Best Wishes!

Best WishesMy sister-in-law, who lives with a yet to be determined autoimmune disease, is having rotator cuff surgery tomorrow in order to repair some torn tendons in her shoulder. Please join me in sending her best wishes for a safe surgery and speedy recovery. If you have undergone this procedure yourself, it would be greatly appreciated if you could share a few words about your personal experience.

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8 comments
  1. Mariellen says:

    Will do, RA Guy. My husband had that surgery. It’s tough, but necessary. Tell her to do EVERYTHING her therapist says. It will be a long road but she will make it…

  2. Detje says:

    sending best wishes for a speedy recovery. I just went to see my doctor about my shoulder & had an xray done. I won’t find out for a few days.

  3. The Sister-in-law says:

    Thank you! As you can see, my brother-in-law is a hero in more ways than one!

    I am not really looking forward to yet another surgery, but I have to come to terms with the fact that this is part of the treatment. What amazes me the most is how long I have lived with the pain, maybe just hoping it would go away…or pretending it wasn’t there. I am learning lately that what I have is real, and it’s gaining territory :o , whatever it is.

  4. Carla says:

    I had rotator cuff surgery not quite a year ago. I was terrified (sort of) after reading all the horror stories. My surgery and recovery was a breeze compared to everything I read. I had very little pain and regained movement back in my arm in no time. You can’t even see the small scars any more. I talk about it on my blog here. Good luck and I hope your surgery is as easy and successful as mine!
    http://carlascorner.wordpress.com/2010/06/03/about-rotator-cuff-surgery/

  5. sheryl says:

    I have had both shoulders done. My worst was my right shoulder as the surgeon explained it, “he had to open the big tray” That means he had to really open up my shoulder as there was massive damage. That was over 7 years ago. At the time directly after the surgery, he told me I would never get full movement back. But after 3 months of recovery and a good PT, and yes pain! and even more motivation on my part. I have full movement in my shoulder. The Dr says I am his best example. Everyones recovery depends on the amount of damage.

    Determination is a must. As an experienced health care professional myself I have seen all the sides. A can do attitude makes a big difference.

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