I’ve had both shoulders done. One had a complete tear as well as detached tendons. It wasn’t too bad. I only took one prescription pain pill the whole recovery. I will second the motion to get the ice water pump. Physical therapy is necessary to get your full range of motion back. The shoulder surgeries did not hurt anything like the torn bicep tendon repair on my elbow. The elbow surgery & recovery was some of the most painful procedure I’ve ever endured.I’ve had both of mine torn twice, and especially in the case of my right one, I’m really sick of it. First real tear was probably 14 years ago. I’ll go a while with little pain, doing my thing,and then do something to aggravate things. This last week I managed to do a couple things to aggravate it, and now I’m in enough pain to be nauseous. Not the first time, last few times this happened I threw up. Haven’t thrown up this time. I’m tired of going through this, and want to get it fixed.
Anybody here have the surgery done? What was it like? How long was the recovery? How has your shoulder functioned afterwards?
Has anyone gone through the VA for this sorta thing? How do you get surgery through the VA? How long does it take? I’m a little apprehensive about going this route, as it took me 2 years to get a CPAP/sleep study through the VA.
I wish you the best of luck and get well soon!