Man, that's great they did it arthroscopically. 3 out of my 4 they had to cut open. Should be a lot better for you to heal.
How is the healing going?
My Master keeps saying he needs to see the doctor again. He’s already been told he needs new knees and shoulder, but again, the time away from work.
Today our second job was replacing a two handle tub shower valve. He decided to solder it and it took him two minutes just to walk down eight steps after.
I’ve been working for him for about four years now, known him for about eight. I can tell you he’s in much worse shape now. But than again, he’s only 18 years older than me and I’m following at about the same pace.
i started physical therapy today, not much more than therapist moving my arm around to see what motion my shoulder has, orthopedist said 3 more weeks for the sling, but a month or 2 after that till i can lift any weight with that arm..
My 2 shoulders, the surgeon let me take my arm out of the sling while at home and lift it no higher than countertop level. No liftin more than a glass of water. I think that helped keep at least a little muscle tone and helped keep stiffness under control.
Leave the house get the sling on to protect the surgery and restrain any accidental movement.
i spoke with another PA from the ortho office and said with all the damage in my shoulder i shouldnt be doing much if any shoulder pt yet, the 6 week mark is when shoulder pt should start as not to pull any of the repairs off the bone...so now it will just be pt on the hand the next few weeks, someone else mentioned the moving chair for the shoulder..Just saw this.
When I had my shoulder re-done they had an exercise chair that manipulated my arm up and down and a bit side to side. Was supposed to use it four hours a day but I nearly doubled that over several weeks.
Even persuaded the rental company to leave it there weeks longer as I worked my way back to health. Mind you this was thirty years ago but I was back on the job in three months.
Movement is key to this recovery in your shoulder.