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 Posted: Mon Oct 25th, 2010 07:16 pm
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OK, in June I fished at Hells Gate with Nepptune and Greg (admitably with Malaria still in the veins) and at 1 stage while on a smallish AJ.... something in my left shoulder went "Click" and hurt like Hell.... but when you're fishing - and on a fish you ignore the pain.

A few weeks later, the pain was still there. I "rested" my arm but then we had SAFTAD, followed shortly by the National Boat Show (and yes, somebody has to carry loads of stuff - yup Me - "Kieppie"). Straight from the Boat Show, it was back to Hells Gate in August..... and more fishing. This is when I realised the "pain" may be a little more serious than a simple sprain. We even had one of our guests providing me with an anti-inflamitory used for horses! Blue Stuff (applied externally, not the other blue stuff taken orally guys).

September while in Brittania Bay, pain got a lot worse.... ended up with a Doc in Vredenberg. (Very nice Doc, and correct diagnosis). He prescribed SERIOUS anti-inflamitory medication which has eased the pain somewhat, but the caveat was that they would have to correct the issue (Shoulder Tendonitus) surgically.

Now as an official WUSS, I have an aversion to Needles and Scalpels... and all that stuff......

I have an unpleasant morning tomorrow with some "quality time" together with a Sports Injuries Specialist, under "sonar" (necessary for Soft Tissue Damage localisation or whatever they call it) with Needles and Cortizone involved while I watch in real-time! Nice - I'm a WUSS - guess what the LAST thing I want to watch is? And the BEST thing is..... this is just "interim" until the surgical correction happens in a few weeks. Great - exactly what a WUSS likes?

Tell you what, it is so sore at the moment I'm actually looking forward to tomorrow morning! Even as a WUSS! Apparently, I will have relief shortly thereafter with a few weeks effectivity.

(Note: I am a WUSS, I hate Needles and scalpels...... but hate pain worse) 

If you guys have an injury that persists..... good plan to have it checked out early so that (even if you are a WUSS like me, you can get it resolved quickly).

If you hear any screeching, screaming or wailing around 8:30am tomorrow..... its probably me being a WUSS!

Cheers, RB

 

 

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 Posted: Mon Oct 25th, 2010 07:26 pm
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All the best there, may it turn out good.

Roy, cortisone is a wonderfull muscle healer, I would first go that way before going the knife way.

Maybe a good thing to first try that and then the knife.

Keep me posted

 

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 Posted: Mon Oct 25th, 2010 07:29 pm
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I hope all goes well for you tomorrow, good luck and break a leg.^^..

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 Posted: Mon Oct 25th, 2010 08:38 pm
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thanks guys..... ahh no alwyn, please not that!!!! (I hear you Bro, I know the saying) but whew - as a wuss, I can't deal with too many aches & pains simultaneously!!!!

Yeah Simen, by all accounts the knife is necessary (a few alternatives like keyhole etc) but intervention apparently is required.

Anyway guys, I will probably look like a tantrum child but I PROMISE I won't cry/scream/howl etc.

Will take it like an adult wuss! Geeeez, will be great to not have the pain! Whew.... unpleasant to say the least.

Shotto - RB

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 Posted: Mon Oct 25th, 2010 09:09 pm
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Hiya Roy,

Good luck...hope all goes well!

I have also been putting off a shoulder niggle for a few years now...guess I'm also a bit of a wuss! Keep saying next winter. LoL

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 Posted: Tue Oct 26th, 2010 03:46 pm
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Trophy have you not tried a biokineticist for you shoulder? they can fix most injuries by strenghteneing them.

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 Posted: Wed Oct 27th, 2010 01:33 pm
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I had a similar problem with my hand in grade 4 I began to feel aches and cramps in my hand went to the DOC he says its sommer abit of groeipyn

year later to the DOC again he says its probaly just a sprained muscle or something

And now In grade 8 (14 years old) I went to the doc again now he says go and take xrays well went to take them only to find out I broke my "skafoied" bone (im right handed and I broke my Right pulse) in my pulse DOc says Eish We will need to operate (In the june EXAMS)

Operation began they took out some bone in my hip to "plant"
In my pulse 3 hours later I woke up with PAIN i cant describe to anyone.

Well had to wear a Cast for 12 WEEKS wrote my exams on the computer (lekker for english can do spellcheck)

12 weeks without fishing wasn't lekker...

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 Posted: Wed Oct 27th, 2010 10:15 pm
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I had a similar problem in my left shoulder. Also got worse and worse. X-rays bla bla bla they wanted to cut I said no way hozay, not so easy.

I ended up sleeping on two pillows to take the weight off my shoulder. Problem solved !

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 Posted: Thu Oct 28th, 2010 07:12 pm
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All the best there RoyBoy, may your doctors be blessed with good judgement, and you with a speedy recovery. tight lines soon mate.

@Simien - sounds like you know about cortisone, whats your experience with it? every now and then i have to take an agressive course of cortisone (16/day deareasing by 2/day after every week thereafter) - it works but the side effects suck - before long i start to become very grumpy & moody, bloated, hungry, heartburn - is this your experience too or is it just me? i don't get very comitted feedback from the pharmacists etc

sorry for the hijac but just need to ask. - thx F

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 Posted: Thu Oct 28th, 2010 07:26 pm
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Best of luck Roy, hope it all goes well. I had a similar problem with my elbow a few years back caused by excessive fly fishing off shore with big fly rods and heavy flies and even after the op I had to go for months of phisio and was not allowed to cast a fly rod for almost a year, now it is all OK.

Good advise to check it out.

Let us know how it goes bud.

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Simen wrote: Roy, cortisone is a wonderfull muscle healer, I would first go that way before going the knife way.

 

That stuff is bad for you, I had to be on it for a year and the after effects for years later are not nice.

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Fredster wrote: All the best there RoyBoy, may your doctors be blessed with good judgement, and you with a speedy recovery. tight lines soon mate.

@Simien - sounds like you know about cortisone, whats your experience with it? every now and then i have to take an agressive course of cortisone (16/day deareasing by 2/day after every week thereafter) - it works but the side effects suck - before long i start to become very grumpy & moody, bloated, hungry, heartburn - is this your experience too or is it just me? i don't get very comitted feedback from the pharmacists etc

sorry for the hijac but just need to ask. - thx F


I have had cortisone on a couple occasions, direct injection to a sore or inflamed muscle area.

Side affects are as you describe, I have not had, but to be honest also never had it as strong as you describe.

Will talk to my son, he's a md and ask him about it.

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thanks Simien - i'll appreciate that, yea just to get a candid unguarded opinion. the tablets are in conjunction with cortisone injections in my eye.
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