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Well i guess i did it now!! UPDATE with MRI report
« on: March 07, 2017, 07:53:47 am »
Trying to load a tire and rim into my 3/4 ton 4x4 gmc this morning and I slipped on ice when it was almost in body. Came down hard on my right arm. Think its broken. It was one of those 425 wide base tires on rim. I tried to roll out of way but it got me hard. waiting for ride to hospital.
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Re: Well i guess i did it now!!
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2017, 08:25:42 am »
Hope you heal fast
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Re: Well i guess i did it now!!
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2017, 08:28:24 am »
Wow, It just hasn't been your year.

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Re: Well i guess i did it now!!
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2017, 10:38:22 am »
still setting here, thinking about going to hospital , waiting to see if I can bend my shoulder. I can bend arm at elbow now but shoyulder is not giving in yet.
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Re: Well i guess i did it now!!
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2017, 11:25:30 am »
You stubborn cuss, get that arm looked at. At least to get painkillers if nothing else. If it is damaged and doesn't heal properly you will really pay.
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Re: Well i guess i did it now!!
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2017, 12:44:16 pm »
I'm in total agreement with sawguy, get it looked at!  I hope it turns out fine but I came off a horse hard on my right shoulder 7 or 8 years ago and never went in, it's never worked right since then.

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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2017, 02:26:00 pm »
Well my happy pills are wearing off! I am heading to er now. Severe swelling and pain at a 8 on a scale of 1-10!!!
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2017, 05:55:58 pm »
I am back, severe bruising of elbow and upper arm/ bone. Some damage to shoulder, nothing broke!!! on more happy pills and anti inflamitory pills. in a sling, sleep in recliner chair , don't work for seven days, like that's going to happen! out come could have been worse.
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2017, 06:07:09 pm »
Be careful climbing the ladder that's going to be tuff with 1 arm . Heal quick move the recliner to the sugar shack .
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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2017, 07:02:37 am »
well it was a long night! tried sleeping in recliner, that didn't work . Tossed and turned till midnight, took a happy pill and muscle relaxer and got into bed. Slept till 6;30. Seems alittle better today. Having breakfast and trying to get dressed one armed. I have a truck driver coming after lunch.
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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2017, 08:02:04 am »
Shoulders are one of those things that don't heal. There are 4 muscles and tendons that hold the rotator cuff together. Working folk tend to tear them out one fiber at a time. Without an MRI you can completely tear out one and fool the docs push and pull tests. When you tear out the second one the arm goes down and cannot be lifted by itself. If you don't get that fixed promptly it will never raise again. That surgery is no picnic and takes a couple of years to get over. Not meaning to pile it on but do take care of it and listen to the docs. When you push into the pain you're tearing it. If you feel barbed wire around your bicep where the kids get that barb wire tattoo that is your bicep tendons chafing through the joint, they can also disconnect. If a doc ever prescribes Cipro antibiotic, read the fine print. It can cause tendon rupture. You got 2 more hours than I did last nite. Take it easy buddy!

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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2017, 08:52:06 am »
I had a full tendon tear in my right shoulder. I had an operation two
years ago. I still have pain. It take forever to get back to normal.
Nothing I want to do again.

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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2017, 09:17:22 am »
Glad to hear nothing broken.
Rest that sucker.
I have had both rotator cuff tendons detach and repaired  first one 1997, next 2000.
Cant lift anything with my arms extended, bot not too much pain.
The joints sound like rice crispies whe I move em.
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Re: Well i guess i did it now!!
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2017, 06:50:13 pm »
Hope you heal quickly. Smashed shoulder years ago, have most of my collar bone in a jar (got to keep up with your parts, even if they are not attached anymore)
Great injury for letting you know when the weather is about to change. As others said, take time to heal, hope it was not your dominate side, makes things awkward if it was.
I've always said I would give my right arm to be ambidexterous... ;D
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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2017, 08:22:27 pm »
Hope you heal quickly. Smashed shoulder years ago, have most of my collar bone in a jar (got to keep up with your parts, even if they are not attached anymore)
Great injury for letting you know when the weather is about to change. As others said, take time to heal, hope it was not your dominate side, makes things awkward if it was.
I've always said I would give my right arm to be ambidexterous... ;D
It is my dominate side, finding lots of every day things hard to do!!
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« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2017, 09:11:45 pm »
My neighbor broke his wrist on his dominate arm a few winters back, he thought he was going to starve to death before he could hit his mouth with a fork full of food, I'd laugh but that's about how ambidextrous I am also  ::)

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« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2017, 12:58:55 am »
Hope you heal quickly. Smashed shoulder years ago, have most of my collar bone in a jar (got to keep up with your parts, even if they are not attached anymore)
Great injury for letting you know when the weather is about to change. As others said, take time to heal, hope it was not your dominate side, makes things awkward if it was.
I've always said I would give my right arm to be ambidexterous... ;D
It is my dominate side, finding lots of every day things hard to do!!

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« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2017, 05:44:13 am »
I hope you got a little more rest last nite Woodhauler. When all that stuff is swollen and the bursa (You know water on the knee, you got water on the shoulder right now) is puffed up it doesn't pass through the space between the top of the ball on your arm and your collar bone. The more you can keep it quiet the sooner the swelling goes down and it'll pass through the gap again easier. Keep that elbow pinned to your side for now. When you push that pillow of flesh through the joint it stays swollen and chafes, so there's why the R&R right now. How you hold yourself when you use it makes a little difference in the amount of space is there, that isn't this week but keep it in mind from here out. "Glass full" is how you lift, hold your hand like you are picking up a glass full of water, see how that rolls the upper arm and that ball at the top of it, there's the most gap going up. The flesh is now through the joint. Pour it out on the way down, see how that rolls the ball a little and helps let that pillow slip out easier. Don't practice now, you need to let that pillow deflate. In work you'll see how rarely you get to hold yourself "right" but keep it in mind and do it when you can.  If they have to go in they'll port and polish that gap as much as they can. Even if you aren't sleeping there is good in just resting.  Take it easy  :).

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« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2017, 06:28:52 pm »
I feel you pain Woodhauler, as to the awkwardness lets just say you will find out who your real friends are when you need help cleaning your bum....one  of those european rigs, a bidet I think they are called would be handy.  Hang in there buddy.
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« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2017, 07:42:54 pm »
When I was in school I fell and broke both wrists. As the doc was putting on the casts he said "I'd be thinking about that next dump about now". That was a reality check! When I got back to the dorm the guys decided, yup, I was gonna die. They were pretty good though, I'd get back from class and there would be a few new empty bread bags to suit up with. The next time I broke one my sweet wife took me down to the farm store and got me some long cattle gloves. Now that my friend arthur lives there one of those fancy French short drinking fountains is on the wish list  :D.