One Week Later

medicalIt's been a week since I separated my shoulder playing hockey. This is my first experience with a separated shoulder, so I'm throwing down notes about the first week after.

The first few days were the worst. I took the percocets every 4-6 hours just to stay ahead of the pain. There was one position that had little pain but any other movement of my left arm and I was hit with a sharp pain. Sleeping was tough, because I had to stay on my back when every instinct encouraged me to sleep on my side.

By Tuesday I could sense the pain was dulling, at least when I was just lounging around. I also had another inch or two of movement with my left arm. I still couldn't put on my socks or touch my head, but my range of motion was definitely improving.

By Thursday I felt like I could drive into the office. It's sore, like a deep bruise, and I don't even think about testing my limited range of use, but it's getting better. Tonight is hockey, which I'm obviously missing, but at this pace it's not unreasonable to expect that I could play in a month.

Until then, it's day-by-day.

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At least the pain is somewhat subsiding. Give it another week or 2 & the pain will reoccur when start healing.
Sorry, but I've been there & still 35 or so years later in cold & very hot weather.
Summer is the worst with the humidity.
Good Luck - You're done for the year & probably BBall also.

January 23, 2009 @ 6:20 PM

Toronto Mike

No way - I'm missing the SkyDome tourney, but not the season.

In fact, I think I'll get back on the ice before the season ends. There are 8 more games...

January 23, 2009 @ 7:00 PM


If so keep the perc's handy.
You will need them.

January 23, 2009 @ 7:16 PM

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