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Bigtex

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I had total shoulder replacement surgery on my right shoulder but it is state of the art surgery called, Stemless aspherical humeral head resurfacing and inlay glenoid. The doctor says I will be able to return to lifting weight with no restrictions in 6 weeks. He also went in and reattached my supraspinatus which had detached completely and reattached but there was no atrophy, just lots of shoulder instability which will be gone now.

TUESDAY
Got there at 6am. In surgery by 7:30am. By 8:30 I was in recovery. They finally woke me up 2 hours later and I had no idea where I was. So back home by 11:30 aware but still under the influence of all sorts of shit. Absolutely no pain, yet. Fucking hard to type. They put some type of auto pump on that there told my wife, micro-dosed pain meds. My doctor wants me to talk to him about the goodies I will use to heal. He said he wants to try. More after i get up and more active.

I just read my discharge papers and the have an catheter pump giving me Toralac. This is the same NSAID that I have been using for pain and it work much better than opiates and does not have the shitty side effect. I have zero pain right now but my brain is still slightly fucked up from the anesthesia. I am getting up and down and actually doing things around the house. No appetite so I forced down a weight gain shake. Going to sleep tonight in our bed tonight as opposed to a recline I believe I am far ahead of what I thought I would be. I can't do anything until Monday. Got to stay in a sling.

WEDNESDAY
Up and around Wednesday. Started back to a normal life today. All of my supplements and meds, big breakfast and my coffee. Got a slight bit more pain but nothing compared to what it was before surgery. I am able to use my right hand some to do things. There is also some bruising starting to appear where the pec ties into the arm. I got my wife to inject 20mcg of IGF-1 Lr3 into the deltoid. Later I will do the BPC-157, TB 500 and GH. The cut through front deltoid to get the the humorous to put the stemless ball. Still having some memory issues and trying to read is pretty hard. My neck to shoulder is still numb from the nerve block.
 
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That's a big couple of days Tex. Praying for a quick and full recovery so far it sounds amazing! How's the scare? Thank God we live in a time where the technology is this advanced. Thanks for keeping us up on the process I'm sure there will be more of us following in your footsteps before too long.
 
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That's a big couple of days Tex. Praying for a quick and full recovery so far it sounds amazing! How's the scare? Thank God we live in a time where the technology is this advanced. Thanks for keeping us up on the process I'm sure there will be more of us following in your footsteps before too long.
Scare.....you have so sign off on some serious side effect of the nerve block as well as whether or not you want to ne resuscitated. I have 2-3 bouts of a-fib per year so what if I have one during surgery while not on my blood thinner and have a stroke. Its a very sobering decision to have to make. MY wife didn't know what she might have to be told afterwards. So those hours waiting to be told the outcome were very hard. Once I got on the operating table and slid my ass into place, I felt nothing and woke up with it done I had no complications an an excellent team of doctors. They even made a teaching video of the whole procedure. Bro, age is a big factor in degermation. Injury is another. Those of us with repetitive injury may have problems as we age. Myself, I have osteoarthritis in both shoulders, both knees, the low back and wrist. All places were I have repetitively had injuries in sport. Thanks for your prayers!
 
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Well that ups the frightening quotient substantially! I’m glad it went so well. When they put my snapped humerus back together they told me they might hit the radial nerve and if that happens my had will permanently contract like Bob Dole. I said well don’t do that shit. It was supposed to be a 2hr surgery but because they waited 6 months to do it it took 7 hrs to clean out all the bad growth. When I came out of the anesthesia the surgeon was there like squeeze my finger I did he said sweet. He said we found the nerve and pinned it on the side while they were working. I said well shouldn’t that be SOP! All good now it was a miserable year. I’m glad they did such a good job.
 
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Scare.....you have so sign off on some serious side effect of the nerve block as well as whether or not you want to ne resuscitated. I have 2-3 bouts of a-fib per year so what if I have one during surgery while not on my blood thinner and have a stroke. Its a very sobering decision to have to make. MY wife didn't know what she might have to be told afterwards. So those hours waiting to be told the outcome were very hard. Once I got on the operating table and slid my ass into place, I felt nothing and woke up with it done I had no complications an an excellent team of doctors. They even made a teaching video of the whole procedure. Bro, age is a big factor in degermation. Injury is another. Those of us with repetitive injury may have problems as we age. Myself, I have osteoarthritis in both shoulders, both knees, the low back and wrist. All places were I have repetitively had injuries in sport. Thanks for your prayers!
I meant Scar not scare but scare seems applicable as well
 
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Scare.....you have so sign off on some serious side effect of the nerve block as well as whether or not you want to ne resuscitated. I have 2-3 bouts of a-fib per year so what if I have one during surgery while not on my blood thinner and have a stroke. Its a very sobering decision to have to make. MY wife didn't know what she might have to be told afterwards. So those hours waiting to be told the outcome were very hard. Once I got on the operating table and slid my ass into place, I felt nothing and woke up with it done I had no complications an an excellent team of doctors. They even made a teaching video of the whole procedure. Bro, age is a big factor in degermation. Injury is another. Those of us with repetitive injury may have problems as we age. Myself, I have osteoarthritis in both shoulders, both knees, the low back and wrist. All places were I have repetitively had injuries in sport. Thanks for your prayers!
It's been 4 mo since my rTSA. Back to doing things they said I'd never be able to do, ever. Left is almost balanced with the right strength wise in most basic (mostly machines) exercises. Being careful but not overly conservative. A low dose of Var (10 mg/d with HRT) has helped get the strength back up and overall healing. Continue with PT work at the gym in addition to regular training that at my age is pretty conservative but at least back to where I was before my ALIF and shoulder replacement. You'll be fine and back in business sooner than you think, and without pain. Never realized how just reaching for the transfer capsule at the bank drive through can be impossible with a bad shoulder and how it feels after surgery to grab it without pain.
 
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I meant Scar not scare but scare seems applicable as well
Yea, I've got about a 10" incision between the front and lateral deltoid. Just haven't see it yet.:)
 
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It's been 4 mo since my rTSA. Back to doing things they said I'd never be able to do, ever. Left is almost balanced with the right strength wise in most basic (mostly machines) exercises. Being careful but not overly conservative. A low dose of Var (10 mg/d with HRT) has helped get the strength back up and overall healing. Continue with PT work at the gym in addition to regular training that at my age is pretty conservative but at least back to where I was before my ALIF and shoulder replacement. You'll be fine and back in business sooner than you think, and without pain. Never realized how just reaching for the transfer capsule at the bank drive through can be impossible with a bad shoulder and how it feels after surgery to grab it without pain.
That is awesome! Your surgery was inspirational and encouraged my decision. After the nerve block finally wore off the pain jumped up to a 10. Even my jaw was hurting. Felt like I got shot with a cannon ball. So I broke down and took one of the prescription pain pills and feel much better today. I just have to remind myself that the worst is over. I will continue the HGH, IGF-1 BPC-157 and TB 500. Hopefully this helps the healing and slows down atrophy.
 
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