I am the poster child for rotator cuff recovery my surgeon says

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    Nov 15, 2012 12:47 AM GMT
    My 6-month and last followup exam after rotator cuff surgery. And the surgeon says I'm the poster child for rotator cuff recovery! He told me you'd never know I had surgery...except for the sexy 3" scar on my shoulder. Remember, I tore 2 of the 4 rotator cuff muscles clean off the humerus bone, a third muscle I partially tore off the bone, and put an L-shaped tear in my right bicep.

    I credit my total recovery to eating lots of fresh veggies. They not only gave my body the nutrition to heal. But also allowed my body to make its own anti-inflammatories, so I didnt have swelling and internal inflammation that hinders healing.

    Also, I recovered so well because I exercised the shoulder almost daily. First starting out with very light, 3-lb dumbbells and working up as the muscle attachments strengthened. The exercises not only strengthened the muscles, but also kept the muscles and fascia stretched and moving.


    Here's my RJ blog of my surgery experience: http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2330867

    And here is the cut by cut report of the actual surgery, if you want to read what goes on in the surgury room: http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2466615
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    Nov 15, 2012 7:50 AM GMT
    That's wonderful news! Congratulations on your recovery! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 15, 2012 8:04 AM GMT
    You're just a champion aren'tcha?
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    Nov 15, 2012 11:28 AM GMT
    How about a pic of that sexy scar?
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    Nov 15, 2012 12:03 PM GMT
    mileshelvetica saidHow about a pic of that sexy scar?
    That comment is this close to being creepy
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    Nov 15, 2012 12:28 PM GMT
    Glad to read that you've recovered so well. Before injuring my rotator cuff (not nearly that severely and it didn't require surgery) I couldn't have imagined the work and pain involved in rehab-ing an injury of that sort.

    Kudos to you on the hard work and perseverance.
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    Nov 15, 2012 12:31 PM GMT
    McQueen saidYou're just a champion aren'tcha?


    Boo, when you get older you will be surprised to learn how important our individual triumphs over health challenges are in our lives, when you can't any more take for granted that you'll wake up tomorrow in basic working order. And Caslon has had way more than his fair share of these challenges.

    Congrats on your recovery, Caslon.
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    Nov 15, 2012 1:11 PM GMT
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    McQueen saidYou're just a champion aren'tcha?
    Boo, when you get older you will be surprised to learn how important our individual triumphs over health challenges are in our lives, when you can't any more take for granted that you'll wake up tomorrow in basic working order. And Caslon has had way more than his fair share of these challenges.
    Congrats on your recovery, Caslon.
    I wasn't being sarcastic.
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    Nov 15, 2012 1:29 PM GMT
    mileshelvetica saidHow about a pic of that sexy scar?

    I'll post a pic for ya. I got the scar cuz the surgeon nicked an artery during the arthroscopic surgery and had to open me up to fix it. It's described in the surgical report. HA!
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    Nov 15, 2012 1:29 PM GMT
    McQueen saidYou're just a champion aren'tcha?

    I am awesome.
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    Nov 15, 2012 1:33 PM GMT
    Now my goals are:

    Biking...build up endurance

    Wall climbing (we have a great facility in Alexandria)

    Join the crew of the Viking longship next Spring and row when my shoulder and back muscles are redeveloped
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    Nov 15, 2012 2:25 PM GMT
    McQueen said
    showme said
    McQueen saidYou're just a champion aren'tcha?
    Boo, when you get older you will be surprised to learn how important our individual triumphs over health challenges are in our lives, when you can't any more take for granted that you'll wake up tomorrow in basic working order. And Caslon has had way more than his fair share of these challenges.
    Congrats on your recovery, Caslon.
    I wasn't being sarcastic.


    Really? Ok then, never mind. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 10, 2013 12:15 AM GMT
    Congrats on your recovery! I am going through a flare up from a rotator cuff injury in late 2011 from swimming. When it flares up it's really a drag because mentally I want to work out full force and can't. I had an MRI done originally but it was a small tear. I swam 2 weeks ago and it's still sore.
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    May 10, 2013 11:22 PM GMT
    Total stud.