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Hello,I’m a 45 year old man, I had my shoulder replacement September 13 2017 I’m about 5 weeks post op and feeling pretty rough.would like input from others on there experience of having total shoulder replacement , thanks info appreciated
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Although I haven't has shoulder done, I have had finger joints replaced. You say you are feeling rough, that's not very helpful, what exactly do you mean?
I found that the physio was so important to getting better quick. I also had to take pain relief for a long time after the surgery. I tried to give it up, but it was so painful. I managed to get off the hard stuff the hospital gave me and the paracetamol worked fine. I kept taking it for quite a few weeks and then started to reduce the dose.
I haven't had a shoulder replacement, thou i have had my left knee replaced twice and a partial on my right knee. Talking from experience, all major surgery is different for each patient and recovery time can vary acording to many factors. Your general health can have an impact, keeping up with exercise etc. It can take up to 12 months to fully recover from major surgery. When you see the Consultant next, explain exactly how your joint feels and the pain you still have. I am sure you will be reassured that your new shoulder is doing fine. Eat healthy, rest, exerice and try not to be anxious.
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