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        03-29-2012, 01:04 PM
    Wish me luck!

    So, today at 2:30pm, I finally go in to have my shoulder fixed. After just over two years of dealing with the pain and severely limited range of motion, I decided enough was enough...and since I have medical insurance through my work, now was the time.

    They are going in arthroscopically and removing a bone spur under my acromion that is pinching and fraying my rotator cuff, shaving down the bones of my AC joint because they are pressing together due to severe edema related to a previous AC joint sprain, and they are possibly going to have to reattach my bicep (he'll have to see when he gets in there if it actually needs to be done).

    I will be in a sling (nasty contraption lol) for a minimum three weeks and off work for two weeks. Which means no riding for at least two weeks, possibly more depending on what the doctor says.

    But, after I'm all healed up, I'll be able to saddle my horse without help! YAY! Lol
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        03-29-2012, 01:52 PM
    Wishing you the very best of luck! Make the most of your down time. Hang out here!
        03-29-2012, 01:58 PM
    Good luck! Look forward to hearing about how good you feel when you're healed up. :)
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        03-29-2012, 02:00 PM
    Good Luck! I know you will be riding happy in a short time!
        03-29-2012, 02:49 PM
    Forgot to mention that the injuries that led up to the necessity of this surgery are horse-related. Lol I overworked my AC joint moving 12-foot welded-steel stall panels a couple of years ago with a friend of mine. I was doing all the heavy lifting (we'd both pick up the panels, then I'd hoist them onto my shoulders and walk them over the outside fence, then drop them...we did that about a dozen times or so) and my shoulder was really sore the next day. However, as we all know in the horse world, the daily work of having horses goes on, whether we're feeling 100% or not, so the next day I was back out at the stable to work my horse (this was when I had my 14.2hh arab/NSH gelding). I went to toss my friend's 45lbs western show saddle on him (only saddle I had access to at the time) and as I got the saddle to shoulder height, there was a loud pop in my shoulder and it hurt like none other. Finished tacking Dakota up and lunged him, then cooled him down and put him away. My shoulder has gotten progressively worse since that incident.

    Several months after I injured it, I went to the doctor and they sent me to an ortho. The ortho ordered an MRI, but my then-insurance (state-run health care because I wasn't working, but was going to school) denied the MRI and I really didn't feel like fighting with them (one of my good friends had just finished fighting THREE MONTHS with AHCCCS to get the treatment for her husband with stage 4 lung cancer approved!). Anyway, after starting at Goodwill, the limited mobility in my shoulder started making it difficult for me to even do my job efficiently.

    Thanks for the well-wishes, ladies! I will definitely be on here A LOT! Two weeks off and I can't really even play with my horse during that time...yeah, Imma be bored out of my mind. Lol
        03-29-2012, 04:42 PM
    Green Broke
    So, the insurance is now covering your surgery? Did the DR. Go to bat for you? Or did you become "the squeaky wheel"? Glad to hear that you will get this fixed & hope it is a speedy & full recovery. I hope you can get to the barn sometimes though, We need our horse fix!
        03-30-2012, 01:12 AM
    Cacowgirl, apparently my insurance was more than happy to cover my surgery...as long as it was done at the hospital.

    Just got home about 45 minutes ago. Doctor was running late. He didn't have to do as much as he'd anticipated, which is great. He did, however, find a piece of my clavicle that had chipped off. Now I know why my collarbone sometimes felt like someone was pulling it out and down as hard as they could.
        03-30-2012, 01:21 AM
    So glad that you are back and doing well. Was it a full surgical procedure? Or outpatient? Sounds like a full surgery.

    Yippee for now being able to be pain free! (after the initial healing of course...)
        03-30-2012, 03:29 AM
    Green Broke
    Good luck with your recovery!!
        03-30-2012, 08:52 AM
    Green Broke
    Glad it went well-How are your feeling?

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