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Getting my left shoulder worked over for the third time. Recovery speed will depend on how invasive it has to be. They may have to release one of the bicep tendons and relocate it to a less damaged anchor point. Also, cleaning the arthritic rotator cuff and a bone impingement. I have to meet with the anesthesiologists this afternoon. Nothing at all to eat or drink after midnight tonight. No breath mints... No gum... No coffee in the morning... Nothing! For me, that's the worst part!

 

The following day, I will be doing prison ministry (my human workshop) and Sunday singing instead of playing guitar in our group. Tuesday, I'll be taking my guitars for several "auditions" by area players and October 29th, I will be hawking my wares in Buffalo at the Musicians' Flea Market... So, what're y'all up to? Boggs

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In '94, I did a "Pete Rose" into 3rd bass with my left arm grabbing the spiked in bag and my body's momentum carrying me a bit farther than that... The arm came out about 3.5 inches, and the head of the humerus (upper arm) bone impacted the ground and possibly a small rock splitting the sheath of the bicep from the inside and denting and fracturing the head of it. The arm snapped back over my left pectoralis muscle (my chest) under me. I lost circulation in the arm for about 15 minutes where it did start to turn blue as it pinched off the brachial artery. They put it back in without any anesthetics (the right way to check neurological function afterwards) about 3.5 hours later. I never missed a minute of work the next day. I have had 2 surgeries on it since. This one may be a bit more invasive.
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Sheesh, having your arm practically ripped off, then going to work the next day??!!

 

Sounds like you'd be able to just go ahead and skip the anesthetic for this surgery too(!!!), although that might be pushing it!

 

And then you'll be back to work again the next day? So you're just going to laze around in the hours immediately following the surgery, getting nothing done at all? At least you could whip aout your guitar and practice some Pete Townsend style windmills while you're in the recovery room.... :P:eek:

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Hi Boggs, best of luck to ya! I've had my share of knee surgeries and don't do so well with anesthesia, get sick, so they put something in that cocktail that makes it feel like the sixties all over again! Seein as how that's the only way I'm gonna feel that, I don't sweat surgeries any more!!!
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Good Luck, Boggs. Heal well. And, keep us posted as to your progress.

 

You are lucky they circulation was restored fast enough....sounds like a scarry injury.

 

OUCH!!

Don

 

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Originally posted by mdrs:

Good Luck, Boggs. Heal well. And, keep us posted as to your progress.

 

You are lucky they circulation was restored fast enough....sounds like a scarry injury.

 

OUCH!!

The EMTs on the ambulance missed it. I noticed it and had them stop so I could adjust the arm and hold it in position the rest of the way to the hospital that restored and maintained circulation. I could feel the blod flow again and watched it all turn pink again. I was an EMT at the time as well, so I made the call for oxygen when I got shocky after that, too... :rolleyes: Rookies on the rig that evening apparently.

 

I met the anesthesiologist today and we will be going with a nerve block. Ii will be semi-conscious throughout, although I probably won't remember much so they say. I'm ready for it either way.

 

When I originally injured it on a Tuesday, I had to play a piece for church service that Sunday on the 12-string with barre chords. I pulled it out of the sling far enough to actually do it. Boggs

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Boggs....for a guy with a hole in your forehead, you are one tough dude!!

 

Hey, remember....don't eat after midnight!!!

 

Good luck to you....do well, and heal fast.

Don

 

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You're nuts. You've got to have the highest pain threshold of anyone I've ever heard of. That's some pretty big plans for just having surgery. :freak:

 

Do you have plenty of cigar box amps made up?

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The surgeon's workbench, huh? Sounds like he's working on a guitar or something...don't let him put you to sleep....he might decide to ream you for a new endpin. :eek:

 

Seriously..good luck!

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BWAAAHAAAHAAHAAA!!!

 

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Originally posted by caprae:

You're nuts. You've got to have the highest pain threshold of anyone I've ever heard of. That's some pretty big plans for just having surgery. :freak:

 

Do you have plenty of cigar box amps made up?

Yeah... I'm tough to diagnose because I can work through pain more than most. You cannot tell how badly I am injured by judging what I can do with the injury. That is why it was a year after I originally injured it before the insurance company would "allow" surgery. They completely ignored the mechanism of injury and the x-rays and MRI... I once ran a 4:15 mile on a knee that looked like a new life form when I was in my 30s with about 45 days of self training. I wasn't supposed to be able to run again after that surgery. When you are competitive by nature, there is no better competition than yourself. Believe you are capable and you become capable.
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Damn, what happened to my post? :confused:

 

Well anyway, ya it`s great to have a high pain threshold-I have a friend who`s like that. Go ahead punch him, it just gives him an excuse. I don`t have to tell you it`s also a good idea to listen to what your body has to say. It`s usually not idle chatter. Anyway, wishing you a swift and full recovery.

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After my shoulder surgery a couple of years ago, I found out why people like Limbaugh like Percoset. Best of luck.

 

Henry

 

BTW, I must have a fairly high threshold of pain. The insurance co. wouldn't authorize an MRI for quite a while. I knew something was very wrong, but they made me go through physical rehab and cortisone. When they finally did the MRI, the orthopod said it was a really bad tear and he was surprised I continued to work my (pretty physical) job.

He not busy being born

Is busy dyin'.

 

...Bob Dylan

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