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#2896643 - 01/10/19 09:11 PM Please Attend My Pity Party
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So right about now is when I thought I'd be getting back in the water. It's not really working out. There's something wrong with my shoulders, especially my left rotator cuff. I went to San-O a couple of weeks ago, and could sort of paddle but when it came time to catch a wave, the last couple of hard strokes just hurt so bad that I would scream and stop paddling.

This sucks beyond all previously known frontiers of suckiness. I was fine during chemo, surgery, radiation, losing my hair, losing my boobs, all of it, because I had deluded myself into thinking that I would be back in the water in December and everything would be unicorns 'n rainbows. I don't know what happened, but I could surf before surgery but not after, even though the incisions are nowhere near my shoulders.

Surfing is a really big deal to me, even though I'm terrible at it. I'm getting really depressed thinking about a life without surfing. bawling violin bawling violin

fook this shit. So tell me everything you know about rotator cuffs . . .
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#2896645 - 01/10/19 09:16 PM Re: Please Attend My Pity Party [Re: Witchipoo]
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I dont know anything about it but I know you will work it out and be surfing again. Happy to hear you are still here.

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#2896665 - 01/10/19 10:25 PM Re: Please Attend My Pity Party [Re: Witchipoo]
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My buddy said that stand up paddle surfing helped rehab his shoulder

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#2896671 - 01/10/19 10:48 PM Re: Please Attend My Pity Party [Re: Witchipoo]
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Could be referred pain from the incisions or the surgery site. Stick with it....it will get better.
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#2896675 - 01/10/19 10:54 PM Re: Please Attend My Pity Party [Re: Witchipoo]
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if you have to ride satan's gondola we will forgive you,
cortisone shots have helped me with my bum shoulders.

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#2896682 - 01/10/19 11:11 PM Re: Please Attend My Pity Party [Re: b.r.]
Witchipoo Offline
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Originally Posted By: b.r.
if you have to ride satan's gondola we will forgive you,


But will I be able to forgive myself?

Maybe I'll wear a disguise.

But yeah, I have considered that. Or a sponge. shocked
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#2896683 - 01/10/19 11:16 PM Re: Please Attend My Pity Party [Re: Witchipoo]
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swim laps. use a buoy and just pull. also use a theraband and do shoulder rehab exercises to get your shoulder muscles back in shape.

good luck, and hope to see you in the water.
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#2896684 - 01/10/19 11:20 PM Re: Please Attend My Pity Party [Re: Witchipoo]
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Registered: 11/14/04
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with PT could you be back in the water in 6 months? a year?

life has changed for you, embrace it- but never settle. push your limits every day. it never gets easier but you get stronger.

Don't loose sight of the goal- fun; not status or skill or reputation. fun is why we do this.

I'm just a kook from Virginia, what do I know? Bummer your shoulder hurts, that sucks. Hope you surf soon.

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#2896686 - 01/10/19 11:25 PM Re: Please Attend My Pity Party [Re: Witchipoo]
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Loc: Wrong side of the tracks Leuca...
Im sorry to hear this Witchy.

About six years ago I injured my back so bad the doc told me I might forever need a cane to walk. You just have to listen to your body and let it heal. Maybe try a surf mat till you are a little stronger. After two years I finally got back in the water and since I lost over 40 pounds I had an excuse to buy new boards- yipeee!

there are still ups and downs but I pretty much am surf crazy like a grom and get out as often as I can handle.

Previously I had four shoulder surgeries and it takes at least a year for any muscles that have been cut to fully heal inside. Cold water still gets to my joints sometimes and everything hurts and feels bound up.

Deep tissue massage can help get the knots out of muscles that havent been used much or have gotten out of whack due to overcompensating etc.

I think the massage therapist I saw on my own dime did way more for me than the orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists ever did.

Just gotta listen to eye of the tiger every morning and get after it. shaka

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#2896687 - 01/10/19 11:29 PM Re: Please Attend My Pity Party [Re: Witchipoo]
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Well besides the obvious:

Squats
Deadlifts
Full keto lifestyle including no carbs ever..

I recommend listening to the entire Rush catalogue hat

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#2896689 - 01/10/19 11:34 PM Re: Please Attend My Pity Party [Re: Witchipoo]
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Get a band and do rotator cuff exercises.
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#2896692 - 01/10/19 11:45 PM Re: Please Attend My Pity Party [Re: Witchipoo]
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Originally Posted By: Witchipoo
Originally Posted By: b.r.
if you have to ride satan's gondola we will forgive you,


But will I be able to forgive myself?

Maybe I'll wear a disguise.

But yeah, I have considered that. Or a sponge. shocked


If you want to finally enjoy being on your knees Ill teach you how to kneeboard. laugh
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#2896698 - 01/11/19 12:01 AM Re: Please Attend My Pity Party [Re: Witchipoo]
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Can't help you . Massive amounts of chemo radiation and multiple
Surgeries left my stupid ass useless. I am just praying and wishing you the best of
Luck. Everyday I wake up is a Fukking bonus . God has plans for me. Or so I hope so.
If not ????? I'll see some of you sick Fuks in hell. The first beer is on me.

Hang tough Witchie!!!
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#2896702 - 01/11/19 12:46 AM Re: Please Attend My Pity Party [Re: Witchipoo]
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Talk to a rehab specialist, or more than one. Stay determined! You got this Witchipoo.
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#2896705 - 01/11/19 01:03 AM Re: Please Attend My Pity Party [Re: shiver_me_timbers]
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Originally Posted By: shiver_me_timbers
Talk to a rehab specialist, or more than one. Stay determined! You got this Witchipoo.


Ring that bell.

My first encounter with a Rehab specialist was joke. I thought it was a complete scam and they were incompetent. Then I recencty decided to try it again. Went in completely apprehensive but luckily found one that really understands what its all about...technique.
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