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DH & Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Discussion in 'Me, My Herd, My Family' started by Baymule, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. Feb 11, 2017
    CntryBoy777

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    How is the DH today Bay?....hope he is still able to rest some....:fl
     
  2. Feb 24, 2017
    Baymule

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    Today was his 3rd therapy session. He goes 3 times a week. It doesn't look like a lot, but he is tired afterwards and takes a nap....sorta. On Monday, his first day, afterwards we went and picked up 3 pigs. When we got them home, we were hungry and tired, so I gave them water and left them in the trailer over night. He napped while I cooked a late lunch/early supper. We ate, then we both crashed and napped.

    Today, after his exercises, the therapist had DH lay on a table while he gently moved his arm around. The therapist, Jack, targeted specific muscles, massaging them, while he raised Dh's arm. He was able to raise DH's arm higher than he has been able to raise it in years. We are greatly encouraged that after he completes his therapy, he will have a greater range of movement than he's had in many years.

    I have been on the tractor a lot this week, moving wood chip mulch around. Power line contractors are in the area and they have dumped more than 20 loads of mulch on our property. We are spreading the mulch on the bare sandy dirt in order to keep the dust down. It is eating DH's guts out that he can't do anything, so he consoles himself by telling me what to do, how to do it..... which of course I ignore, we wind up yelling at each other and he stomps back to the house. :lol::lol::lol:
     
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  3. Feb 25, 2017
    Devonviolet

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    I'm glad to hear your DH is making progress! It's been a long road, for him. Our prayers continue, for continued improvement. :hugs
     
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  4. Feb 25, 2017
    Bruce

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    He can rearrange the chips in a few months when he is able to get back to work.

    It is great his range of motion is doing so well just 3 sessions in. Sure makes it easier to keep going when you see that sort of progress.
     
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  5. Feb 25, 2017
    Baymule

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    He has OCD tendencies......I know that he will be out there raking his little heart out. :love He gripes at the chickens because they scratch at his driveway-he put mulch over the crushed concrete. Now he can't repair their damage. ;)

    It is really good news that his range of motion has increased, especially since the surgeon told me after surgery that he was disappointed in DH's range of motion. While DH was still knocked out, the doctor moved his arm around and it was limited.
     
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  6. Feb 25, 2017
    CntryBoy777

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    Oh, that is so wonderful to Hear, Bay!! I've been wondering how his progress was going. It sounds like he is coming along above expectations, too. I'm sure it is that excellent care that ya are giving him....:)
     
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    NH homesteader

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    I'm really glad to hear good news! That's got to be painful and incredibly frustrating for him, not being able to do much.
     
  8. Feb 25, 2017
    Bruce

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    He mulched the driveway? For what reason? People usually put crushed rock down so they can limit the amount of wet junk after a rain. Seems mulch would do just the opposite.
     
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  9. Feb 26, 2017
    Baymule

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    It was crushed concrete with uneven footing because of different size "rocks". The wood chips made it smoother and easier to walk on. Plus it holds down the dust.
     
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