My doc is sending me home post shoulder surg ( bicep tenodesis & bursotomy)with out sling????

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I'm worried I'm getting sent home without sling & protection for my surgery. I've been in agony prior & never heard of anyone being sent home without a sling??

Help, I'm going home in 5hrs!!!

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    OK I’m curious what do you mean you’re going home in five hours? Did you just have surgery? Yes you should be in an immobilizer or sling of some kind in order for the surgery to heal correctly it has to be kept from any movement for usually 4 to 6 weeks. I don’t know who your doctor is? But you should’ve talk to him about this way prior to surgery.
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      Hi Mia, my surgery was yesterday & I stayed overnight, going home this morning. He told me prior I'd have it for 6wks post. Surgery was as planned, no surprises during 🤔

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    OMG! Get a sling! That is just plain scary and painful to think about!
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    Protect that arm!!! I’m post op and 8 wks post op. Just got out of my sling last week. You need to protect it especially in public. Don’t want anyone knocking you. 
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    Good girl. Wear it whenever you’re walking around. I was allowed to take it out of the sling the following day but only if I was say sitting on the couch watching tv with a pillow under it for support. If I got up even to the bathroom, the sling was on. Not only that, it gave my arm a rest. It actually felt good to wear it
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    That's insane! Have someone buy one for you. You could damage it a lot without one!

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    My orthopaedic surgeon sent me to get fitted BEFORE the surgery.  Glad you got yours.  Relax and let it heal.  The journey is just getting started!  Take care and good luck!

     

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      Good luck Nancy... however that’s WAY too soon to be out of a sling & driving!  If I were you I would google the surgery you had and read the write up‘s. You need to keep it immobilized and stable for 4 to 6 weeks at least or you can re-tear it! 

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