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    He finally got the go ahead for more intensive pt. He was using the bands they gave him at home since Dec, was supposed to go back in Jan but covid changed that, but now he can go back to 2x a week for the full treatment! And boy is he sore when he gets home. First they do mild stretches to warm his muscles up, Then they have him lay on his stomach, the therapist balances herself with one foot on a stool and the other knee in his waist area. Then she pulls his arm back several times to stretch the front muscle, then when he stands up she pulls the arm forward to stretch the back muscle.. The muscles have shrunk with hardly any use. Then the real work begins when he uses the bands for strength. He then uses a wheel with handles and rotates his arms like he is riding a bike. He asked if he was supposed to be doing that and she just smiled. Twice a week until his next visit in May with the PA. He said if nothing else the surgery was worth it as all the pain is gone in his shoulder and he can move his arm in any direction with no pain. Just no strength. $60,000+ well spent.
    Betty

    "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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    Good to hear of the progress. (Just in time for mowing season)
    Jim
    When looking at the clock at work--the correct time is:
    Too early to leave, too late to call in.

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    • #3
      Glad to hear. Just tell him to keep at it.
      Scott
      Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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      • #4
        Back 2 steps. He had to have a spot cut off his back for biopsy and the dr. had to go deep, needed stitches inside and outside, so no exercises for 2 weeks until stitches are out. He sure is high maintenance!
        Betty

        "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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        • #5
          Hi Betty - you surely have one heck of a lot of patience in dealing with Bruce!!!

          The important thing is that he appears to be heading in the right direction and hopefully it won't be too much longer before you can both put these issues behind you. And once he's recovered with your invaluable assistance, milk it for all its worth!!!
          Jim in Mexico

          Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
          - Albert Einstein

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          • #6
            Glad to hear he is getting back on track. After seeing what my wife went through, after her fall, I wouldn't wish rehab or PT on anyone.
            Tony

            My Son-in-law said "Darnit, I cut this board twice, now. And it's still too short."

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            • #7
              He’s the one with the patience. At least i don’t ricochet off the walls as much as I used to! We certainly proved opposites attract. How dull life would be if we were the same.
              Betty

              "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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              • #8
                Originally posted by will8989 View Post
                He sure is high maintenance!
                That's what happens after the warrantee expires.
                Scott
                Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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                • #9
                  That's what happens after the warrantee expires.
                  Very funny Scott - I'll remember this for the next time Norma comments of me complaining about aches and pains.
                  Jim in Mexico

                  Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
                  - Albert Einstein

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                  • #10
                    PT, as painful as it can be is crucial! I shattered my right elbow in 2003, 5hrs of surgery and lots of hardware put it back together.
                    The PT brought tears to my eyes many times But I now have a full range of motion. The only thing I can't do is throw stuff like rocks and frisbees my elbow lets me know not to do that. Without my therapist pushing me I would not be back to where I am now.
                    Rolf
                    RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                    Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                    Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                    And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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                    • #11
                      They push him. He said you wouldn’t think someone so small could inflict that amount of pain on Another person. This just another bump in the road.
                      Betty

                      "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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