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Well i guess i did it now!!
« 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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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2017, 08:25:42 am »
Hope you heal fast
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2017, 08:28:24 am »
Wow, It just hasn't been your year.

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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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.

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« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2017, 08:12:13 pm »
Hope you get to feeling better. Seems like we can get hurt doing the simplest things. I was out on a job back in September for a company I do some work for. Banged my elbow but not bad. Two weeks later after some pain finally went to DR. Nothing broke. That was on a Thursday. They did give me an antibiotic because it was red and slightly swollen. By Sunday you would have thought my arm would bust open it was swelled so bad. More weekly trips to Dr. {nurse practioner} MRI. Couldn't find anything wrong and she said maybe the MRI was read wrong. Quit going. Odd thing it was just barely a bump but I did have ahold of a heavy cabinet.
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« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2017, 08:04:01 am »
Don P, another friend of ours also broke both wrists at once, he said he never knew his wife loved him that much  :).
My bil dropped a tele handler bucket on his foot last week and broke it, was scheduled for surgery last Monday but of course infection set in he goes back to see Doc today to find out when it can happen, mega doses of IV and oral antibiotics.  Take care of that shoulder Woodhauler and take it easy for a while.

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« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2017, 04:12:24 pm »
Hope you get to feeling better. Seems like we can get hurt doing the simplest things. I was out on a job back in September for a company I do some work for. Banged my elbow but not bad. Two weeks later after some pain finally went to DR. Nothing broke. That was on a Thursday. They did give me an antibiotic because it was red and slightly swollen. By Sunday you would have thought my arm would bust open it was swelled so bad. More weekly trips to Dr. {nurse practioner} MRI. Couldn't find anything wrong and she said maybe the MRI was read wrong. Quit going. Odd thing it was just barely a bump but I did have ahold of a heavy cabinet.
I did the same thing to my elbow about 3 months ago but it never swelled never went to the doc and now I have trouble gripping something it hurts so bad and now it looks like I'm growing a second elbow when my fore arm is bent in to my chest if I hold the phone to long I have to take it out of my hand with my other hand and the tiers will dribble down my face when I try to straighten out my fore arm my wife says I'm an ars for not going to the doc some day ill go most likely when its to late

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« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2017, 04:38:16 pm »
Still no movement at shoulder! When I try the pain says no. Can use arm from elbow down with minimal pain there.
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« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2017, 08:27:15 pm »
Might put some heat on it.. nice hot shower help you sleep good.  Yep your gonna have to take it easy for a bit.. hope you heal fast. 

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« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2017, 09:16:55 pm »
Might put some heat on it.. nice hot shower , 




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« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2017, 11:11:00 pm »
This is short but some pretty clear reading about what is going on;
https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Patients/Health-Conditions/Bursitis-of-the-Shoulder.aspx

This might be a better pic of the bursa that is causing the problem, you've got a couch pillow in there right now.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bursitis/multimedia/bursitis-of-the-shoulder/img-20006772

Keep that elbow pinned to your side for awhile or the bursa just stays blown up. If you push through that repeatedly it isn't good. It sucks but if you're good to it it will keep it from being a whole lot worse. My unfixed shoulder is where you'll be soon enough. I had things to do here the other day but took the wife on a cruise just to be away from temptation, I could feel mine puffed up, that 440 lb trebuchet weight got away from me a little bit the other week when I was welding it up and a few more fibers went. OK, so I took her on a cruise all the way to Blacksburg, but we did tour the Napa  ;D

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« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2017, 08:33:33 am »
 Rita made up a rice bag. We put it into the  microwave for a few seconds to a minute. When it's hot I put it on my neck or lower back. It help's a lot.
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« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2017, 09:31:22 am »
Sorry to hear of your injury Woodhauler.

Google "Ice or heat", I was told heat is for sore muscles and ice is for injuries and if swollen never use heat.

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« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2017, 05:38:12 pm »
Well I had to move my truck out of garage and that told me I'm not ready to go haul wood! Had all I could to turn the key and then release parking brake.
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« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2017, 05:01:28 pm »
Had a long night, pain was severe! Had to pop another happy pill at midnight! Today is so so. I am getting restless. First real cold snap in a month and im messed up.
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« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2017, 09:32:43 pm »
When I had my rotater cuff torn the pain didn't  go away until I got it fixed.
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« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2017, 02:12:21 pm »
Think im giving up on happy pills! Even though I only take them at night, I'm sleepy during the day too! I can move it some but like someone earlier said it sounds like a bowl of rice crispys! Pain is so so.
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« Reply #33 on: March 13, 2017, 07:22:59 pm »
Woodhauler, I found that taking extra strength Tylenol made the happy pills work better and make me less tired. I have two doctors and three nurse practioners that all say take the pills 😀. I take one pill at four hour intervals and Tylenol's in between.
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« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2017, 04:44:26 pm »
Well I got one load hauled myself today!!!!!!!!!!! Only thing I cant do is throw straps over load. Guess I will have to have cutters do that for me. Still cant move shoulder straight out. Pain is ok , I can live with it.
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« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2017, 09:49:13 pm »
One thing that might help gently loosen it up. Lean forward over a table supporting yourself on the other arm and let the sore one hang down like an elephant's trunk. Just gently dangle and swing it, no power just  loose pendulums and small circles. It helps keep it loose without strain. Mentally try to tuck a newspaper under your armpit and keep it there all day otherwise  ;).