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Forum topic by Goatlocker posted 08-25-2015 01:12 PM 483 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Goatlocker

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08-25-2015 01:12 PM

Had Rotator Cuff surgery 4 days ago and am already going nuts with being bored. Got 6 screws and way to many sutures (sp) to sew everything up. Of course this was on my dominant arm and now I sit and wonder what the heck am I going to do to keep myself busy. Several projects are out in the shop in some sort of completion and the irony is that I injured the shoulder offloading my new drum sander. I know that I will have to just wait it out and not overwork my arm, go to PT until they kick me out. But I really have no clue how to pass the time. How have any of you kept yourselves busy? Not a big book reader and the large shiny thing in the living room just spews garbage most of the time so it is only on for background noise.

-- All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent - Thomas Jefferson


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#1 posted 08-25-2015 02:22 PM

Probably gonna be longer than that….it takes and the last thing you want to do is re-injure it.

I had s surgery on my right wrist with it in a cast for 8 weeks followed by weeks of rehab and more time protecting it. It was worth it and my wrist is much better now.

It is tough getting old and having parts wear out.

Be careful and let it heal…...

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Goatlocker

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#2 posted 08-25-2015 02:35 PM

getting old is hell. 20 years ago i would have bounced, jumped back up and said that will hurt tomorrow. I know the healing will take 6 months, give or take but i am just talking about the not working thing. I have no idea how I will ever retire!!! Guess I will need more hobbies

-- All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent - Thomas Jefferson

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#3 posted 08-25-2015 02:39 PM

Woodworking videos on the big shiny thing in the living room? Or good old Norm reruns.

Would a scroll saw be too much strain on the arm? It would be a change to gain new skills.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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Texcaster

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#4 posted 08-25-2015 02:44 PM

Learn to play harmonica one handed. A mate taught himself to play in the old dial up internet days during all the waiting.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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#5 posted 08-25-2015 03:15 PM

A few years back I had both knees replaced on the same day. I don’t recommend it. Four days after I got home from the hospital, was getting out the shower and took a spill. Tore a Quad muscle and that set me a 2-3 weeks in Physical therapy. Laying in that bed was the worse 4 months. Couldn’t watch TV, Daddie-in-law was living with us then and controlled the TV.

Bud, you got my complete sympathy. If I was near by I’d bring over an adult beverage.

Get well soon
Bob

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#6 posted 08-25-2015 05:47 PM

thanks for the ideas. I can’t say i want to do anything and chance messing up the shoulder. In other words i know that I am to dumb to not use it so I really dont want to risk it. I could pull out the old scroll saw that is under the workbench, maybe that is an idea

-- All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent - Thomas Jefferson

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