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ZachAndCheeseTore my labrum at the end of last winter and due to shitty doctors they assumed it was a minor injury and sent me to pt for the past few months. I have learnt to live without a functioning labrum but after a recent mri it looks like surgery is the only way to fix my shoulder. Has anyone else had any experience with this sort of injury or the surgery that will take place to reconstruct it? Is there anything I can do in preparation for the surgery? How long is the recovery? Could I get medical marijuana for this? Would this surgery majorly affect jerking off as it is on my dominant arm (right)? Will I get a cast for bitches to sign?
.MASSHOLE.You won't get a cast or medical marijuana.
-emile-are you sure you didn't tear your labia you pussy
p.hawkssame thing happened to me. They thought it was a sprain, said to wait 6 weeks. I was about to go abroad, so we told them to do the mri, and they found out it was torn. I delayed surgery about 6 months so I could go abroad and stay on track in school.
Surgery was June 17, 2013
in a sling for ~6 weeks, started PT at 2 weeks (passive)
Active PT began at 6 weeks, once you get there, you can get started with very light weights. It takes a long time to get your range back. For reference, I didn't start lifting until mid April, 2014. I would say I was back to my normal strength for most lifts by June, and since early July, most over the head lifts are fine. Mine took longer because I delayed, so I lost a lot of the muscle in my back, which took a very long time for me to rebuild.
For skiing this past season, in December I wasn't able to take the moguls at all. I mostly just chilled, took some pictures, stuff like that for the season. By February, I was able to hit small to medium jumps with no pain.
A few things to note. You will be mostly immobile for a few weeks. Standing for too long (even wearing the sling) will hurt. Don't expect to drive for 6 weeks, but even then it can be quite uncomfortable.
I know this doesn't sound encouraging, but I don't want to downplay it. My experience was likely worsened a little by delaying surgery. Find some shows you like on netflix, and stick with PT. It will be hard when you feel like no progress is being made, but the more you do it, the sooner you will be back. PM me or post with any questions. Lastly, mine was dominant, start practicing with your other hand now, or find someone willing to do it for you. It will be a while before you can properly fap.