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Shelbiana, KY

#1 Aug 28, 2014
im a 55 yr old coalminer with 36 yrs in the mines I was in a wreck in july it tore my rotator cuff completely off nadar said it was the worst he had ever seen at my job I lift and spread 30 bags of dust that weigh bout 40 to 50 lb a day I was wondering if anyone has had this type of surgery if it will ever return to full strength and what the timetable would be I love and miss my job

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Since: Nov 10

Point Pleasant, WV

#2 Aug 28, 2014
It will never be the same again. You
might as well go ahead and sign up for your disability. My mom tore hers, had the surgery, and suffered months of healing, and still can't do the things that she used to do. Her neighbor tore his years ago while working. He ended up drawing comp because they never could get him 100% back. He still has extreme pains some days. It's not an easy road.
FYI

Jenkins, KY

#3 Aug 29, 2014
road_rage wrote:
It will never be the same again. You
might as well go ahead and sign up for your disability. My mom tore hers, had the surgery, and suffered months of healing, and still can't do the things that she used to do. Her neighbor tore his years ago while working. He ended up drawing comp because they never could get him 100% back. He still has extreme pains some days. It's not an easy road.
You got that right.I tore mine years ago.They got it back to where I can use my arm but it's never going to be 100% again.
Nurse

Nashville, TN

#4 Aug 29, 2014
It really depends on how bad it's torn. Different people react to surgical procedures differently. It is a painful surgery to recuperate from however its all about the rehab therapy you receive afterwards! If you don't get a good rehab therapist and the patient is not willing to work hard with the therapy program then its not worth having to go through the surgery. I believe you can do it and get it back to 100% if that's what you want, just find a good rehab company! Good Luck:)
needs to know

Shelbiana, KY

#5 Aug 29, 2014
Nurse wrote:
It really depends on how bad it's torn. Different people react to surgical procedures differently. It is a painful surgery to recuperate from however its all about the rehab therapy you receive afterwards! If you don't get a good rehab therapist and the patient is not willing to work hard with the therapy program then its not worth having to go through the surgery. I believe you can do it and get it back to 100% if that's what you want, just find a good rehab company! Good Luck:)
the doctor said it was the worse hes ever seen it was torn completely off he said I had something else torn didn't say what said he was hoping it would heal without surgery
Nurse

Nashville, TN

#6 Aug 29, 2014
needs to know wrote:
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the doctor said it was the worse hes ever seen it was torn completely off he said I had something else torn didn't say what said he was hoping it would heal without surgery
All I can say is if the Dr stated its the worst he'd ever seen then it must be pretty bad:( sounds like you'd be in pain either way. It would definitely be worth getting a second opinion and see what they'd recommend. Maybe going to a specialist like an orthopedic group would be wise, they have all sorts of new procedures that a regular surgeon wouldn't know about. My brother just had both his knees totally replaced and is doing great! He went to an orthopedic group!
Nurse

Nashville, TN

#7 Aug 29, 2014
Nurse wrote:
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All I can say is if the Dr stated its the worst he'd ever seen then it must be pretty bad:( sounds like you'd be in pain either way. It would definitely be worth getting a second opinion and see what they'd recommend. Maybe going to a specialist like an orthopedic group would be wise, they have all sorts of new procedures that a regular surgeon wouldn't know about. My brother just had both his knees totally replaced and is doing great! He went to an orthopedic group!
I forgot to add this..
With it being that bad I kinda doubt it will heal on its own! The longer you wait the faster scar tissue will build up and that in itself causes excruciating pain. So go get yourself a second opinion, preferably outside of Pikeville! I hear Kings Daughters has a excellent orthopedic group!
Nurse

Nashville, TN

#8 Aug 29, 2014
In case anyone is wondering, I'm NOT affiliated with Kings Daughters in any way! I used to work at PMC back in the day when it was a great place to work and giving great patient care was our main goal! I don't know what their goal is now but it's definitely not about taking care of the patients!

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Since: Nov 10

Point Pleasant, WV

#9 Aug 29, 2014
Nurse wrote:
In case anyone is wondering, I'm NOT affiliated with Kings Daughters in any way! I used to work at PMC back in the day when it was a great place to work and giving great patient care was our main goal! I don't know what their goal is now but it's definitely not about taking care of the patients!
I didn't think that it ever was, lol.
goodbye august

Pikeville, KY

#10 Aug 30, 2014
It sounds painful and I am sorry you are going thru that. However, this being Pikeville, I advise you to seek a second opinion, from someone other than Nadar and yes, Kings Daughters is worth the short drive to Ashland.
I went against my own best judgement and went to a Pikeville doctor for a different type injury and I still regret it.
I say, go out of Pikeville.
and I hope you find some help.
HELL YEAH

Hazard, KY

#11 Aug 31, 2014
Nurse wrote:
In case anyone is wondering, I'm NOT affiliated with Kings Daughters in any way! I used to work at PMC back in the day when it was a great place to work and giving great patient care was our main goal! I don't know what their goal is now but it's definitely not about taking care of the patients!
Just left there after 10 years of service. When I first started there it was a good place to work under the administration of JoAnn Anderson. Now it's a different story!!!!!

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