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Thread: Flying with one wing

  1. #1
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    Flying with one wing

    Pardon a little whine.

    I hurt my right shoulder painting the kitchen ceiling. Actually it is a re-injury, only this time if I continue to use my right arm, even normally, I risk tearing a tendon and then would face surgery and a year long rehab. It is painful and my arm feels like it is in an anthill. The nerves are driving me nuts.

    I hate it when the medical world interferes with my world! It is going to be hard to sit out for a while. Arm in a sling and Velcro-ed to a belt loop. Totally restricts any movement.

    Think I'll go back to bed.....

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    Ouch! Heal up quickly.

    So I'm guessing the arm-wrestling marathon has been canceled for this weekend?
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    Its tough when that happens Carol, just see it as a few days off and cuddle up in bed with a good book. Painting aint going anywhere in a hurry.
    cheers

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    sorry to hear your ailing but hey now you can rest up for your trip
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    Don't ignore it. A torn lig. or muscle does not always heal properly without treatment or surgery. I learned that the hard way. I injured my right shoulder and thought I could tough it out. Never got better. When I finally saw an orthopedic surgeon he said it had healed but improperly. Too late for corrective surgery. Now, I am limited in lifting ability (had to give up pistol shooting and other chores) and in constant pain. Back in September I injured my left shoulder and got prompt examination. I'll be having surgery sometime soon. (getting appointments through the VA often takes much time.) Having one wing in a sling for several months will be difficult but better that than a repeat of the right shoulder situation. I'm running out of shoulders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    Think I'll go back to bed.....
    A motion to adjourn is always in order!
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    Get well soon... Not much fun having a busted wing...
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    BTW, I'm sorry for the injury. Those are painful.
    Please do get a doc to look at it and determine if surgery is needed.
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

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    Do what DR says here, I had a torn Rotater cuff and was able to get it mostly back in shape by therapy. Can't reach the ceiling, but that's what roller handles are for.

    Bruce
    Bruce Shiverdecker - Retired Starving Artist ( No longer a Part timer at Woodcraft, Peoria, Il.)

    "The great thing about turning is that all you have to do is remove what's not needed and you have something beautiful. Nature does the hard part!"

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    Heal quickly! (Order of St. Luke) -- you have a long trip coming up soon.

    Paul
    Remember the tea kettle - it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it
    still sings!

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