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7 minutes ago, Mother mopar said:
On 6/10/2020 at 8:12 PM, SHOOTER12 said:
Good luck.. what are you going in for?

Full shoulder replacement.

Ouch BTDT, best of luck, and wishes for a speedy, successful recovery.

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Why no nerve block? That's the only thing that made the first 24 hours of my shoulder surgery tolerable. Pro tip - if you cant sleep, get your doc to give you some ambien.

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On 6/13/2020 at 5:29 PM, BearSchlong said:

Why no nerve block? That's the only thing that made the first 24 hours of my shoulder surgery tolerable. Pro tip - if you cant sleep, get your doc to give you some ambien.

 

On 6/13/2020 at 6:26 PM, Mother mopar said:

Nerve block was just for the first 24 hours, then it's just baby oxcy (5mg).

The nerve block on my reverse replacement only lasted about 18 hours, and then it was 10mg hydrocodone.

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The nerve block on my reverse replacement only lasted about 18 hours, and then it was 10mg hydrocodone.
Doc said I was young for a replacement anyway (40) and he didnt want to kimp to a reverse out the gate. It would five me options as I get older.

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rotator cuff surgery last Wednesday.  Nerve block, nerve catheter and oxy.   Had ice machine on 60 straight hours. Pretty miserable thru Friday.   Took out catheter Saturday am and stopped oxy.   iced all day Saturday alternating with taking off sling and straightening arm and hand exercises.  felt great Saturday pm.    Sunday walked for an hour and alternated sling on/off all day doing hand/elbow exercises.  did ice machine after walk.   did not sleep with sling last night and have not worn today.  no real pain but have not used shoulder.  had all four torn tendons and bone spurs and loose debris.   first two days sucked but really happy with progress.  

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50 minutes ago, Mother mopar said:
2 hours ago, SHOOTER12 said:
The nerve block on my reverse replacement only lasted about 18 hours, and then it was 10mg hydrocodone.

Doc said I was young for a replacement anyway (40) and he didnt want to kimp to a reverse out the gate. It would five me options as I get older.

The first 3 orthopedic surgeons I consulted refused to do a replacement for me at age 58, said I was too young.wtf?   If it's gone, it's gone and age doesn't have a damned thing to do with it. So by the time I found someone to do it at age 61 it had gotten so bad, it had to be a reverse replacement.  Totally, totally sucks. 

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1 hour ago, SHOOTER12 said:

The first 3 orthopedic surgeons I consulted refused to do a replacement for me at age 58, said I was too young.wtf?   If it's gone, it's gone and age doesn't have a damned thing to do with it. So by the time I found someone to do it at age 61 it had gotten so bad, it had to be a reverse replacement.  Totally, totally sucks. 

How do you like reverse replacement?  my two surgeon consults said I was too young at 58.  even though one of my tendons was not fixable they said I will be ok with 3 and have options in the future.  

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17 minutes ago, Gladeite said:

How do you like reverse replacement?  my two surgeon consults said I was too young at 58.  even though one of my tendons was not fixable they said I will be ok with 3 and have options in the future.  

I hate it.  Severely impeded range of motion, inadequate strength recovery, very limited in sleep positions.  Range of motion is so impaired it's very difficult to wash my opposite armpit.

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My feet are f'd up. VA keeps slow walking me (pun intended) made me get orthopedic shoes first before I could see an orthopedist. Perfect sense. Now that I've jumped though that hoop, I have to get new x-rays and get reevaluated for a referral, but can't get elective done during the COVID-19 crisis. 

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Don't get too cocky.  Your turn is coming.

Like a freight train I’m afraid.

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55 minutes ago, tbone_ said:

Man, y’all some broke down mother fuckers.

Guilty as charged your honor....

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51 and considering same. Although so far good sleep and p90x every morning has been working ok. Knock wood.

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21 minutes ago, BearSchlong said:

I'm 47 and I get BioTe hormone pellets implanted every 6 months.

It's like the fountain of youth.

Reminds me, today's my T- shot.

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On 5/31/2020 at 1:45 PM, tbone_ said:

No vaccine for me. I was 48 at the time. Seems like that’s younger than they typically give it.

I think i got shingles on my lower abdomen. it started at the peak of the pandemic, i just thought it was some kind of heat rash or something because it was at its worst when i was working out or riding the bike when i was sweaty. I wasn't going to go to the Dr for that at that point in time. been putting cortisone cream on it, still have scars but not really blistering any more. the fucked up thing is that came on shortly after my 51st birthday which from what i've read is young for shingles, but back in September (day of the LSU game in fact) I had to get my appendix removed. Nurse said "you're really old to need an appendectomy". I was not in the mood for her shit (especially since i went to ER right after the game) and my reply was "Well I was hoping I'd get a hot nurse"     

     

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24 minutes ago, tbone_ said:

Knock wood.

Some mornings I still do. Not as often as I used to. 

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1 hour ago, nnm said:

Some mornings I still do. Not as often as I used to. 

There's a pill for that........

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I think i got shingles on my lower abdomen. it started at the peak of the pandemic, i just thought it was some kind of heat rash or something because it was at its worst when i was working out or riding the bike when i was sweaty. I wasn't going to go to the Dr for that at that point in time. been putting cortisone cream on it, still have scars but not really blistering any more. the fucked up thing is that came on shortly after my 51st birthday which from what i've read is young for shingles, but back in September (day of the LSU game in fact) I had to get my appendix removed. Nurse said "you're really old to need an appendectomy". I was not in the mood for her shit (especially since i went to ER right after the game) and my reply was "Well I was hoping I'd get a hot nurse"     
     

And I’m guessing that was the last time your bed pan got emptied

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25 minutes ago, NeverMarryAStripper said:


And I’m guessing that was the last time your bed pan got emptied

She was doing the CT scan or whatever and wasn't going to be in charge of me after that.  Which reminds of another funny part...when I dragged myself in there I told them I was having appendicitis and they all said it had to be something else. It had progressively gotten worse all day after I lifted that morning and later through the afternoon,  and by gametime I was rather uncomfortable. Every symptom said it was the appendix. I didn't eat or drink anything because I knew how it was going to end

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Had our second shingles shot Wednesday morning. My shoulder has had a 3” diameter red spot and is very sore to the touch. Can still sleep on that side ok though.

Mrs. Brat’s shoulder has a larger red spot anf just itches.

The first round of shots 3 months ago caused no discomfort. Hope these work, because I had a mild case of the shingles at age 19 and they sucked.

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46 minutes ago, Armybrat said:

Had our second shingles shot Wednesday morning. My shoulder has had a 3” diameter red spot and is very sore to the touch. Can still sleep on that side ok though.

Mrs. Brat’s shoulder has a larger red spot anf just itches.

The first round of shots 3 months ago caused no discomfort. Hope these work, because I had a mild case of the shingles at age 19 and they sucked.

I had chicken pox at about 5 and I was under the impression that shingles was for old people breaking bad bullshit GIF

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13 hours ago, Armybrat said:

Had our second shingles shot Wednesday morning. My shoulder has had a 3” diameter red spot and is very sore to the touch. Can still sleep on that side ok though.

Mrs. Brat’s shoulder has a larger red spot anf just itches.

The first round of shots 3 months ago caused no discomfort. Hope these work, because I had a mild case of the shingles at age 19 and they sucked.

I had the shingles shots (set of two 4-6 months apart) and after each shot within 12 hours felt like I had the flu. Fever, chills, achy and can’t get out of bed.  Lasted about 12 hours, then went away.  Weird AF. 

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Happy Fathers Day old people. I'm 62 1/2 today. Ran 1 mile in Corpus conditions this am. 14:00. Been building towards it. Very pleased. Now to get back on the bicycle. Corpus is tough for cycling. Not overly trafficked,  but 15mph winds all day every day.

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12 hours ago, Nolacycling said:

Happy Fathers Day old people. I'm 62 1/2 today. Ran 1 mile in Corpus conditions this am. 14:00. Been building towards it. Very pleased. Now to get back on the bicycle. Corpus is tough for cycling. Not overly trafficked,  but 15mph winds all day every day.

Get it bro!  Good job.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fuck that sumbitch, if that mutherfucker knew how got damned jealous I was.... what wait...is this damned thing still on???

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On 6/19/2020 at 6:51 PM, Armybrat said:

Had our second shingles shot Wednesday morning. My shoulder has had a 3” diameter red spot and is very sore to the touch. Can still sleep on that side ok though.

Mrs. Brat’s shoulder has a larger red spot anf just itches.

The first round of shots 3 months ago caused no discomfort. Hope these work, because I had a mild case of the shingles at age 19 and they sucked.

 

First shot effects were much worse than second shot for me.

 

On 6/15/2020 at 4:26 PM, Dennis Taylor said:

I think i got shingles on my lower abdomen. it started at the peak of the pandemic, i just thought it was some kind of heat rash or something because it was at its worst when i was working out or riding the bike when i was sweaty. I wasn't going to go to the Dr for that at that point in time. been putting cortisone cream on it, still have scars but not really blistering any more. the fucked up thing is that came on shortly after my 51st birthday which from what i've read is young for shingles, but back in September (day of the LSU game in fact) I had to get my appendix removed. Nurse said "you're really old to need an appendectomy". I was not in the mood for her shit (especially since i went to ER right after the game) and my reply was "Well I was hoping I'd get a hot nurse"     

     

 

My step dad was nearly 60 when he got appendicitis.

 

 

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I had the shingles shots (set of two 4-6 months apart) and after each shot within 12 hours felt like I had the flu. Fever, chills, achy and can’t get out of bed.  Lasted about 12 hours, then went away.  Weird AF. 

My experience as well with both shots last year. The new vaccine came out a few months after I came down with shingles. I was 55.

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I had a mild case of shingles about 5 years ago, so mid-50's. Somehow I knew almost immediately what was up and got it treated pretty quickly. Weird thing was I didn't remember ever having the pox upon me as a kid. Talked to one of my older brothers and apparently I had it around 3-4 years old. All that said, who do I see about these shots and are they a good idea? 

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I had a mild case of shingles about 5 years ago, so mid-50's. Somehow I knew almost immediately what was up and got it treated pretty quickly. Weird thing was I didn't remember ever having the pox upon me as a kid. Talked to one of my older brothers and apparently I had it around 3-4 years old. All that said, who do I see about these shots and are they a good idea? 

CVS or Walgreens. My insurance paid 100%. They are considered very effective. The old shingles vaccine was not very effective and it was only recommended for people over 60. The new Shingrix is for people 50+. On your not remembering chicken pox, I’m guessing most people don’t remember having it. I don’t. Our parents made sure we all got it when we were very young because it’s no big deal for the tots. There actually were play dates with kids who were infected to make sure we would get it early.

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17 minutes ago, HouTex said:


CVS or Walgreens. My insurance paid 100%. They are considered very effective. The old shingles vaccine was not very effective and it was only recommended for people over 60. The new Shingrix is for people 50+. On your not remembering chicken pox, I’m guessing most people don’t remember having it. I don’t. Our parents made sure we all got it when we were very young because it’s no big deal for the tots. There actually were play dates with kids who were infected to make sure we would get it early.

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1 hour ago, HouTex said:


CVS or Walgreens. My insurance paid 100%. They are considered very effective. The old shingles vaccine was not very effective and it was only recommended for people over 60. The new Shingrix is for people 50+. On your not remembering chicken pox, I’m guessing most people don’t remember having it. I don’t. Our parents made sure we all got it when we were very young because it’s no big deal for the tots. There actually were play dates with kids who were infected to make sure we would get it early.

yeah, I was aware of the chicken pox parties and from what my brother says that's what happened. We all had it at the same time, I was just too young to remember. 5 kids, kinda hard to keep us all from getting anything any one of us had even if you had wanted to. I do remember getting the measles when I was 7 or so but even that was pretty mild.

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8 hours ago, El Diablo said:

I had a mild case of shingles about 5 years ago, so mid-50's. Somehow I knew almost immediately what was up and got it treated pretty quickly. Weird thing was I didn't remember ever having the pox upon me as a kid. Talked to one of my older brothers and apparently I had it around 3-4 years old. All that said, who do I see about these shots and are they a good idea? 

It was free at Kroger with insurance. I’m mid 50’s also. 

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A month or so I was hiking, birding through long wooded rocky trails through hills, carrying a camera with a huge lens. At one point I found myself emerge from the trees to find myself on top of a small mountain. I looked down from a clear spot at the peak and was shocked at where I had gotten myself. It was quite a ways down there from where I started. Had no idea I had been climbing. I was a bit tired, out of shape, but no struggles at all.

Last week after hardly doing anything active for several weeks, my left knee, usually my good one, decided to hurt. It started getting better a couple of days later, then my right knee, balky most of my life, just decided to shit the bed. For no apparent reason. I can hardly walk on it without making it worse. It gets a bit better with rest, but a few necessary treks up the stairs and it's back to feeling like a cripple. This sucks.

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Got my first shingles shot today. Felt a little achy earlier but nothing too bad. My arm on the other hand feels like someone took a bat to it. 

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Have had borderline high cholesterol for several years.  Last doc just said statin (which I resisted because of side effects).  Recently changed primary care docs and new doctor recommended CT Calcium scan.  Got it yesterday, and score Zero.  So no calcification in scan and will not go too aggressive on cholesterol for the time being (follow up appointment with new doctor in Sept.

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I'm kinda like Lili Von Shtupp... everything below the waist is kaput. My knees are bad and my feet are fubar with old breaks, arthritis and bone spurs. They just released Voltaren OTC anti-inflammatory topical gel. This shit is miracle cream. The pain stopped in 5 minutes and lasted for hours. I may grow a third eye later, but for now this is great.

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My poor wife has a defective left side. First, she had shoulder surgery for a labral tear and impingement that required some bone to be removed. Frozen shoulder despite earnest efforts to follow rehab.

Next, she had arthritis in her spine which led to a fusion between L4 and L5 (IIRC). That surgery didn’t go well (surgeon kinda fucked up...long story...we aren’t supposed to discuss the details) and left her with nerve damage that affects her left leg and foot, gets worse over time. She’s even been to Mayo, but there’s nothing that can be done besides lots of meds and daily therapy/rehab. Luckily, she has “own occupation” disability insurance because she can no longer practice her medical specialty. The insurance companies have tried to fuck her over every time they change her case manager, but she’s got an iron clad policy, and we’re frankly smarter than them.

That fusion - we think - has contributed to a worsening of her sacroiliac joint arthritis, primarily on the left side. That is getting even more painful than the nerve damage to her left leg and foot. She might have to get bilateral SI fusion.

On Wednesday, she’s getting a left hip labral tear repaired laparoscopically, and as with the shoulder, bone will have to be removed. The recovery will be 4-6 weeks, but then the rehab will be complicated by the nerve damage to her left leg and foot. She is concerned that she will never recover to the level she’s at now which is well below 50% of normal.

She is much more conscientious of her health than I am yet I’m as strong as an ox (well, maybe an old, over-weight ox). Life’s not always fair. 
 

EDIT:

Oh, I forgot, she’s had carpal tunnel surgery on the left side (and right) as well as surgery to correct for a “trigger finger.”
 

Her vision is pretty good, but I’m sure it’s worse out of her left eye. 

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