Miscellaneous Rumbles

Play through the pain…..

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or try to.

Been doing some heavy work on my property. About a week ago my left shoulder started to hurt. It got swollen to the point that it pulled my neck out of line and made it hard to swallow. Today the swelling went down only to expose that my left clavicle had been removed from where it had previously resided and is now sitting on top of my shoulder. I can see the end of it stretching against my skin. I'll be seeing a doctor directly. Point is, I've been playing guitar any way. It's just that now I know why it hurt so much.

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Chuckle into facepalm.

Dude. That is SUCH an UncleGrumpy series of Unfortunate Developments. It's not at all surprising.

Go get FIXED, OK?

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Not sure if “break a leg” is appropriate here, but good luck.

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Ouch! You've gotta stop this hurting yourself thing. Didn't you just recover from another indecent with your dog?

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Still mean, still green ... just not as lean. Gotta pace yourself Leatherneck!

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Lordy, Grump! Could you PLEASE be more careful. Now, I feel ever more guilty that I've been unable to play for quite a bit, between the old shoulder issue and two episodes of deQuervain's tenosynovitis, in each wrist. I cannot imagine HOW, not to mention the why, you kept on playing with that injury. Much love to you, Enid, and the family.

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John,

The pain, the swelling, the swallowing problem, neck alignment issues were all clues. Take care of yourself, man. Don’t wait so long to see a doc. We already know you’re tough as nails.

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Best of luck with the shoulder injury, UncleGrumpy. I think a trip to the doctor and an x-ray would be a good idea. I hope it heals quickly.

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When I do it I do it well. Seems that I have a dislocated shoulder and a fully separated collar bone. I got about 20 minutes of practice in today when my arm and hand started to swell. Pinched a bunch of junk up in there.

It's tough being a stay at home dad with one kid still in diapers when you only have one arm to use.

My grandfather would have told me to rub some dirt in it and walk it off. So I did. It still hurts a bit.

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When I do it I do it well. Seems that I have a dislocated shoulder and a fully separated collar bone. I got about 20 minutes of practice in today when my arm and hand started to swell. Pinched a bunch of junk up in there.

It's tough being a stay at home dad with one kid still in diapers when you only have one arm to use.

My grandfather would have told me to rub some dirt in it and walk it off. So I did. It still hurts a bit.

– UncleGrumpy

My Dad was the same way, and he was a physician!

But I too adhere to that philosophy. Suture up most of my own lacerations, rarely see a doctor. Unfortunately I’m gonna have to let a doctor fix my torn rotator cuff. That’s a little out of my scope.

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It sucks getting old. Up until now I have set every broken bone myself. Less than ten years ago I even set my arm after a freak accident. All told I have set at least 30 Broken bones by myself. I still don't want help but I know that it takes longer for crap to heal when you get older. I'm over 50. That's more than half way to dead. I done good so far.

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I'll be 65 this year, have dealt with a rare arthritis for 35 of those. I tend to ignore my pain and barrel on, but this last year made that impossible. My back hurt so bad I could barely get up to relieve myself. Went to the doc and it turns out I'm 3 inches shorter and have severe L4-L5 damage.It might have been indirectly affected by my meds for my inflammatory arthritis as it required me to take an acid blocker which no one in the medical community told me makes it impossible to absorb calcium. Plus as a cabinetmaker toting 4x8 sheet goods all day it didn't help matters.Oh well. Am currently on my second set of injections and for 9 weeks been doing PT. As my muscle tone improves I'm able to do much more, just no heavy lifting, so Les Pauls are a no no. The bottom line for me is I ain't a yout no more, and healing takes longer. Also a big shout out to physical therapy, they lay down the law and I follow it, gladly. Here's to hoping you get better soon, hang tough!

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I would have guessed a dislocation from your description but I'm not a Doctor nor do I play one on TV. I'm with John...Enids a nurse, right? I'm surprised she doesn't slap you across the head when you talk silly about going to Doctors.

Get well, you tough ole codger.

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I’ve broken several bones and hardly felt any pain...they weren’t my bones, though.

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Every time I read this, I become a bit more sexist, pardon me. But, no right thinking Girl ever would put up with this cr@p. What do you think people spend years training to be doctors for if not for the stuff you unleash. Get it FIXED, Grumpy. (Said in my most Bearish voice, ever!)

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Grump, go see a Doctor. A good orthopedist that specifically deals in shoulders. They all do a little but there are specialists. I've been dealing with a permanent grade 4 shoulder separation for more than ten years. The pain eventually went away and it has not yet required surgery, thank goodness. It looks funky when the end of the clavicle sticks up above the shoulder but its not causing any problems at this time. But make sure yours is stable!


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