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purplejacket4 posted 10/14/2013 19:07 PM

So last night during the Red Sox game I got disgusted and stomped off to take a shower. I guess I wasn't paying attention but when I went to get out (sunken shower) I slipped and landed on my left shoulder with my left arm caught behind me.

This dislocated my shoulder out of the socket. I screamed bloody murder and fWS came running in. So there I am wet, naked and dislocated. FWS also being an MD grabbed my arm and relocated my humerus. I then tried to get up and put weight on the arm and it dislocated again. FWS got me up and was about to perform another maneuver when it popped back in on its own.

Oh My God that hurt. I missed work today but went up there to be x-rayed and examined by our sports medicine doc (who also works with our division I football players). I have a torn labrum (like the meniscus of the knee). I'm slinged, iced and on drugged. I'll be starting PT next week.

The problem with this injury is that people can start dislocating with very little stress on the joint (like Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon). If that happens its major surgery, immobile shoulder for months. I do NOT want that.

So please wish me good mojo and healing. And give me strength to not kill these dogs who are acting out knowing I can't do anything about it. Little bastards.

Oh, and the worst part is I missed the 8th and 9th inning heroics of Big Papi and Salty. Damn It!!!

tushnurse posted 10/14/2013 19:13 PM

Ok missing the end of that game Suck ! I felt the same way when I heard the sports report this morning.

That shoulder injury SUCK x5!!!!

Sending much healing MOJO. PT will be your lifesaver. Getting all the surrounding muscles strong. Now take it easy this week so it can start to heal on its own.

Clarrissa posted 10/14/2013 19:21 PM

Ouch! Sorry about your shoulder, pj. My sister has a similar problem with her ankle. She can be just walking around and it'll dislocate.

Now, listen to your therapist, hear? I know you're a doctor but it's said doctors are the *worst* patients. Don't be cliche, alright? In this case *you* are the patient. Be the kind *you* would want.

Sending healing mojo. Hope you feel better soon.

jo2love posted 10/14/2013 19:34 PM


Ouch. I'm so sorry. Sending you healing mojo.

Pentup posted 10/14/2013 20:04 PM

Sending compliant patient mojo and prayers for rapid healing!

gma56 posted 10/14/2013 20:08 PM

Healing Mojo !

And..OUCH !!!

sullymeishadomi posted 10/14/2013 20:11 PM


teacheribe posted 10/14/2013 20:47 PM

((((Healing Hugs))))

Grace and Flowers posted 10/14/2013 20:50 PM

Ouch. Ouch. Ouch.

That is all.

No wait.....(((((pj)))))

Grace and Flowers posted 10/14/2013 20:50 PM

Ouch. Ouch. Ouch.

That is all.

No wait.....(((((pj)))))

Rebreather posted 10/14/2013 20:54 PM

Shoulder injuries suck! Follow orders and do your PT faithfully. I broke my shoulder ten years ago and never got back full range of motion.

Heal fast. Enjoy the drugs. ;-)

nowiknow23 posted 10/14/2013 20:59 PM

((((pj)))) BE A COMPLIANT PATIENT!!! Sorry to yell, but I have experience with medical professionals as patients, so it was totally warranted.

Note to your doggies - BE COMPLIANT PUPPIES!!!

Hope that all evens things out and you are quickly on the mend.

caregiver9000 posted 10/14/2013 21:08 PM

(((pj))) patience and healing.

sunandmoon posted 10/14/2013 21:14 PM

Healing thoughts to you!!


jrc1963 posted 10/14/2013 21:22 PM

(((Dr. PJ)))

Hope you're feeling better soon.

Williesmom posted 10/14/2013 21:35 PM


Ouch. Be a good sick person.

cayc posted 10/14/2013 21:37 PM


Too_Trusting posted 10/14/2013 22:39 PM

Definite healing mojo!! I've had two torn miniscus in my knees, and OMG, the pain is unbearable. I can't imagine how painful the shoulder is.

So, stay slinged, iced, and drugged and get all better!

authenticnow posted 10/15/2013 05:42 AM


Sending healing mojo!

sisoon posted 10/15/2013 08:13 AM

I'd hug you but I'm afraid it would hurt. You're in my thoughts for a quick, full recovery.

[This message edited by sisoon at 8:15 AM, October 15th (Tuesday)]

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