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    Re: MD24 recovery log. Back from the dead

    Last few days have been very sore In one spot where there is an incision. Think ive been over doing it a bit. Although i feel like this is moving much slower than i originally anticipated. It hasnt been 5 weeks from surgery. Been going to therapy for about 2-3weeks total. and im doing great according to my therapist. Range of motion is well beyond what they would have expected. She did some added massage therapy.. Upper pec into the front head of the shoulder and down the bicep. Seemed to help but this swelling doesnt seem to want to subside at all. Just finished off 25minutes on the treadmill. Once earlier today for about 30minutes.
    Im finally back to being able to breathe properly.
    Tonight day 13 bpc157 only
    Nails seem to grow much thicker and faster. As does my hair. Skin is feeling a little smoother. Wish there was something to do about this swelling.
    Use of arm is still pretty much nothing.
    I have therapy tomorrow. One week til i see my surgeon and see what the new plan will be or if nothing will change.
    Feel like im going crazy. Having to rely on everyone and wait for someone to help with almost everythings plays with your head. Im getting bloodwork done this week.
    Let see where my levels are at.
    Ill be around now that im up and (not sick)feeling more like myself.
    If ive never said this before. I hate prednisone!! The side effects are horrible. Avoid it if possible..
    10:30 therapy. Update soon.




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    Re: MD24 recovery log. Back from the dead

    3 x 12 Squats
    Left arm (everything ia 3 x12)
    Delt raises_front-side
    Oh press
    Swimmer press
    Supination curl
    Hammer curl
    Reverse curl
    Wrist curl
    Adding in this everning tricep and some back.
    Just finished off 35 minutes on the treadmill. Still can only walk no jogging or anything jaring to the shoulder. Still in the sling.
    Today i started 30 second of HIIT so to speak. Avg pace is 3.2mph walking on a 2.5 -3%incline. So every 2 minutes i will increase speed to 3.9 lol... But it is as safe and fast as i can go for now. With one arm. Follwing the 35 minutes with a 3 minute cooldown (2.0mph).

    2nd salad today although this is smaller.
    Grill chicken, pepperoncini peppers, stuffed green olives, pepperoni, cherry tomatoes, parm cheese. Lemon juice, black pepper, parm cheese, italian seasoning.MD24 recovery log. Back from the dead



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    Re: MD24 recovery log. Back from the dead

    The the log will get better, right now it is still slow until i can actually drive..
    Once this happens i will have a lot more to report and be able to do. I have therapy again monday.

    Wednesday i see my ortho. Waiting to see what she says about this swelling and. How far along i am. Hopefully i will be outta this sling.

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    MD24 recovery log. Back from the dead
    This will not be eaten all at one sitting.
    This will be split between 2 or 3 meals.
    Will be dropping total calories down starting monday. Also will change up some macros.

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    Sorry everyone. Things have been getting harder. Had to deal with and keep my medical/dental/ vision insurance from being canceled. Since ive been out of work i have to pay the premiums out of pocket. Other wise im dropped and would have to pick up cobra. So had to kick out around 450 for the first month.
    Saw my ortho. She said im doing ..well. Ive only been in therapy about 3 weeks. 2 times a week. She compared where i am to 10 weeks along. The sling has come off.
    Since the 27th . since then dam im sore and hurting. Swelling is still there and makes things very awkward.
    Firdt day out of the sling my arm felt like it was in the wrong position. Like it was sitting out of place. I was kinda worried. But i believe it is from the sleeves of my shirt and/or jacket twisting in the upper arm/ arm pit area. Feels like it pulls the arm outta socket and forward.
    Now i had been released to go to work if they can accommodate my conditions. I was upset with this.
    Conditions are desk work/sedentary. Able to perform basic ADL's(activities of daily living) such as feeding myself, brushing my teeth, trying to comb my hair. No repetitive reaching or extending. No reaching above chest level. No trying to reach behind me. or out to the side. No lifting above 1lb.
    Driving is still an issue. I cannot use my right arm so turning right is a problem. The seatbelt is a problem.
    This week i start more aggressive therapy now that im outta the sling. Im suppose to return to work on the 8th.
    But we will see if they can accommodate me. Lol..
    Im icing more often now that im outta the sling.
    Starting isometeics. Therapy has been increased now to 3x a weeks for the next 8 weeks.
    Had some other issue's we are trying to deal with. Found out everything we have had in storage for the last 3 yrs is gonna have to be trashed. (All of our belongings from when we had to move) the unit ia infested with rodents. This is very upsetting. Much of this cannot be replaced. (Personal stuff memories)This unit was holding everything for a single family home.
    Update again later.



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    Re: MD24 recovery log. Back from the dead

    Quote Originally Posted by macedog24 View Post
    Sorry everyone. Things have been getting harder. Had to deal with and keep my medical/dental/ vision insurance from being canceled. Since ive been out of work i have to pay the premiums out of pocket. Other wise im dropped and would have to pick up cobra. So had to kick out around 450 for the first month.
    Saw my ortho. She said im doing ..well. That this is the hardest surgery she does to recover from. (Rotator with labral/bicep tenodesis. Ive only been in therapy about 3 weeks. 2 times a week. She compared where i am to 10 weeks along. The sling has come off.
    Since the 27th . since then dam im sore and hurting. Swelling is still there and makes things very awkward.
    Firdt day out of the sling my arm felt like it was in the wrong position. Like it was sitting out of place. I was kinda worried. But i believe it is from the sleeves of my shirt and/or jacket twisting in the upper arm/ arm pit area. Feels like it pulls the arm outta socket and forward.
    Now i had been released to go to work if they can accommodate my conditions. I was upset with this.
    Conditions are desk work/sedentary. Able to perform basic ADL's(activities of daily living) such as feeding myself, brushing my teeth, trying to comb my hair. No repetitive reaching or extending. No reaching above chest level. No trying to reach behind me. or out to the side. No lifting above 1lb.
    Driving is still an issue. I cannot use my right arm so turning right is a problem. The seatbelt is a problem.
    This week i start more aggressive therapy now that im outta the sling. Im suppose to return to work on the 8th.
    But we will see if they can accommodate me. Lol..
    Im icing more often now that im outta the sling.
    Starting isometeics. Therapy has been increased now to 3x a weeks for the next 8 weeks.

    Had some other issue's we are trying to deal with. Found out everything we have had in storage for the last 3 yrs is gonna have to be trashed. (All of our belongings from when we had to move) the unit ia infested with rodents. This is very upsetting. Much of this cannot be replaced. (Personal stuff memories)This unit was holding everything for a single family home.
    Update again later.




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    Re: MD24 recovery log. Back from the dead

    Electric stimulation. Upper shoulder/clavical.
    Created a shrugging motion/retraction. Lasted for 15 minutes.
    Band pulldowns changed from yellow to red band(heavier)
    Hands were in front about 45-60degrees and pull downward so each hand come down to my side allowing the tension to pull my arms back to a forward position allowing a nice stretch (hold for 5 seconds)

    Lying on my back using my left arm,i hold this 2-3 foot 1" pvc pipe. At the top it is in The shape of a T. This ianwhat it looks like actually. The letter. (T.) So with my right hand i hold the top cross section. Now i use my right hand to push the T in an upward position across my body into the air while hold the top with my right hand.
    This exercise has been modified. I perform this for 30 reps
    First Extending above the head. When done i extend up above the delt and hold for 3 seconds or so.

    scapular retractions
    Repeat 10x for 5 sec.

    Upper trap stretch
    Both sides Repeat 3x hold 30 sec

    Pendulum circles
    3 sets each direction about 20 sec each time

    Gripmaster hand exercise. Pic below
    Repeat 20x , hold 10 sec, 7lbs

    Wrist supination stretch
    Repeat 3x. Hold 20-30sec

    Wrist flexor stretch /both ways
    hold 30 sec ,5 sets

    Layed on my left side. Arm extended on my right side.
    Shrug up 2reps ,shrug down 2reps.
    Repeat 20x

    Move/shrug forward 2reps/ shrug backward
    2reps. Repeat 20x

    Then i had to do these clockwise 20x and counterclockwise 20x

    Wrist curls 3 lbs
    2 sets x 30reps

    Reverse wrist curls 3 lbs
    2 sets x 30 reps

    Reverse curls
    3 sets x 8 reps

    Isometrics
    Hand/palm Against a wall for resistance all exercises.
    Forward delt raise
    Side delt raise
    Rear delt raises

    Added no weights /body weight only

    Standing
    Forward delt raises to chest/ shoulder area
    Side delt raises as high as i could go. (Half way between shoulder and waist)
    Delt raises between forward and side. Kinda on an angle.
    Thumb upward.


    Cryo ice therapy.
    This completed my therapy today

    Sorry all. Post have been down. Will be back to normal this week.



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    Re: MD24 recovery log. Back from the dead

    This isnt exactly what was done . i had some other stuff done to the rotator and socket ,But this will show you how they attach my bicep back down to the humerus bone and applied sutures. I dont believe this one shows how they pull out the tendon through the incision outside of the body and cut off what is being removed and attaching the stitching into the end of the tendon.


    - - - Updated - - -

    Here is another surgery except they make a fourth incision in the under pec to re connect it.
    This is a better picture and more detail.
    Hope you guys like them.


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    I was questioning why they had to do this bicep tenodesis?
    This is nothing like what i remember from yrs ago when i had surgery on my left shoulder.
    Come to find out. The reason is due to the tear being greater than 50%. I feel as if my arm is being twisted at the front of the shoulder/pec area. My bicep(right arm) seems to have disappeared. Everything feels awkwardly. Supposedly this is normal. Doing wrist curls and reverse wrist curls i feel it in my shoulder. (WHO KNEW?) I will begin posting daily again. Im a bit depressed. Having to go back to work monday really has my mind blown. Ive been out of the immobilizer+sling for about a week. I find myself still not sleeping. Sitting up seems to be the best position still.
    According to therapy i am 3 weeks ahead of schedule.
    Flexability and range of motion is great, which they say is the hardest part. But this is when im laying on my back with the therapist stretching me out. But when im done therapy for the day my arm is normally more swollen again.
    I was originally upset i havent been cleared to jog yet. 3 months is when i will be able to do cardio!!! But now im more concerned my arm is healing properly and is in the proper place.
    Sorry again everyone. Kinda been feeling down and didnt wanna unload my depressing bull on everyone.
    Im in a constant aching pain and sore most of the time. At times it really feels outta place.


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    Re: MD24 recovery log. Back from the dead

    so things are moving along. Im very sore. Seems that this recovery is gonna take longer than anticipated to heal to the point i regain normal mobility. Been kinda agitated.
    On a positive note. Had bloodwork done today for trt/hrt. Here is what was tested.

    Will post results when i get them.
    I drove for the first time today. Took myself to get my bloodwork.
    These means i will begin hitting the gym for some legs and cardio. Still no jogging or bouncing.
    This reattachment is so awkard. I have constant pain/soreness in the side of the delt. Throughout the day i have these shooting pains that kinda stop me in my tracks. I just close my eyes for a few moments and rub my shoulder. It comes in bunches. Then i continue on with whatever i am doing.
    Here is some equipment from where i have therapy. This is called an anti gravity treadmill.. Cost 40k.

    Never seen one until going here.
    Therapy has increased and starting monday i will begin using bicep and tricep exercises.
    Will see if i can get a printout of what is done. Actually let me go through some papers i may what we are going to focus on.
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    Re: MD24 recovery log. Back from the dead

    So here is where i am. Week 9.

    This process has been slow. And surprisingly painful. I only say this because i handle pain very well. Although i question myself now.

    Also, not sure if i just nit pickat every little thing i feel or experience, But i pay attention to every click, popping, or snapping sound.

    Ive also had cupping done a session before last. The therapist believes im having certain issues because of the right scapula/shoulder blade and lack of use. So she has been doing a massage/release in and around the right scapula/ shoulder blade.

    Afterwards i am able to Almost fully do the above the head stretch/arm extention above head from laying on my back on the table without pain. Yesterday i was out for a bit witht the kids just walking in the park and allowing the kids to ride their scooters and skateboards was having some pains around the right scapula/shoulder blade. I will ask about this monday when i see the therapist.

    It Was different. Never had this pain before.

    My arm fatigues very quickly. Shakes often when im trying tonl use it for basic things. Feels heavy. Im very uncomfortable most of the day and especially when trying to sleep.

    My rehab/therapist says im progressing very well although at times i question this.
    So lets stay positive and keep progressing in the right direction til im back to me.MD24 recovery log. Back from the dead



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    Re: MD24 recovery log. Back from the dead

    I have two links if interested to understand the different methods of performing bicep tenodesis. Depending on injury. How active you are , age, how soon the injury is taken care of.

    After reading these if anyone hs any questions i can go over what was done to me. And go over my initial evaluation/mri and then the actual surgery.

    Sleeping sucks. Im very sore and in a different pain than during the day. Seems like my hand swells up at night trying to lay on my left side and i have alot more sharp pain/ splintering feeling. Compared to Like when breaking a chicken bone. My shoulder feels like it is always being pulled forward and inward to my pec. Seems like it just isnt sitting properly or in the right spot.

    I experience popping or rubber band snapping noises often throughout the day.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5127942/

    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322000.php



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    Today therapy was split between 2 people. My normal therapist and an assistant.
    Always start off with stim .
    Followed by stretching out the shoulder and bicep, laying on th3 table while the therapist manipulates the arm.
    Next she does a scapula massage/ work.
    Then restretches out the shoulder.
    Next. Laying on my side do shrugs.
    In a circular motion clockwise then counter. Clock wise 2 top
    2 back 2 bottom 2 forward equals 1. Rotation. So we do 30 in both directions.
    Laying on my back t bar extensions above the head and then out to the shoulder. 30 reps both exercises. Hold 5 sec.

    Laying on my side. Elbow on my side 90%.
    Side laying external rotation. (Forgot the name of exercise...lmao)1lb weight
    Wrist curls. 5lbs(very light)
    Bicep curls 3lbs and 5lbs sets of 20 x2
    Reverse curls 3lbs and 5lbs 20reps x 2
    Hand Grip (blackcolor)
    30 squeezes hold each for 5 seconds.

    Isometrics using the wall 2 sets of each 30sec hold each.
    Delt raises
    Forward, top -of palm against the wall,
    side -top of palm against the wall
    rear -palm pressing against the wall
    Standing palm against the wall elbow bent at the side 90% press inward with palm
    Back of palm against the wall bent at elbow 90% angle press outward against the wall

    Delt raises. 2 sets 20 reps hold 5 sec thumb upward
    1.Forward
    2.Between forward and side about 2 oclock position
    3. Side raises. Raise the arm. Just under half way.

    Low rows with blue bands. 2 sets x 20reps hold 5 sec

    Tricep pushdowns with blue bands
    2 sets 20 reps slow controlled for a 3 sec hold
    2 sets 20 reps hold 5 sec standing lat pull downs with blue bands
    Standing wall reach/extentions. W/towel. Trying to reach up the wall with my hand on the towel. 1 set 20 reps
    Side: Cannot do these. My arm cannot turn to the side with my hand up(like when you wave to someone).

    Cryo ice therapy for the shoulder 15 minutes. Done



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    This is very different than having what i call normal rotator cuff or labrum surgery.

    Put both your hands up in front of you. Like your gonna smack hands with someone or play patty cake.

    With your palms facing outward i can rotate the left hand/arm to the left side of my body.

    Cant do that at all on the right side. I Can move my right hand/arm to the right about 3-4"from patty cake position in front of my body... 3-4" inches.... Wtf. There is no rotating to the side at all.. This is the first time trying these today.. This sucks and is very painful. Its like there is no longer a socket for the arm to rotate freely in. Like being in a cast from the upper bicep around the shoulder and there is no way it will bend or rotate or move to the right because the cast is holding it in that spot.

    I hope this new bicep tendon placement isnt the cause. If so, i hope this will not be a problem now. This is the Beginning of 5 weeks into therapy.

    To be accurate today is the 13th therapy visit


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    Re: MD24 recovery log. Back from the dead

    Labs are in. Said i would share results.
    Here we go. This explains alot.
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    Re: MD24 recovery log. Back from the dead

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