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Rotor cuff tear and surgery
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Tammy-E TX    Posted 09-05-2002 at 20:05:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Question I have been looking over the internet to find out what I could about rotor cuff tears. I had a MRI last Monday and the results are I have a rotor cuff tear in my right shoulder. Well of course the doctor wants to do surgery but, me the way I am thinks there has to be something else that can be done....(I am always a chicken) when it comes to someone cutting on me. Since most of you know something about everything I thought maybe someone could tell me more about this rotor cuff tear stuff??? So if anyone knows anything about this I could use the information. Thanks Everyone!
Tammy


Zane    Posted 03-07-2004 at 13:07:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
How serious is this surgery? My brother is married to an idiot that thinks he needs it done just to have it done. Is there a form of physical therapy to deal with it?



Irene Kerouac    Posted 05-09-2004 at 13:28:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I just had a MRI and was told I have a tear in my Rotor cuff. Do I have to have surgury or is ther a exercise to do to help it?


Pat Neely    Posted 10-04-2004 at 15:16:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Can sergury repair a rotor cuff tear so it will stay fixed?I am 65


kay russell    Posted 02-11-2004 at 18:48:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am having surgery for rotor cuff tear next Wednesdy, 2/18/04. I heard the surgery is pretty tough. I am listed an an outpaitent surgery, but I really think they should keep someone for at least a day or two. Anyway, I have put up with the shoulder pain, immobility, etc. for many years, and the doctor indicated I would know when it was time to get something done. I suppose I realized. I am dreading "after surgery". Any suggestions would be great.


TILLIE    Posted 02-18-2004 at 10:49:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I HAVE HAD BOTH SHOULDERS DONE AND I AM HAVING IT
DONE AGIN IN MY RIGHT SHOULDER , AFTER SURGERY WAS NOT TOO BAD, CANT COME HAIR OR DRESS YOUR SELF


Dawna    Posted 12-11-2003 at 13:05:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi there, My Husband is getting ready to have the sugery on Jan. 6th. He has a complete tear in his rotor cuff. The doctor told him if He didnt get the sugery, in time, He would get "frozen sholder". Maby if your's is just a small tear, you could try the theripy. Sometime's that help's with out the sugery.


BETTY    Posted 12-14-2003 at 13:08:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I JUST HAD SURGERY ON WED. DEC 10TH 7 HAD VERY LITTLE PAIN UNTIL NOW 4 DAYS LATER. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW SOME EXERSIZES TO DO THAT WILL HELP.
THANKS BETTY


Patti    Posted 02-05-2004 at 15:30:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I had the surgery and was in a lot of pain. A good friend of mine suggested getting an ActiPatch from a company called Florida Health Source. The number is 954-312-1660. It was a miracle. No drugs....and pain free. Took away the swelling immediately. I am now using it on my back.


Kelly    Posted 04-13-2004 at 21:44:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I also got that new Actipatch bandage. It really worked. I would recommend trying it for pain!


Mornin Tammy, Be happy, You are now a member of    Posted 09-06-2002 at 03:59:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
an ever growing CROWD!
Seldom heard of untill recently it is now tha number one complaint of tha Nation. Proud ta say I too am a member---SO--- Got Mine last April,still have it,expect it'll be around for a spell longer.

I had a MRI and like You was told surgry was tha only answer except it would have ta wait till tha Lung cancer thing was cleaned up. At tha Hospital where They did tha lung Bi'op one of tha Nurses in recovery said She had Hers whacked on and was not real pleased, Showed Me Her scar,nasty lookin thingie. Tha Doc that did it would be tha same one I'd go to IF--
Now, enter Therapy,some of tha stuff I'm supposed ta do is a no go,hurts too bad. Told Em and tha answer was--(NAMES WITHELD TA PERTECT THA INNACENT)told "give tha therapy a try,We'll work with You and forget tha surgery BECAUSE,some turn out fine ,most turn out BAD.

So does therapy realy work? Too soon to say but it durn sure is helpin,No more bein up all night with packs'n pain'n pills. I'm able ta sling hay bales'n feed sacks once again,just can't raise tha arm much above My shoulder. But, It's gettin better all tha time and expect if I quit forcin things it would improve even faster.
Meantime I know You are sufferin and it's one of those where Folks don't understand cause Ya look just fine so's how come Ya can't do some simple little ole thing.
At Church,We're a Handshakin,some huggin warm bunch of good Southern Baptists. Like a Sunburn,for a long time tha right hand was hid'n I'd poke out tha left'un. A means of survival don't Ya noe.


Stanley J. Lake    Posted 12-05-2003 at 20:19:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I popped my left shoulder Rotor Cuff in 1988 - some 15 years ago shoveling cement. Ihave been
complaining to my Insurance Co since then, have had, head shaking, physical therapy, you name it.
Finally they Xrayed it a few weeks ago and then an
MRI and said Ihad a nasty tear and some arthritis
etc. Since I am not a priority they are going to
operate 01/16/04. Said they would stop the pain
but I would never have the flexibility or strength
in that arm again. Makes me very happy! 15 YEARS!


Hogman, Tammy,    Posted 09-06-2002 at 04:10:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry I forgot ta sign ta sign ma'name .An irresponsible act of shameful inattentiveness of unexcusable nature,I sorely plead Your forgivenessus.


Mel    Posted 08-01-2006 at 06:39:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey, how long is this going to hurt? It's been 2mons. and I want to know if its normal to to hurt, really hurt like a 8 (1-10 1 being least pain ) most of the time! If anyone could fill me in i'd be greatful.


STUTTER TOO    Posted 09-06-2002 at 04:13:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
:>} 007


Tom A    Posted 09-06-2002 at 02:35:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Tammy:

I have a friend who had the same. He put off surgery for a long time, but eventually decided it wasn't going to heal itself and had it done. Said he was glad he had done it, as in his case it eventually (healing took awhile) restored all his previous range of motion and abilities.

good luck whatever you do!
Tom


DeadCarp - doctors can't heal    Posted 09-05-2002 at 22:10:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Doctors can't heal anything. (except themselves of course) If you find one who claims he can, run like the wind! He just hasn't been to court enough yet. In fact, there are very few things they can even improve.

Truth is - upon recognizing a symptom, our body begins to heal itself, it finds the tools and goes to work without thought, medication, cost or directions. It works for food. :) All doctors can do is make a handsome living easing the discomforts during that healing process.



char    Posted 06-09-2004 at 11:35:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
thanks for hearing some good news!i have to have the rotor cuff surgery soon,i wondered how long is recovery,when can i work again?


Linda Snow    Posted 07-03-2004 at 07:40:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I just had the surgery 5 days ago, what can I expect? Thanks


pat    Posted 09-06-2002 at 05:25:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
thats just a sad comment,,,,, the body dont heal everything itself,,,,, some doctors are out there to make money but there are plenty of them out there that try to do the best they can, people run into problems when they expect the doctors to "heal" them without doing any of the reccomended therapy,diet,whatever, the only problem I have with doctors, and the public and the med companies made this happen is there is a pill for everything,,,,,,, insurance is a scam they dont like to pay foir anything,, but doctors are there for a reason, but it takes two to tango,,, but from the sounds of your post it should be tangle,,,, I still say I would not take a cadilac to a yugo dealer ship, find the doctor who specializes and you will be ok


DeadCarp - life cycle    Posted 09-06-2002 at 07:03:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
If things work out the way they're set up nowdays - we start out broke, finish school and work our lives to get ahead, get property, vehicles, educate the kids and such, right? If we don't die within 2 1/2 years of retirement, the medical establishment inherits everything for us but 2 cardboard boxes that will fit in the nursing home closet, by the time we need it. IF we're lucky. :)
Lifes a cycle, with diapers at both ends and taxes in between. Don't believe me? Wait a few years :)


pat    Posted 09-06-2002 at 12:40:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
life is what ya make of it,, young or old,,,, I consider my self young but still it is what it is,,, got lemons make lemonade, if not .you walk around all day with a sour puss on your face. I like to make lemonmade, life is still too short to dance with ugly women, have a great day
pat


Joy    Posted 02-11-2004 at 16:15:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey! Ugly ladies like to dance too. :) :) I'm not one of them (My husband says), but I sympathize anyway. :)

I started having shoulder pain recently - maybe a month or so ago - and assumed since I didn't have an injury of any kind that maybe it was from carrying around "the world" in my HUGE purse. So I started carrying less in my purse and switched to carrying it on my left shoulder. It hasn't helped. So now I'm wondering if I spend too much time at my computer and it's carpal tunnel syndrome of the shoulder. :) :) Can that happen?? Also, I wondered if it might have been caused by sleeping on my right side. I have been trying to switch and sleep on my left side or my back, but my hubby doesn't like it. He's sort of set in his ways - doesn't like change - and can't sleep unless I am in that same sleep position in relation to his body. :) After he goes to sleep, I turn around, but then when I wake up I'm always on my right side again. Old habits die hard, I guess. BTW, I'm 50, but in most every other way, I feel 25. Who knows? Anyway.... I'm gonna go do a search on yahoo for an exercise site for rotor cuff tear, and try to do the exercises and see if that helps. It's really starting to bother me.

Joy


Jim(MO)    Posted 09-06-2002 at 11:52:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks to a team of Dr's (Radioligist, Oncologist and a Surgeon) it looks like I'll at least live long enough to see if your dire prediction comes true. Come to think of it, I'm going to email my 82 year old father this string. He had a quad bypass about 6 weeks ago and says he feels better than he has for about 10 years. I think a Dr. did the surgery, could have been a taxidermist though.


EIEIO    Posted 09-05-2002 at 20:13:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Tammy go to GOOGLE Search Engine and type in Rotor Cuff Tear/found quite a few sites that discuss it - I didn't want to single out just one because if you are like me you want to know everything.

Good luck!


lana brown    Posted 01-13-2005 at 20:56:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
ive had rotor cuff sugary done 10 monthhs ago having a terrible time cant do alot of things still having pain7o of the time what are my options


lana brown    Posted 07-12-2005 at 20:58:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ive had 2 surgery in a year. 4months since the last one.I still have pain in arm and shoulder 10 to12 hrs.a day. My shoulder dosent look anything like my other one. swelled and bulges out. hhad an FCe test done and flunked it. this is a job related injury. their is 40 things every day living I either cant do or makes it stsrt hurting


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