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Re: Bummed - Double tear in rotator cuff

Unread postby greenhorndave » Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:38 pm

DEERSLAYER wrote:Been meaning to update this. I seen the surgeon. Turns out I have a torn Rotator Cuff & a torn Labrum & a torn upper Bicep tendon. He also said there was quite a bit of arthritis he was going to clean up while he was in there otherwise I would just be back to see him in 5 years.

Not quite the news I was expecting or wanted, but it is what it is.

On top of this I'm having a fair amount of pain in my left shoulder. It feels worse (but different) than my right shoulder & it feels like I tore that up as well.

So wax that just a full diagnosis or was that after surgery?


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Re: Bummed - Double tear in rotator cuff

Unread postby DEERSLAYER » Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:43 pm

greenhorndave wrote:
DEERSLAYER wrote:Been meaning to update this. I seen the surgeon. Turns out I have a torn Rotator Cuff & a torn Labrum & a torn upper Bicep tendon. He also said there was quite a bit of arthritis he was going to clean up while he was in there otherwise I would just be back to see him in 5 years.

Not quite the news I was expecting or wanted, but it is what it is.

On top of this I'm having a fair amount of pain in my left shoulder. It feels worse (but different) than my right shoulder & it feels like I tore that up as well.

So wax that just a full diagnosis or was that after surgery?

That was what he showed me on the MRI & explained to me on my right shoulder. Surgery is April 16th.

Haven't had my left shoulder checked out yet.
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Re: Bummed - Double tear in rotator cuff

Unread postby Dewey » Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:45 pm

That sucks but gotta get it fixed. Sooner it’s done the quicker you can be back in the woods.

How long for recovery?
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Re: Bummed - Double tear in rotator cuff

Unread postby greenhorndave » Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:45 pm

DEERSLAYER wrote:
greenhorndave wrote:
DEERSLAYER wrote:Been meaning to update this. I seen the surgeon. Turns out I have a torn Rotator Cuff & a torn Labrum & a torn upper Bicep tendon. He also said there was quite a bit of arthritis he was going to clean up while he was in there otherwise I would just be back to see him in 5 years.

Not quite the news I was expecting or wanted, but it is what it is.

On top of this I'm having a fair amount of pain in my left shoulder. It feels worse (but different) than my right shoulder & it feels like I tore that up as well.

So wax that just a full diagnosis or was that after surgery?

That was what he showed me on the MRI & explained to me on my right shoulder. Surgery is April 16th.

Haven't had my left shoulder checked out yet.

Gotcha.

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Re: Bummed - Double tear in rotator cuff

Unread postby dan » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:37 pm

Hopefully its a quick recovery and you can get out hunting and living quicker than later... As far as hunting goes, if you can hunt in the fall, you can turn the bow way down to the minimum. With todays advanced bows, arrows, and cut on contact broadheads, you can be pretty efficient with a 35 pound bow pull.
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Re: Bummed - Double tear in rotator cuff

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:04 am

Good luck with your surgery DS...follow the rehab plan and hope for the best.
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Re: Bummed - Double tear in rotator cuff

Unread postby stash59 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:22 am

Follow the rehab orders and like has been mentioned. Look into alternative weapons/draw weights to stay hunting. If you have access to private you may have to get help setting some preset stands. Or ground pound if you stay mobile. Just keep getting out there. It really helps the psyche!!!
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Re: Bummed - Double tear in rotator cuff

Unread postby Huntress13 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:16 am

Yikes. Nothing wrong with modifying your 2020 season and then plan big for 2021.
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Re: Bummed - Double tear in rotator cuff

Unread postby backstraps » Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:43 am

Sorry to hear DS

Hopefully the surgery goes well and recovery is 100% and quicker

Stick to the Dr orders and rehab. For sure tough times ahead. Best of luck!
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Re: Bummed - Double tear in rotator cuff

Unread postby ThePreBanMan » Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:48 am

Quality of life for the rest of your life is not worth the exchange of short term sacrifice. Deal with the short term pain so that you can have that long term gain. Try to use the downtime to do other things that you may have wanted to do but never had the time. Read that book you wanted to read, watch that movie, take that class or learn that new white-collar skill. Start that retirement account and do the investment research. Your body may be down for the count but your mind still works.
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Re: Bummed - Double tear in rotator cuff

Unread postby DEERSLAYER » Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:12 pm

A little update.

My surgery has been moved back a few times. Mainly because of Covid-19. However, during this extra time my other shoulder (left) has been getting worse so they X-ray'd it & found I have tendonopathy (calcium depositing on my tendons), scleroses (hardening of the muscle) & chronic rotator cuff disease (numerous little tears in my rotator cuff) in that shoulder. So we will try to get an MRI done on that one to see which shoulder needs to be done first. The left shoulder wants to pop out of socket a little at times & the pain is significantly worse than the right shoulder so I would not be surprised if they do that one first assuming we can squeeze in an MRI before the scheduled surgery for my right shoulder which is July 30th. Unfortunately, due to the surgery being pushed so far back it's not looking good for hunting this year & next year may even be iffy because I may have to get surgery on the other one.

It's frustrating for several reasons but it also makes me feel like my hunting days are numbered. Especially for mobile hunting. I have been mobile hunting almost exclusively for around 20 years but now it feels like that is in jeopardy. I guess I just can't push myself so hard when hunting.
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Re: Bummed - Double tear in rotator cuff

Unread postby Ghost Hunter » Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:37 pm

We are same age sort of. I got 1 year on you. My shoulders bother me at times. Get to thinking about it. I feel like I got a gremlin running around in me causing me pain most days. Maybe things will work out for you and you will get to see sun come up on cool morning in woods.
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Re: Bummed - Double tear in rotator cuff

Unread postby stash59 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:26 am

You looked into a an xbow yet? Yeah you might not be able to climb a tree either. So, ground hunt. I know the odds for getting a mature buck will be lower. But for me, just being out there. Let's me know I'm trying. And fools my brain into thinking I'm hunting. When in reality I only took my gear for a short nature walk. till better than sitting at home wishing and hoping.
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Re: Bummed - Double tear in rotator cuff

Unread postby DEERSLAYER » Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:12 am

stash59 wrote:You looked into a an xbow yet? Yeah you might not be able to climb a tree either. So, ground hunt. I know the odds for getting a mature buck will be lower. But for me, just being out there. Let's me know I'm trying. And fools my brain into thinking I'm hunting. When in reality I only took my gear for a short nature walk. till better than sitting at home wishing and hoping.

I'm considering an X-bow but will be waiting a while to see if I will even be able to carry it out & use it. I have had numerous encounters with nice bucks while ground hunting. Especially in my younger days when I found that most mature bucks didn't like coming withing 60-80 yards of a tree big enough for a stand.
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Re: Bummed - Double tear in rotator cuff

Unread postby hunt4fall » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:13 am

Sorry to hear that, good luck and speedy recovery.
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