I made a promise to document this entire process from start to finish. But as you can imagine, after surgery I was completely whacked. All kinds of banged up. This was my attempt at recapping how approximately 72 hours went down the day of surgery and the next few days after. This is what you can expect right after a SLAP tear repair.
ENTRY FOUR: December 24, 2013
Friday, December 20, 2013: Three holes, a series of sutures. The labrum is reattached back to the glenoid. Arm is completely numb, I’ve got a catheter in my neck. The operation was only supposed to be 45-minutes. It turned out to be 2 hours. That means there was more work done than expected. I also pissed my pants. I drink tons of water. My arm flopped around out of the sling when I went to pee. It was creepy as hell. It just dangled there as I stood creeped out and confused.
Saturday, December 21, 2013: painful as shit. meds needed. sleep completely sucks. recliner is the best.
Sunday, December 22, 2013: Painful as shit still, but improving, sleep still sucks. Took the catheter out. Feeling in arm slowly comes back.
Monday, December 23rd, 2013: Had my first physical therapy session. I’ll be doing once per week for 2 weeks. It’s all passive range of motion. Basically just stretching with someone else doing the work (therapist).
OTHER FUNNY INSTANCES
Putting on a t-shirt is the most incredible test of patience in the world. Pain pills are the stomach and digestive tracts nemesis. And brushing teeth is a challenge.
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