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    Default On Recovery

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    Patience, grasshopper.

    Had my right shoulder replaced Tuesday. Oxy, Tylenol, antiinflammatories, yada yada. 6 month recovery before I'm allowed to go back fulltime.

    Lessons learned, again:

    1. Take the drugs, tough guy.
    2. Be patient. 10 pounds is a lot of weight sometimes.
    3. It's hard to ask for help. Do it anyway. The XO has been wonderful throughout.
    4. You can get by with a little help from your friends:

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    I sleep sitting more or less upright in the living room. I rescued the little one, and she watches over me every night.
    Warrior for the working day.

    Es una cosa muy seria. --Robert Capa

    "...I ride the range in a Ford V8...Yippy Yi Yo Ki Yay." --Johnny Mercer

    "What cannot be remedied must be endured."

    355. And a wakeup.

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    Rehab bands and Indian clubs can help your shoulder strengthen and your mobility

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    Thanks. I'll pick some up.

    Recommendations?
    Last edited by Papa; 11-09-2019 at 10:44 AM.
    Warrior for the working day.

    Es una cosa muy seria. --Robert Capa

    "...I ride the range in a Ford V8...Yippy Yi Yo Ki Yay." --Johnny Mercer

    "What cannot be remedied must be endured."

    355. And a wakeup.

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    I’d help you bro, I’m too far...
    Nothing says Fuck You like a shotgun.....

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    You are helping. Thanks.
    Warrior for the working day.

    Es una cosa muy seria. --Robert Capa

    "...I ride the range in a Ford V8...Yippy Yi Yo Ki Yay." --Johnny Mercer

    "What cannot be remedied must be endured."

    355. And a wakeup.

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    Petting your pooch does a lot for Range of Motion:)

    geezer john

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    I used a chain link fence for some of my shoulder therapy the last time I broke and shattered stuff. Would have my fingers crawl up the fence and slowly worked up higher and higher. The bands were good too. Go to physical therapy.

    Let me know if you need any help moving anything around, can swing by after work or on weekends.
    The government selectively enforces laws, so I selectively follow them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_k View Post
    I used a chain link fence for some of my shoulder therapy the last time I broke and shattered stuff. Would have my fingers crawl up the fence and slowly worked up higher and higher. The bands were good too. Go to physical therapy.

    Let me know if you need any help moving anything around, can swing by after work or on weekends.
    Good tip.

    Once I get the go ahead from the doc we can round up the usual suspects and move some lead around...
    Last edited by Papa; 11-09-2019 at 06:21 PM.
    Warrior for the working day.

    Es una cosa muy seria. --Robert Capa

    "...I ride the range in a Ford V8...Yippy Yi Yo Ki Yay." --Johnny Mercer

    "What cannot be remedied must be endured."

    355. And a wakeup.

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    Don't hesitate to call/text me for backup or support. If I can't, I'll bug Brent or Kilo Kranz. Hugs for the XO, I'm sure she'll need some with such a "good (impatient) patient".
    Stick with the PT for as long as you can. BTW, Jim Cooper is having his left shoulder done on 11/13. Had so much fun doing the right side, he decided to have a matched set...remember, his XO is a nurse - poor fellow...no whining

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    Roger all that and thanks.

    Tell Jim to get the Stakeout upgrade package.

    Get some, Devil Dogs! Redleg, you out there?
    Warrior for the working day.

    Es una cosa muy seria. --Robert Capa

    "...I ride the range in a Ford V8...Yippy Yi Yo Ki Yay." --Johnny Mercer

    "What cannot be remedied must be endured."

    355. And a wakeup.

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