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This forum saved my sanity about 8 weeks after rotator cuff surgery. I am now 16 weeks in and happy with my progress - although still a way to go. With perspective and hindsight now, I realise the problem for me at least - lies to a great degree at the feet of the system. I can now, with confidence, say that everything I was experiencing - the ups and the very very low downs at times - seems to be very much normal and par for the course. However, if you are only seeing a physio once every 14-16 days theres a great deal of time between sessions to really not handle what's going on! I really I truly believe I could write a book on it and wished I'd kept a diary. Everyone should be told, right from the outset, what to expect, how they may feel, how fortnightly physio is actually fairly normal as the first 6 weeks are supposed to be for healing and rest (I just felt abandoned between sessions). It all makes sense NOW! More information should have been available earlier in my opinion which may have helped with the roller coaster of emotions this operation puts you through. This forum really, really helped - so thanks to all who made me feel better. However, it should not be necessary to get so low that you need online support! To all of you undergoing this experience I say good luck, look after yourself and be kind to yourself, and above all BE PATIENT! It takes a long time to mentally accept that it really does take time.......☺
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