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Going nuts! Rotator Cuff Surgery

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Missing the entire fall run. Had surgery last week, five weeks to go in a sling and then what I’ve been told a long PT session for close to a year. Any positive experience or advice beyond the surgeons. Any hints on replacing hooks with one hand? Ugh!

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Hang in there Pete. While I've ben lucky enough to never have a serious issue with a shoulder, I've lost more than a couple seasons to knees, elbows, and other such. 

Re-hab can be monotonous, but is the most important thing you can do. Once you lose that range of motion, ya can never get it back.

 

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Had shoulder rotator cuff injury caused by year before last fall season spin fishing for albies. Constant reeling in, fast, daily, every day for weeks. Let the hurt/weakness go unheeded for 10 mos. or so. Never got better. Had Xrays/MRI, confirmed "tear" and began P/T to address not only range of motion which was very poor but Xtreme lifting strength lack in that arm. 

 Due to my age, ortho doc advised against surgery but did advise P/T which made a positive difference in strength of arm plus range of motion. I can now fish. 

 During my P/T for my shoulder rotator cuff injury, I was able to witness two patients who had had rotator cuff surgery. Yes, wearing slings with family/friends driving them to P/T. With their P/T, they had made amazing progress and if you had been one of them, you would definitely be looking forward to some good fishing, once discharged from your P/T. I'd advise you to be very diligent in your P/T appointments, work very hard on your "at home" exercises, and, yes, you will get back to where you were. Good luck to you. 

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I had the surgery in 2013. In 5 months was able to fish. Took 13 months to be 100%. A lot of physical therapy. The last 3 months I really beat the daylights out of it in the gym and the out come was GREAT. I had to stop fishing in 2013 from the pain, had the surgery November and in late April 2014 fished again. In 2015 I was 100%. Have friends who had the same surgery, basically the same thing, feels good in 6 months, but 100% in a year or so. Ice was my friend for some time after the surgery. Then the PT, cannot overemphasize how important it was.

 

Good luck with it!

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I had a tear in my rotator and labrum. Took a year before 100% strength back. Take it easy, wear the sling and do the exercises. Looking at a replacement now due to arthritis in joint. Softer rod will be your friend... I was 53 on my last shoulder surgery  

 

agree with what was said about ice X1000

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I had rotator cuff and labrum repair at the same time. I bottom fished within 3 months of surgery, but I wasn't casting until like 5-6. Progress is different for everyone, listen to your PT and ortho. 

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2 hours ago, Shaky said:

Geez, suck it up. :waah:

 

I'll be up in two weeks for a wedding, will be in your neighborhood fourth and fifth. Let's compare scars

Always warm and fuzzy!  I’ll see if we need milk. Where’s Mike?

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14 mins ago, Shag said:

Always warm and fuzzy!  I’ll see if we need milk. Where’s Mike?

Too old to change. It’s part of my charm. 

 

Haven’t talked to Mike in years. I stay in touch with Vic, will probably do lunch that Tuesday and fly home Wednesday. 

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Hang in there, My brother had the same surgery he said that the healing was more painful and took longer than his bi pass but after a year he was back casting those big rods ,he's65 now. goodluck.  Hope you get a good lookin pt to motivate you from going to therapy.:hooked:

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12 hours ago, Shag said:

Missing the entire fall run. Had surgery last week, five weeks to go in a sling and then what I’ve been told a long PT session for close to a year. Any positive experience or advice beyond the surgeons. Any hints on replacing hooks with one hand? Ugh!

I had a spinal fusion in January,  time goes by quickly.  I had buddies pick me up for breakfast and take me on rides. My wife didn't want me to cast. I started for trout with an ultra light and worked my way up. I am back to work and healed up. 

I did a lot of walking. 

You will get thru it.

Speedy recovery shag

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When you are in the middle of rehab, it sucks. I am 5 months post op tomorrow from total knee replacement. Diligent with PT and ice. Life and work get put on semi hold.… Biggest problem was between my ears. I have now accepted that I got the local instead of the express I was hoping for in terms of recovery. Longest summer of my life. But everyone heals differently. Plus my one hour scheduled surgery went almost two and a half hours.... He had to clean up a lot of scar tissue etc from five previous surgeries.

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