[at-l] My shoulder surgery is scheduled...

trailr at aol.com trailr at aol.com
Tue Sep 7 14:07:11 CDT 2010

LOL. That's what I had done 4-5 months before my Thru hike. So full recovery IS possible, if you do your therapy and don't over do it I'm at 120% now, was at 100% on the trail. I had a torn rotator cuff, spurs and an impinged joint ( they cleaned it out). And mine was NOT arthroscopic. Good luck!


------Original Message------
From: Linda Patton
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Subject: [at-l] My shoulder surgery is scheduled...
Sent: Sep 7, 2010 2:33 PM

Some of you have asked me to let you know the date.  Others 
will be hearing about this for the first time.  Surgery (out patient, 
arthroscopic) to repair a torn rotator cuff muscle and 'clean up' 
some spurs and other problems in my right shoulder is now 
scheduled for Tuesday morning Sept. 28.   I believe I'll be in a 
padded brace for at least four weeks after that.  Therapy to 
re-strengthen the shoulder/arm starts after healing--I think at 
least 8 weeks.  Probably won't regain strong usage until the 
middle of next year.  :-((   Anyone with any experience with 
this feel free to chime in.  

~~ eArThworm

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