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    02-11-2014, 08:57 AM
  #11
Green Broke
It is for a huge muscle spasm in my neck and shoulder. Without the painkillers, the pain in my head, neck, shoulder and back is so bad I throw up. It's only a 'weak' dose too. Blurgh. I just want to sleeeep.

I have the physio again tomorrow at 11. I will stop taking my pills this afternoon to see if there is any difference from last week to this week with having had the diazepam and with the other exercises from the exercise rehab instructor.

I think there is the possibility I have had this before, when I had the initial surgery for the shoulder, and then the removal of the metal work. I will double check, however, if they decide that is what is going to happen. A big part of me is hoping it will be fixed through intensive physio and careful build up of exercise.


We will see!
     
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    02-11-2014, 09:20 AM
  #12
Trained
Fingers crossed for good results. Even if it is just a small change in your ROM (range of motion) that is a good thing.
     
    02-13-2014, 01:33 AM
  #13
Green Broke
My physio appointment yesterday went really badly. Came off my pills again so she could check all my pain and lack of range!
I fell asleep at 8pm, woke up by my mother at 7am for work. Got a shower... And went back to bed. Withdrawal from the meds and in so much agony.

My dad picked me up for my appointment, and I had a complete meltdown. I think this is largely to the withdrawal and pain, but I am so tired of this. It's been nearly five weeks.

Dad came in to reception of the whole doc/ physio center and demanded a copy of my medical records. My other half (who fantastically is a lawyer) is helping me write a complaint against the medical center, however I have warned off my physio that she will be praised to the hilt for everything she has done. It's a small community and people like to twist things.

I went for my appointment with the lovely physio. She took one look at me and said.. Something isn't right... Meltdown two. She said ignore the system, go straight to hospital. She is fuming for me.

Off we go. Because I have an MRI booked next week, they said there is little they can do, but were worried the medical center hadn't sent me for X-rays. He tested my lack of movement, which is what I have decided to call it. I was rushed through everyone else.

Turns out the tendon which is supposed to hold the head of the humerus (the ball in the socket) down is somehow very very damaged. There is little space between that and the clavicle bone, and it keeps hitting it. However, the doc feels there is much more going on. He has removed me from the care of the army medicals system, and I am now under the care of the hospital orthopedic specialist. Well...the army get to pay for it!

But, it looks like I will be having an operation. When, and how much for I don't yet know. At least it is a step forward, but I was hoping so much I didn't need to go down that route.
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    02-13-2014, 01:56 AM
  #14
Trained
Icky!! :(

At least you have some Drs that know what the heck they are doing now and hopefully you'll be on the mend soon.

Surgery is not that bad! You get to nap for a bit and then wake up and have an excuse to eat too much ice cream :) And yell at your sister and make her fetch things for you and stay home all day and get snuggles from Rufus :)

I'm crossing fingers for you that you can get patched up good as new!!!
     
    02-13-2014, 02:41 AM
  #15
Trained
It sounds like your damage is very similar to what mine was. The good news is, after about 6 months, you get 95-97% of your range of motion back and all of the strength. Until recently, when I had another horse yank the fire out of me, I have had 0 pain, zip, nada, zero and could do anything I pleased. If you can get aqua therapy there, it helped with my ROM more than all the other physio, but that was important for the strength and keeping things even by working both sides.

Good luck!
     
    02-13-2014, 03:19 AM
  #16
Green Broke
Icky is one word for it. At least now I know what some of the clunking is!

Feeling a lot brighter this morning, however I think that is all happy pill related. Diazepam is only going to be taken in the evenings when I finish work, and then again before bed. I can't cope on it at work!

I already ate more than my fair share of ice cream yesterday whilst feeling sorry for myself. It wasn't pretty!

The surgery itself doesn't bother me. I've had a few ops over the years and I quite enjoy counting back from ten! Not to mention that German hospitals are fantastic (and so is the food!) It's more the fact that my future plans of becoming an army officer may very well be out of the window, depending on how much they have to do surgery wise. The tendon is the tip of the iceberg.

Rufus snuggles make EVERYTHING better. Love his goofy face.

DA I am determined to heal properly this time. Every time I'd twinged it after the initial dislocation and fracture in 07 I have rushed to get back in the saddle. It is a blessing in disguise I don't have a horse at the moment!! And I have great physio help too. I will ask about aqua therapy, as I think the army would probably fund that if the hospital told them it would help! (but I am a rubbish swimmer haha).

This is going to have to change from a "how high I get on great painkillers" to an update on how broken I am and how they fix me thread!
     
    02-13-2014, 06:33 AM
  #17
Trained
Well-at least now you have some answers and can be on the road to solution. Yours is much worse than mine, from the looks of it…..we will keep in touch!
     
    02-13-2014, 09:19 AM
  #18
Trained
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Originally Posted by DuffyDuck    
DA I am determined to heal properly this time. Every time I'd twinged it after the initial dislocation and fracture in 07 I have rushed to get back in the saddle. It is a blessing in disguise I don't have a horse at the moment!! And I have great physio help too. I will ask about aqua therapy, as I think the army would probably fund that if the hospital told them it would help! (but I am a rubbish swimmer haha).
The key word here is: P A T I E N C E

Rushing this type of recovery only ends up messing you up worse. The time I spent on rehab was TOTALLY worth it, and all those laps I did swimming the breaststroke really built up my strength, ROM and stamina. I'd do my regular exercises in about 1 hr, depending on if we were doing evals on my improvement and then I'd get in the pool and start swimming. I've always had a love affair with water, so I'd just get in the "zone" and go, sometimes for 2 o r 3 hours. I did a bunch of different exercises in the water, in addition to swimming laps. I'd finish up in the jacuzzi, then go ice for 30 mins and head home. It was more than 6 months before they'd let me raise my arm straight up or do any kind of reaching above level, in any direction. It really paid off, I got almost all of my ROM back, and I think part of that is due to age, you'll probably rehab faster and more fully than I did. I was already over 50 when I had my surgery, youth is definitely on your side.
     
    02-13-2014, 09:27 AM
  #19
Trained
Well-guess it will be a LONG summer for my family doing all the work around here while I swim in the lake…….lol
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    02-13-2014, 09:33 AM
  #20
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Originally Posted by franknbeans    
Well-guess it will be a LONG summer for my family doing all the work around here while I swim in the lake…….lol
Well, once you get healed to a certain point, lifting 50 lb bags of feed, mucking out and stuff like that is actually good therapy. Just so long as you're not reaching over your head with any kind of weight, like throwing a bale of hay up to a loft, you can do quite a bit of what you're normally doing. They really didn't want me leading or working horses for ....... 8 months or so? I had my surgery in early Feb and wasn't back to actually working WITH the horses until almost Thanksgiving, I think. And even so, I've still had a couple of horses yank me and undo some of my work, I can feel the hitch and the pain when I move certain ways.

**Duffy, you might want to think of going to a full service barn that does the tacking & grooming and leading for you, so all you need to do is ride. And only on a "nice" horse, at least until you get into the Army.
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