Shoulder Replacement

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wallysatt
wallysatt Member Posts: 87
edited 8. Feb 2011, 12:42 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi all.

It's been a long time since I have been on here and I hope everyone is well.

I've had a lot of shoulder trouble over the last few months and went to see a surgeon yesterday who has recommended I have a shoulder replacement.

I was wondering if anyone had had one and what it is like. I already have a finger joint replaced and a new knee and I'm on a waiting list at the moment for a new hip which I should have within 10 weeks or so.

Hope someone can help.

Sally.

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  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I am certain that one or two people have, in fact I think for one of them his other shoulder has just gone! If you try doing a search on that phrase on LWA hopefully the related posts will pop up. I wish you well. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • wallysatt
    wallysatt Member Posts: 87
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thanks for the reply.

    I'm just going through the old posts through the search now. I doesn't seem like many people have had them so we'll see how it all goes!
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,491
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Sally it was Alanthemanc

    if that helps

    Good luck with it all and do let us know how it goes wont you. It's rarer than hips and knees isn't it? :smile:

    Love

    Toni xx
  • wallysatt
    wallysatt Member Posts: 87
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thanks Toni,

    Have just found Alanthemanc so will pm him and see what he has to say.

    According to ARC website they do about 5000 shoulders per year in this country whereas they do something like 70000 hips and 45000 knees.

    Hope you are well.

    Sally.
  • henrysally1
    henrysally1 Member Posts: 6
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi I had one 3 years ago after years of pain and the new shoulder is great just did'nt realise how the actual op would knock me about silly me thought I would be up and about within a week, hope all goes well.
  • wallysatt
    wallysatt Member Posts: 87
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thanks for the reply.

    Glad your new joint is good, that's what I wanted to hear!!!!

    Have you got your movement back? as I've lost a lot of mine virtually overnight.

    I don't think they tell you enough about how long it will take you to recover from these ops. It was around 6 months or so before I felt better after my knee replacement.
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,491
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I was the same after my back op - I felt such a wimp - we're all different though aren't we? It does sound worth a try for sure doesn't it?

    Love

    toni xx
  • caroldeeg
    caroldeeg Member Posts: 51
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi
    I am having a shoulder replacement on Wednesday, in Bournemouth, I'm really nervous about it as I think the recovery period is quite long.

    I had a knee replaced 7 years ago at the age of 52, I was back in work within 2 months and was driving in 3 months, it was the best thing I have ever done.The knee gets stiff if I walk too far but it doesn't pain anymore

    I hope the shoulder is as good, its not funny not being able to wash yoir hair or put my clothes on without assistance,

    Hopefully I will be ok,

    :sad:
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Sally
    Sorry I have no advice to give, I just want to wish you well with it, and please let us know what you decide.
    Barbara x
    Love
    Barbara
  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Sally,

    Just dropped in to say how much I hope it goes well for you and will look forward to seeing how your doing when your able to post after.

    Will be in your pocket and thinking of you ((( ))) Cris x

    Hi Carol,

    So hope it goes well for you as well flower and will be thinking of you as well.

    its normal to be scared and apprehensive but they will really look after you and you will soon be able to use the shoulder again. nice to meet you and good luck. Cris x
  • alanthemanc
    alanthemanc Bots Posts: 512
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Sally
    Sorry, only just seen your thread.
    Anyway, shoulder replacements. It depends whether they do a full replacement or " shave the joint " and put a lining on it. I think I had the latter, but either way , it has been a good op for me.
    I had it done about 3 years ago, and have had no problems at all with it, although I prefer to sleep on the oposite side.
    The op was just an overnight stay, then about 5-6 weeks of physio to strengthen the joint again. You will be in a sling for about 3-4 weeks, but well 8) worth the hassle in the end.
    I will need the left shoulder doing soon as it almost went last week, but I bombarded myself with Steroids, and it seemed to work.
    Like I said, it's a bit inconvenient for a few eeks, doing things one handed etc, but well worth it, to get rid of the awful pain, Good luck. Alanthemanc
  • alanthemanc
    alanthemanc Bots Posts: 512
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Caroldeeg
    Yeh, it is a bit of a pain for a few weeks, very awkward doing things one handed, but somehow you adapt, and after all it's worth a few weeks hassle to get rid of that awful pain every day. After it's done, youll think it was well worth it. Alanthemanc.