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Forum: Injuries 07-15-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 120,694
Posted By Carline Saintilien
Re: My SLAP Journey...

Yes, I was able to do a downward dog. No headstands of course, no planks, etc.

At this point in my recovery, I do have full ROM. Also, prior to surgery I wasn't in extreme pain but more achy,...
Forum: Injuries 07-15-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 120,694
Posted By Carline Saintilien
Re: My SLAP Journey...

You raised many valid points.

I wouldn't say I was nervous, but overwhelmed in anticipation of all the meetings I had to have before I was back on a plane for another 11 hours.

And I definitely...
Forum: Injuries 07-14-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 120,694
Posted By Carline Saintilien
Re: My SLAP Journey...

Thanks Gravel. My PT says the same thing regarding continuing supervised PT for as long as my surgeon prescribes it. Also, as long as my insurance doesn't object as well. Thats always important....
Forum: Injuries 07-13-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 120,694
Posted By Carline Saintilien
Re: My SLAP Journey...

Thanks Gravel. I sure will keep you posted.

How long did you have supervised physical therapy vs. home exercises only.

My doc also gave me the option to continue exercises at home. But with...
Forum: Injuries 07-13-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 120,694
Posted By Carline Saintilien
Re: My SLAP Journey...

Gravel, I am freaking out.

I had my 5.5 months post-op visit with my surgeon and he is concerned about the pain and discomfort that I am still experiencing. Currently, I would rate the pain...
Forum: Injuries 06-13-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 120,694
Posted By Carline Saintilien
Re: My SLAP Journey...

Thanks Dr. Rockett. Its been about 5 months so I should be good. I have a follow up in a few weeks with my surgeon. But I will definitely follow up sooner if the pain gets worse.

My ROM hasn't...
Forum: Injuries 06-13-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 120,694
Posted By Carline Saintilien
Re: My SLAP Journey...

Thanks Gravel.

I did have a heavy fall a few days ago, but I'm not in intense pain. So I guess thats a good thing.
Forum: Injuries 06-12-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 120,694
Posted By Carline Saintilien
Re: My SLAP Journey...

Thanks for your feedback. I can't help but be nervous.
Forum: Injuries 06-11-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 120,694
Posted By Carline Saintilien
Re: My SLAP Journey...

Hi Gravel...

and all recovering SLAP repair crossfitters (and Dr. Rockett). I am approximately 5 months post op. Pre-op, I wasn't stiff but just weak and in pain. According to my doc and PT, I...
Forum: Injuries 03-14-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 22,547
Posted By Carline Saintilien
Re: Bulging/degeneration in L4-L5 and L5-S1 discs

Dear Sean,

May I ask if what you had involved any neurological involvement, pain, paresthesias, twitching? Or just pain. Thank you in advance for sharing.
Forum: Injuries 03-09-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,214
Posted By Carline Saintilien
Re: 6-week Post-Op - A Step Back in Recovery?

My doc said the same thing. Also, when being stretched in PT cause tearing of scar tissue. :thanx:
Forum: Injuries 03-09-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 40,934
Posted By Carline Saintilien
Re: Mumford Procedure and recovery

Very funny quote Doctor.:rofl:
Forum: Injuries 03-07-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,214
Posted By Carline Saintilien
Re: 6-week Post-Op - A Step Back in Recovery?

Gosh, its soooooooooo difficult not to worry. Especially when the pain is so intense that it keeps you up all night.

Fortunately, the intense pain has subsided. I realize now, thankfully after ...
Forum: Injuries 03-06-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,214
Posted By Carline Saintilien
Re: 6-week Post-Op - A Step Back in Recovery?

Thanks so much Gravel. I will check it out!
Forum: Injuries 03-05-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,214
Posted By Carline Saintilien
Re: 6-week Post-Op - A Step Back in Recovery?

Thanks Jack. I had a PT session today and my PT lessened my fears a bit by assuring me that my symptoms were normal. But I will inform my surgeon this week as well.

What's strange is, it even...
Forum: Injuries 03-05-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,214
Posted By Carline Saintilien
Re: 6-week Post-Op - A Step Back in Recovery?

I actually have f/u this week. The suspense is killing me.

I sincerely appreciate your feedback. I think its great that this board has an opportunity to gain insight and feedback from an expert.
Forum: Injuries 03-05-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,214
Posted By Carline Saintilien
6-week Post-Op - A Step Back in Recovery?

Today is officially my 6th week post-op SLAP repair surgery. I feel as though I have taken a step back in my recovery.

Since thursday evening I've been experiencing a constant gnawing, sharp pain...
Forum: Injuries 03-03-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 120,694
Posted By Carline Saintilien
Re: My SLAP Journey...

I just realized the muscles that attach to the clavicle must have atrophied. Right?
Forum: Injuries 03-03-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 120,694
Posted By Carline Saintilien
Re: My SLAP Journey...

Thank you for your feedback. I think I may have done something wrong. Late thursday and all day friday I had this gnawing, sharp pain right at the joint. But also my biceps, elbow was bothering me...
Forum: Injuries 03-02-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 120,694
Posted By Carline Saintilien
Re: My SLAP Journey...

Hello Gravel,

Do you recall being able to engage in lower body exercise at 5.5 weeks post op? As far as activity, the most I've done is light housework and walking around my neighborhood. Like...
Forum: Injuries 02-29-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,126
Posted By Carline Saintilien
Re: Balancing Work Security and Recovery (post Injury/Surgery or Both)

So very true Katherine which could be why there is a push (from my surgeon) to have another surgery. I understand the longer a patient is under anesthesia, the risk of infection goes up. But really...
Forum: Injuries 02-29-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,126
Posted By Carline Saintilien
Re: Balancing Work Security and Recovery (post Injury/Surgery or Both)

Thanks Sean. It becoming clear to me that my surgeons don't get it or do not appreciate this challenge like you do.
Forum: Injuries 02-27-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,126
Posted By Carline Saintilien
Balancing Work Security and Recovery (post Injury/Surgery or Both)

With all do respect to my surgeons on their diagnoses and recommendations for treatment (surgery), most people cannot agree to a surgery very lightly.

One must way the risk of the surgery itself,...
Forum: Injuries 02-27-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 120,694
Posted By Carline Saintilien
Re: My SLAP Journey...

Today was my 5th week post-op. In PT, my ROM has improved significantly. I see my doc next week for my 2nd post op visit. I suspect he may clear me to drive especially since I do have an...
Forum: Injuries 02-27-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 39,495
Posted By Carline Saintilien
Re: C5/C6 bulging disc

Hello, I currently have a C5/C6 disc herniation. I was diagnosed in July 2011. What do you mean by pumping new oxygen and nutrition into the disc. How is this done? By exercise?

Since October...
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