she was some good eye candy as well!  Hope you have a fast and successful recovery.


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Posted January 23, 2014 - 04:41 PM

When I was in PT there were a couple of guy who had surgery for the same thing.  They were young bucks.  I hope you have as good a PT asst. as I did.  Not only was she very good at her job, she was some good eye candy as well!  Hope you have a fast and successful recovery.

 

 

I had therapy on the same shoulder here a few years ago, hope I get the same girl this time, for your same reasons, nice person, good at her job & easy on the eyes!  ~~  Lowell,


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Posted January 23, 2014 - 04:43 PM

Hope all works out well for you and your shoulder repair.

 

You really find out how much your wife loves you when you can't do the things you normally do!


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Posted January 23, 2014 - 04:52 PM

You will be amazed how well you will learn to wipe with that other hand. Hang in there.
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Posted January 23, 2014 - 04:52 PM

I hope you have a speedy and painless recovery. This is a good opportunity to build your left hand coordination. It can be slow and frustrating but try something like darts left handed. In the long run you will be ahead. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted January 23, 2014 - 04:55 PM

So. once your recovery is far enough along, which gt are you going to convert from right hand hydro control to foot control? :D



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Posted January 23, 2014 - 04:59 PM

Probably won't be painless, but I can live with that!  After all, I had it worked on nine years ago to take some bone out were it was pinching nerves, same surgeon.  This time they did a "nerve block" yesterday at 2:30, couldn't feel or move my fingers till noon today!  ~~  Lowell


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Posted January 23, 2014 - 05:00 PM

So. once your recovery is far enough along, which gt are you going to convert from right hand hydro control to foot control? :D

 

Don' know!



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Posted January 23, 2014 - 05:09 PM

Get well soon Lowell. Do as they say in PT and you will be fine. Glad to hear the surgery went well.   Roger.


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Posted January 23, 2014 - 06:43 PM

Hope all heals well Lowell so you can get back in the swing of things.My doc told me aboat a month ago he thinks I have the same thing going on.I'm hopeing it will get better but it has only a little, can't pic my arm up over my shoulder.


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Posted January 23, 2014 - 06:59 PM

I had that coming this summer too. Just showed up all at once. Didn't treat, and now is mostly gone away. I can raise arm up again and get coat on better. Still feel it some, but lots better now. Not sure how/when I did it, but hope it stays away. Thinking it is mostly from spinning a forktruck steeering wheel fast all these years and we had been pretty busy last year.  Many say surgery never really clears it up and still have to watch the shoulder even after.

 

   Like the note on the "wipe" part. One year my Dad broke BOTH of his wrists and was in small casts.  Hello Mama! What fun!


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Posted January 23, 2014 - 07:26 PM

Glad to hear everything went well. I have had both shoulder joints replaced & I can't emphasize enough on how important PT is & NOT over doing it. My PT was constantly telling me to stop pushing myself. It will heal in it's own time with a good PT so guys do as your told on this one. Relax & enjoy this time of rest & healing.


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Posted January 23, 2014 - 07:51 PM

Get well soon, Lowell! Probably best time of year to get that done!


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