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NEW SHOULDER SURGERY DATE IS MON 11/23 !

Saturday, October 31, 2009

GOT MY NEW SURGERY DATE FOR MY SHOULDER--NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THE PAIN OF RECOVERY--BUT WANT THIS PAIN I HAVE NOW TO BE RESOLVED--I PRAY THAT IT TAKES AWAY ALOT OF PAIN FOR ME.. DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW LONG MY ARM WILL BE IN A SLING--ANY OF YOU WHO HAD ORTHO SURGERY ON YOUR SHOULDER/ROTATOR CUFF REPAIR/SPURS... HAVE YOU HAD SHOULDER SURGERY OR KNOW SOMEONE CLOSE TO YOU WHO HAS??? IT IS MY LEFT SHOULDER SO THAT IS ONE GOOD THING --AS I AM RIGHT HANDED--BUT WILL NEED THE RIGHT ONE DONE EVENTUALLY AND MY KNEES TOO--ugh
I HAVE OSTEO ARTHRITIS ALL OVER.. BEING SO HEAVY FOR SO MANY YEARS REALLY HAS DONE ITS DAMAGE ON MY BODY..I COULD USE SOME INSIGHT TO WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER MY SURGERY--LIKE HOW LONG DID IT TAKE FOR RECOVERY?? MY SURGEON TELLS ME EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT-I AM DIABETIC--BUT MY SUGARS ARE UNDER GOOD CONTROL NOW..
I HOPE THAT HELPS--AS WHEN IT WAS OUT OF CONTROL IT TOOK ME FOREVER TO HEAL FROM AN INFECTION OR SURGERY.
I HAVE GOTTEN SOME ADVICE FROM OTHERS A LITTLE--COULD USE SOME MORE--I GUESS I WILL NOT BE WEARING A BRA FOR A WHILE--MY BOOBS ARE NOT THAT BIG SO I CAN GET AWAY WITH IT AN DI FIGURE MY ARM WILL BE OVER THEM ANYWAYS lol SOMEONE TOLD ME TO MAKE SURE I HAVE BIG TOPS TO WEAR AND I HAVE ALOT OF THOSE--BUT I WAS WONDERING WHAT DO I DO WHEN I HAVE TO GO OUT TO THE SURGEONS FOR AN AFTER VISIT?? WHAT DO I DO WITH THE OPEN SLEEVE?? IT WILL BE DRAFTY I THINK--I HAVE THESE LITTLE QUESTIONS IN MY HEAD NOW THAT I AM DEFINITELY HAVING THE SURGERY--MY HEARRT IS HEALTHY--THE ONLY PROB I AM HAVING AT THIS TIME IS THAT I AM A LITTLE ANEMIC AND I HAVE TO SEE A GASTRO DOC AS MY POUCH (stomach after a Gastric bYPASS)
MIGHT HAVE AN ULCER IN IN--AND IT MAY BE A BLEEDING ULCER--OR THERE MAY BE ANOTHER REASON--SO I WILL PRAY ABOUT THAT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS WIHT THAT DOC ON 11/17--I MIGHT NEED A COLONOSCOPY AND AN ENDOCOPY.. BUT ONE DAY AT A TIME AS THEY SAY--I DO NOT WANT TO GET OVERWHELMED AND I KNOW THAT THE LORD IS WITH ME AND I HAVE ALOT OF FRIENDS PRAYING FOR ME..
GOD BLESS YOU ALL
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SUSIE SMITH FROM PA
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ps__ I FORGET TO MENTION THAT THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE SAME DAY SURGERY IN AT 5:30AM---SURGERY IS AT 7:30AM AND IF ALL LOOKS GOOD --I WILL BE HOME AROUND SUPPERTIME I GUESS--DEPENDS ON HOW I DO--I WILL BE GIVEN ANESTHESIA AND I WILL BE OUT LIKE A LIGHT--BUT IF MY BP IS NOT GOOD OR I HAVE A FEVER OR SOMETHING I WILL HAVE TO STAY OVERNIGHT.. SO PLEASE PRAY I DO NOT HAVE TO STAY--MY RESISTANCE IS LOW AND I DO NOT WANT TO STAY IN THE HOSPITAL--THO I HAVE MY FLU SHOT--I DID NOT GET THE SWINE FLU SHOT AND I DO NOT WANT TO GET THE SWINE FLU WHILE IN THE HOSPITAL..
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS
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  • LACEEJO11




    Keeping you in our prayers daily SusieQ!!

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    4267 days ago
  • SUSIEQQ62
    HAVE A GREAT THANKSGIVING EVERYONE// REMEMBER TO COUNT YOOUR BLESSINGS AND BE THANKFUL TO GOD FOR THEM ALL.. TYPING THIS IN KNOW AS ON MONDAY I WILL BE HAVING MY SHOULDER SURGERY AND DO NOT KNOW IF I WILL BE ABLE TO STAND SITTING AND TYPING AT THE PUTER AFTERWARDS.. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PRAYERS.. I CANNOT WAIT TO GET THE SURGERY OVER WITH AND BE ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY!
    I HAVE HAD SEVERAL SURGERIES IN THE PAST 9 YRS--SO I AM USED TO BEING POKED AND PRODDED--lol--
    GOD BLESS ALL MY SPARK BUDDIES.

    SUSIE SMITH FROM PA
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    4267 days ago
  • GINNYL5
    susie, I will be praying for you. I know God is able to get you through this surgery. I will pray he will take away any aprehension you may have. Actually I thought your surgery was for this past Mon. and I have been praying. Nevertheless, I will continue to pray for the upcoming surgery. Keep looking up. Ginny
    4269 days ago
  • DORIS0706
    Hi Susie,

    I will keep you in my prayers, good luck with the surgery.
    4287 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Best wishes on your upcoming surgery!!
    4287 days ago
  • BUCKLEN81
    I have not had surgery but will be thinking of you and praying for you. My son had ortho. surgery on his hip and he did fine. No major problems, just some rehab exercising after. His was to try to prevent him needing a hip replacement at a young age after a car accident. They cleaned up the hip and removed a very big spur. Thoughts are with you from a fellow pennsylvanian!! emoticon
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  • SONORAGIRL
    Since I just had shoulder surgery on October 19th, I can tell you all about it. My son also had shoulder surgery the end of September so I have his perspective too. I went in at 8:30 am, surgery was at 10:00 am, lasted 1 hour, and I left the hospital at 2:00 pm. With my son it was the same time span. Oh, I better let you know our ages too, I am 50 yrs and my son is 28 yrs. I wore elastic waist gym shorts, a sports bra and a loose fitting shirt with big short sleeves, and slip-on shoes. My hair was in a cute french braid since I knew I couldn't wash it for awhile. Since I have a slight heart murmur, and leaky valves and pulmonary hypertension, my heart and lungs were monitored extra well. I got into a gown, was given an IV, some anti-nausea medication and a sedation medication. I scooted upon a big bean bag in the surgery room and next thing I knew I was waking up with a cryo cuff/sling on. The cryo-cuff is a device that fits over your shoulder and gets filled with ice cold water, it feels like heaven on your shoulder, I hope you get one of those things. (Also I was worried whether the sling would fit me and it comes with a lot of extension pieces that velcro into place) The tear in my rotator cuff was so small that it didn't need repair, but I did get the shoulder scoped out and flushed to remove lots of arthritis from the socket and a big bone spur was removed as well. I did get very nauseated so we had to wait awhile before I could have the pain medication, we finally added another half a bag of IV fluid and put more anti-nausea medication into that and it did the trick. I was able to leave wearing the clothes I arrived in as well as my sports bra! A couple hours later I did throw-up because I was still nauseated and felt dizzy from the ride home, but it made me feel much better, however I did have to shower but I used the spray nozzle so I didn't get my shoulder wet. I found that the pain medication makes me feel light-headed and dizzy so I switched to Aleve during the day and only take the stronger stuff at bedtime. I wore the cryo-cuff which has a sling attached for three days, then I could remove it the bandages and shower as I only had steri strips on my 4 holes. Oh, the surgery was done laproscopically, which makes recovery all that much quicker. Things have gone real well, lots of people praying for me. I started driving a few days ago too. The doctor put me off work for one month. I continue to wear sports bras and loose clothes, it helps especially since it was my right shoulder operated on, and dressing is a little tricky still.

    Now my son had his rotator cuff repaired, about a nickel size tear, but it was done lapriscopically too. However, he is still in a sling because he has a screw in his shoulder. Also he had stitches holding his holes together so he couldn't shower for 12 days, until the stitches were removed. He returned to college a week and a half after surgery, but will have to continue to wear the sling for awhile. He doesn't return to work until January. I wasn't given a sling to wear at all except the part that attached to the cryo cuff, so sometimes my arm and shoulder gets tired especially if the chair I'm sitting in doesn't have arm rests.

    Anyway it wasn't as bad as anticipated. One more important thing, eat very light the day before surgery and the day or two after, it makes a big difference in how you feel. My son ate big and ended up throwing up for an entire day after the surgery which isn't fun when you have stitches.

    My surgery is only going to make my shoulder about 50% better, I will need a complete shoulder replacement in the future.

    Good luck to you and send me a note as to how you do. Take Care!

    4288 days ago
  • GRAMMAP1
    Bless you Susie. Surgery can be a bit scary and the flu epidemic doesn't give much confidence either. God will take care of you. Is anything too hard for Him? We pray all will go well with the surgery, and if it is like my knee surgery in May, the relief from pain makes it all worth while. Praying concerning that possible ulcer as well. Hugs, Jane
    4288 days ago
  • DONNYE2008
    A friend of mine is scheduled for that type of surgery...I'll try to post his progress.

    Good Luck!!
    4288 days ago
  • LOULOUBELLE2
    Hi Susie, I have had the surgery so will send you a e-mail........
    My surgery was just a year ago, so my answers to any of your questions will be fairly up to date.
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    4288 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1951302
    I will be praying!
    4288 days ago
  • SLENDERELLA2010


    I'll be praying for you!! Looking forward to your being pain free in the very
    near future.

    blessings, Sue
    4288 days ago
  • LACEEJO11


    We will be praying for you. Just take one day, and one thing at a time. I would write down a list of the questions I have, like the sleeves and that type of concerns...be sure to ask questions. I will pray a very specific prayer , for you, that GOD be with you in all areas of your medical care, even the smallest details. HE knows it is all important!!!


    Do you have a church there who will be involved to help you? I know this is a mountain for you and a lot of things to go through. With GOD all things are possible. I wish I knew the right words to say...just know that we care!!

    LOVE & HUGS, LaceEjo11

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    4288 days ago
  • MNLEONA
    Hi Susie, Best to you. Keep reading Spark because I think there are always good thoughts here.
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    4288 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    Best of luck for the surgery - a speedy recovery with no problems and little pain.
    4288 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/31/2009 12:54:48 PM
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