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    Background first: about 10 years ago, I had rotater cuff repair surgery on both shoulders. First right, then left. Right was more extensive and required drilling and installing a pair of anchors in the humerous. Recovery from this was excruciatingly painful. Pain so strong it took my breath away while sitting still in my armchair. It was a very long recovery, as well. Like 6 months. Lots of PT, 3x per week, for about 6 months, like I said. Left shoulder was less extensive, requiring only orthoscopic surgery and involving trimming off the frayed areas from a relatively small, partial tear. This was far less painful and speedier (relatively) recovery. This one, having just gone through the PT on the other, I knew exactly what to do, and I did the PT on my own, successfully. About 6 months after the left shoulder repair, I crashed my motorcycle and fracture-dislocated my left shoulder, thoroughly fucking up the repair and recovery just completed. Again, rehabbed this shoulder on my own, in my basement gym. Again, this all happened 10 years ago.

    Present day: my left shoulder has been fucked up ever since the crash, but as long as I trained my shoulders regularly - several times per week, someti.es daily - it kept the pain at bay, and my strength up. I was never as strong as my right side, especially when attempting to lift something at arm's length, but it didn't seem to affect me much. It's been in the back of my mind that I will probably need surgery sooner or later, but I don't look forward to being carved up again- - at all - so I've been dealing with it with regulat training and ibuprofin as needed. Until recently.

    Oh: I'm currently 49.

    A couple of months ago, during a hockey game, I took a faceoff. I don't normally, as I'm a defenseman. But I took this one, and my opponent, who is an experienced center, amd a big, strong guy, beat me cleanly. He saw I was going to draw the puck back, and when the puck dropped, the first thing he did was smack my stick backward, HARD. This gave him all the time in the world to do whatever he wanted with the puck. Worse, though, was the effect on my shoulder. The whole thing hurt it BAD. I played again not too long after that, probably the following week, and was feeling more or less OK. Not 100%, but not too bad. During the game, I attempted a hard backhand pass, and this shot a bolt of pain through my shoulder so bad I couldn't believe it. It hasn't been right since. Well, it hasn't been right for 10 years. But it's been significantly worse since then.

    So, I went to see my orthopedist, a former hockey player himself, and he confirmed what I already knew, that I have a partial rotater cuff tear. I tried PT, which was a complete joke. That's another story. After pulling the plug on PT,I got an MRI. I just picked up the results this morning. My shoulder is fucked up FAR WORSE than I imagined.

    I've been hoping HGH and maybe a stem cell injection might heal it. A buddy healed 2 full thickness tears using HGH for 6 months. I'm 1 month in on my HGH run. But after reading the report, I think I'm dreaming that I might heal without surgery.

    Report is attached:
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    Yeah, looks like you'd need to go with surgery on that one. 2.5 cm is pretty big.
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    Yeah, that's what I think, too. The labral tear is bothersome, as well as the "severe osteoarthritis." That phrase has been rolling around in my head since I read it. I'm 49, and I NEVER feel like "I'm getting old." But that phrase has royally fucked my head up and has me thinking that I must be.......
     

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