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 07/09/2010 11:40 AM

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Hi All,
Not much new, working hard on getting rom back, a little improvement there, after the cortisone injection, some pain still but nothing major. had ionto on wed from pt and ice massage, chiro working on getting rom back. been hot here also not quite 99f but in the 90's and humidity up in the 70 percent range live in the AC , Big graduation picnic to get through this weekend, then surgery on monday. Hope you all have a good weekend have fun and stay safe , will update soon


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 07/08/2010 11:57 PM

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hi all,

first off...it is so unbelievably hot up here that i swear my shoes melted to the ground when i stepped on it. temperature yesterday reached 37 celcius (99F) and with the humidex it was 46c (115F), and there has been NO breeze. I have AC in my apt but i live on the top floor and with the thermostat at 67F it doesn't go below 78F during the day, so there isn't much relief. hopefully there will be a break soon, but it's not looking promising, if it stays like this i'll be looking forward to fall.

not much new to report, working lots on shoulder ROM and keeping my back in line. I go back to the Osteopath on tuesday next week. my rotator cuff has been super tender to touch, i can't barely touch the lateral side of my shoulder wear the SS inserts, my guess is because of the tendinosis. my bicep has been super tight the past week and i hadn't done strengthening in a while and attempted the other day and have dropped from 15lbs weights to 7.5lbs in a month, guess i'm really gonna have to keep up with it to maintain strength. still no word on second opinion with wrist OS hopefully soon.

julie, you ready for the ulnar surgery next week? if it's as hot there as it is here...might not be too bad having to stay indoors to recover lol. the splint is a bit worrying tho, you'll have to make sure to keep the shoulder moving in the meantime.

laura, how have you been doing?

sunday i went to see the 4th of july fireworks at niagara falls, it was mostly americans because you still had a holiday but it was so packed. i had never seen the fireworks over the falls let alone have i even been to niagara falls since i was around 5 years old, so it was good to see again. hope all is well with you guys



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 07/07/2010 12:57 PM

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hey I am back! Could not see current posts since about a week ago.Any updates?Me - same ol stuff - -saw OS yesterday for my post op left shoulder. another 8 weeks of PT to get strength, which I am seriously lacking.Still going through with ulnar surgery on the 16th. Julie
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 07/01/2010 07:34 PM

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Leanne, Well Happy Cananda Day to you, Must be the week to stiffen up, hopefully this is the trainer and pt will get you range back, I am hoping aftera very painful morning at the chiropractor and the os, I will get some of mine back, the os said it wasn't so bad just a 15 to 20 percent loss, hopefully won't get any worse, Iwas almost at full range too, life sucks well have fun watching the fireworks tonight


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Laura
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 07/01/2010 01:52 PM

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laura, glad they at least did a cortisone shot and hopefully the decreased inflammation from the shot will at least slow any scar tissue down. it just seems like a never ending battle with scar tissue for you. i agree, take it easy the next few days to let things settle down. it's a holiday here today, canada day...feels weird with it being on a thursday as opposed to a long weekend. the weather has cooled down here to about 20 degrees so it's very pleasant outside. nice break from the heat and will be nice for fireworks tonight. back to PT tomorrow morning and then meeting with the trainer. will update after that, shoulder seems a bit stiff this week so will have to work hard on ROM


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 07/01/2010 12:17 PM

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Hi Seen the os today about stiffening issue, he agreed it was starting to stiffen up, and that was after I seen the chiropractor who loosed things up a bit, He put in a cortisone injection, what to stop any inflamation that may be causing this. everyone assume I did something to my shoulder, nut I did not. eNJOY YOU 4TH OF juY EVERYONE. wE WILL SEE IF THE SHOT HELPS.


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 06/29/2010 11:20 PM

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Julie, sorry to hear the left shoulder is getting so bad, man thats tough, but you seem mentally perpared for the elbow. we have cool weather hear today. I need to go walkiing again with my crazy schedule of driving kids around all day it been rough to even get me time enough to do anything. Seen chiropractor, said seem stuck in the acromion area, and ac joint, it is almost like you can feel th scare tissue setteling in there, I had to take pain meds last night and again tonight, to even deal with the pain haven't felt painin so long in the shoulder, but if you know what it feel like when they massage scare tissue out, that painful prickelly feeling, thats what I feel all day long in the shoulder, with out being touched. well the chiropractor tried to break away the stuck joints, but did not feel like anything budged, been icing every two hours for 20 minutes. I am not sure what is going on and why, chiro feel it could be just inflamation and wants me to cut back on excercises for a couple of days and see if it resolves itself, can't tell you how scared I am about this. well enjoy your day tomorrow, will get back after pt tomorrow and see what he thinks.



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 06/29/2010 05:43 PM

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Laura,ON NO! Maybe before it gets too bad, you want to get in to see your OS? Perhaps cortisone BEFORE you lose too much range?? After all the hard work and surgeries, I'd hate to see you lose it now! Unfortunately, scar tissue takes over! UGH!!Leanne - - sounds like you're on top of all that needs to be done. Seems awfully early on to have degenerative changes....but with all that you've been through, it doesn't surprise me. I hope by fall, things are much better for you and you are able to avoid surgery!!!As for me - - I'm beginning to wonder what's going on with left shoulder. I have pain around the rc and abduction is really difficult and painful. Also, external rotation is painful. clunking going on at ball/socket. No matter what - - I plan to have the ulnar surgery (right) on the 16th. I really really need to. I almost think I tore my rc, but can't imagine how I would have done that. I'm really confused as to WHY this is happening NOW vs. earlier on. I am 5 months post op left DCR and biceps tenodesis. I follow up with my OS next tuesday (routine follow up) so will see what he says. Maybe nothing more than continue strengthening. I'm game - - if that's what i need to get better! Really beautiful weather here finally! Cooler days tomorrow - - hope to get back out walking again -- - and for a bike ride with my son More later! Julie
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 06/29/2010 02:56 AM

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julie, i've spoken to my shoulder OS and PT about my back before and my issues are no doubt a result of having to recover from shoulder surgeries over the past 6 years. i spent 4 years in university running my own window cleaning business and ended up doing a lot of labour with my crew which involved carrying ladders and cleaning windows. considering i haven't had full range and have only had max 140 degrees of forward flexion for the past 5 years, if you've ever seen the proper technique for cleaning windows off a ladder and carrying a 24/32' ladders, full forward flexion is definetly needed. when i couldn't get that from my shoulders, i got it from putting my low back in extension. so even tho i'm only 25, all that manual labor with no range in my shoulders really did me in, not just in the back, but the shoulders too. i already have degenerative changes in L3, L4, L5 and S1. the car accident last month didn't help matters. but the osteopath treatments have been helping me manage it a lot, s i will continue as long as necessary and hope it helps my shoulders as much as its helped my back. although, my trainer tried working on my pelvis today but it's gonna take a few treatments to get it back in alignment since i played tennis on friday. i guess that tendon being gone in my ankle is the big culprit for it being so messed these past few days. anyways, it's 3am...i should get to bed. update more tomorrow.



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 06/29/2010 12:31 AM

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Ok I am Starting to get freaked out because the shoulder (rt) is sore and really stiff today , been about a month since I have and any kind of real pain in it, it would get sore from overuse and streching, but not the kind where you say I should take something for that. Don't want it freezing up again. And have been streching, many times a day to keep what I have. Chiro tomorrow, have him strech the heck out of it. Happy tuesday guys, thank for listening



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 06/28/2010 08:24 AM

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Wow, so we share back issues as well!! here's my story - - have L5 fused to SI left side. I have an extremely tight piriformis, and hips. Ham strings really tight as well. I am supposed to be doing PT 2X week (mainly traction and serious painful stretching!) for my back prior to facet cortisone injections to SI joint. but I just don't have enough days in the week, cuz I'm in there 2X week for my shoulder. I REFUSE to do more than that! I have frequent lumbar spasms, caused by hips. To make matters worse, I herniated my T 7/8 last fall. Still have symptoms, despite cortisone (only did 1 since it really didn't do much). Xrays showed arthritis in cervical spine and degenerative disc disease throughout. Laura - - me too - -I'm in the car too much, which doesn't help! Next week, my PT is coming to my house to do an ergonomic evaluation. He is convinced my office set up and my office chair are making shoulder/back issues worse. I finally gave into this idea. He's an ergonomic specialist (forgot the exact title). At first, I was very resistant....but took me a while to realize I should spend the $$ and do it. He will also order me a new chair for my desk....which will actually fit and be supportive, unlike the chair I currently have from Staples! Leanne, You are awfully young, yet again(!!) to have back issues as well!! I didn't develop any of these symptoms until some time in my early 40's. Are yours genetic?? Mine are... except not the shoulders, I don't think. Laura, what do you do for exercise? Are you walking, too? I try to walk every day, but that doesn't always work out the way I want it to. Perhaps we should post to Back1.com? I tried it once but I don't see much activity there. Shoulder PT today. OH joy!! Julie
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 06/27/2010 11:05 PM

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hey guys,i know what your saying about constantly feeling the back moving, everytime i get out of the car and put pressure on my right leg, my SI joint goes out...everytime. luckily, with the osteopath treatments, it doesn't hurt as much and doesn't stay out as long. something is definetly out right now, i'm getting the tingling down my left leg/buttock, so my sciatic nerve is entrapped somewhere. i know my extremely tight piriformis and IT bands aren't helping matters so i'll get my trainer to work that out and put it back tomorrow. mine constantly goes out since i sprained my ankle really bad in december and it changed my gait/the way i walk. it's going to take a lot of osteopath appts, but it's helped a lot. i have a lot of problems with my L5 always being out and stuck in extension. i do totally blame the start of all my back problems on my shoulders.it's been hot and muggy here too and had some thunderstorms roll through today, didn't make being outside pleasant and mostly stayed indoors in the AC. trainer/osteopath treatments 3x this week and then PT on friday after canada day on thursday...it's weird having a holiday on a thursday :Swill update soon!


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 06/27/2010 09:11 PM

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Julie, I am constantly trying to strech to keep rom on shoulder, just hit the 2 month mark usually don't start to stiffen up until 3 months, but last time i thin it was 2 months when started feeling like I was, so maybe, don't see pt until wednesday. had x rays in april the first time I had my back go out, said it was L5 relared and again it pain is the same and radiates down left leg, last time was the right side so must be the same thing. well keep hanging in there, spent way to many hours in the car last week, driving someone somewhere, talk to you soon



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 06/27/2010 03:47 PM

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Laura,Hang in there...and maybe increase the number of times you do your ROM exercises??Don't want to lose what you gained!! So sorry about your back. Boy, can I relate. I turn just the wrong way..and WHAM, out goes my back! Have you had any imaging done, like perhaps an MRI or xray? Sounds like maybe just age related disc degeneration? How is the core strengthening going? It takes SO much discipline, I know. All the humid stormy weather doesn't help much! Again, hang in there!! Julie
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 06/27/2010 03:37 PM

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Well Basicially nothing is new, feeling really stiff in the right shoulder, lost some rom this week, hopefully it is just due to the weather, back went out again, yesterday morning woke up in the night and thought I could feel the bones shift, and sure enough was sore as could be again coul not even go for my daily walk yesterday. pt one this week and the chiro 2x cant wait need my back adjusted again. really afraid that shoulder will freeze up again, only two months since last surgery and was doing so well, guess we will see as time goes by. have a great rest of the weekend



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 06/26/2010 01:47 PM

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So I am making such slow progress in my lower traps. I do ok with stim on lower traps while I exercise and do stuff at home, but I can't seem to build the strength and coordination in them (left) on my own. Getting frustrating. My PT is obviously frustrated with me and that only makes it worse. He doesn't say it, but he doesn't have to. My shoulder is clunking A LOT and he says it's the ball/socket knocking because the cuff is so weak. I am in danger of dislocating. Really sore today in ball/socket area. I am instructed to attach stim to my lower traps and spend a lot of time with it running, so I can get more and more of a feel for the lower traps being there. We're (PT and I) are trying to figure out WHY all of a sudden lower traps seem paralyzed. I can only think of the fact that my other shoulder muscles are so uncoordinated and I've stressed the lower traps? Yesterday I told my PT that my upper back where we've been working feels like it's bruised, yet it's not. He thought it was because of the "work-out" and the fact that muscle is now hopefully growing. This is all frustrating to me...and i wish I felt better about it all. I do know I am looking forward to having ulnar fixed! Anyway, I hope you are having a nice weekend!! I'm going to go out and have fun and try to put my shoulders out of my mind for a while! Julie
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 06/24/2010 03:55 PM

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i've heard the same from varying sources...no more then 3 per lifetime and no more then 3 per year. they have all been spread out and most done by my OS, so if he keeps doing them then he must think it's ok? they haven't all been to the same area. i had 3 biceps injections, 4 glenohumeral and 5 subacromial injections. i've never had more then 3 per year tho. guess it must be ok.so far no aftershocks, but there will likely be some felt further north by ottawa near the epicentre. anyways, tennis may be off for the night, my trainer is under the weather. will let you know.


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 06/24/2010 10:43 AM

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Leanne,I hear mixed answers on the subject of cortisone. Mostly I hear - - limit 3 shots per area per life time. But - - that's only one thought. I think it starts to soften tissue that shouldn't be. Another opinion I hear is no more than 3 per year? I don't know for sure. Think of all those ball players who probably take cortisone shots like candy! But then look at their protective muscle! I would think that 12 is excessive - - in any case. Was it different doctors that offered it to you? I imagine it was over a long period of time though, right?I've had a few injections into my right shoulder - - but over a few years. I've had one to thoracic spine for herniated disc, with the strict rule of no more than 3 total. I stopped at one since it didn't really do much at all. I guess it really just depends on the situation.I have to tell you I'm ready for cortisone to my L shoulder to bring down the irritation - - don't really know about inflammation - - but man is it irritated from trying to use it correctly and working it quite hard. I wonder if cortisone would maybe help me through the critical time frame after my ulnar surgery R arm!! I'm getting kind of nervous as I talked to the doctor's office yesterday about how long I'll be out of action, etc. And they said I'd be in a cast for a week - - so obviously my right arm won't be doing anything...and my left will be taking care of me - - and well, although it CAN, it doesn't do a very good job (yet). I know my PT would not tell me to wait any longer because 1 - it needs to be done - - I mean I'm up at night having to straighten my arm to get any relief, and 2 - - he'd just assume MAKE my left do some work - - as I tend to protect it and do much more with right. Ah, we should have a spare arm we could use in situations like this - - like a spare tire!! Anyway, sounds like you really got hit up there with earthquake and tornados! Yikes!I'm not aware of aftershocks - - but maybe you are? Hope things are calming down up there. Supposed to thunder here today (for a change . Just makes the air so so humid!! I LOVE Fall!! Anyway, back to PT today. Is supposed to be for my back - - but I have a sneaking suspicion, he's going to pull rank on me - - and insist we work on shoulder some more. I'm trying to put stim pads on lower traps and then do stuff at home, hoping to wake them up!! I think I'll have my PT put the pads on and leave them on - - cuz I think I'm getting them in the wrong place.so - - keep me posted Leanne. Enjoy tennis! Let me know how you do!! Julie
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 06/24/2010 01:23 AM

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julie, it was shakin up here too! I have friends up in ottawa where it was the worst apparently and then some other friends who not only felt the earthquake but had a tornado pass through right after it. seems like a day of natural disasters lol. the earthquake seems to be the running joke up here right now. the G20 summit is in toronto this weekend and our govt spent $1 billion on security for the 4 days, so the joke is they spent that much money and the earthquake still managed to breach security and there was a tsunami warning for the fake lake they built downtown lol. all in good fun, but of course only because no one was hurt. there were some bridges and phone towers knocked out apparently tho. Laura, i remember them saying all those storms were supposed to come through here but they kind of fizzled out by the time they got here. it's thunderstorming right now, nice to watch from the balcony. has either of your OS' ever told you if there is a limit to the amount of cortisone shots you can receive to a joint? I did a count (from what i could remember) and I'm up to about 12 in my left shoulder, with most of them being subacromial. julie, just remember to keep the workload to a minimum after the surgery, even tho i know that hard to do. my biggest problem is my shoulder being too forward as well, it just wont stay back and i can only remember to pull back so often. i have to stop pulling down as much cuz when i do i do it too much and it presses on the nerves making my arm tingle. today we worked mostly on ankle stabilization at the gym and then adjusting my foot cuz all the bones are out of place all the time since the ankle sprain, i now have a super tight calf. tomorrow, i'm going to attempt a game of tennis with my trainer in the evening, so we'll see how that goes. i'll juts be happy to be outside doing something active, they'll be all one armed shots tho, not risking using my left for forehands/backhands. i went to the batting cages the other night to hit some baseballs (i miss baseball the most) and i'm still feeling that. didn't feel quite right with the biceps having been moved. anyways, off to bed. will update after my tennis attempt.



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 06/23/2010 05:33 PM

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Leanne, Did you feel the earthquake up there? We actually felt it here in MA....very slightly though.Laura - sounds like you're making progress in all ways. That's great!! I think we'll never be free from shoulder problems, even years from now!Laura - I wonder why your shoulder won't stay back again! Frustrating! With me, I have to have a constant conscious effort to keep it back. And my shoulders move up towards my ears, too....when trying to accomplish something! Trying so hard to use the right muscles to do the appropriate jobs, but it's forward one day and backwards the next. I am getting nervous as I am told my right elbow/wrist will be in a splint for a week with NO movement. So, I'm going to be left handed again - - -and my left shoulder is what I'm working on right now. Guess that will continue even just after my surgery, as it's so important to maintain and continue to make gains. Just nervous, as my left will have to do the work...and I hope it's ready! Well, I have 3 weeks to go....How close were the tornadoes to your house, Laura? We actually had strong storms and tornado watch about 2 weeks ago - - very unusual for this area. Lots of thunder and lightening, but that's about it. Yes, welcome to summer! As far as the weather, I LOVE Fall!!!So, keep the progress goin' and write when you can! Julie
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