Napa Paul posted:
I've been reading about all the knee replacements out there, so I thought I'd up the ante a little and show you my brand new bionic titanium "ass-backwards" shoulder. I put Speedie in her storage locker Oct. 1st, poured in some STA-BIL, covered her up and kissed her goodbye until next Feb. This year's hibernation wasn't because of the usual winter weather; it's because there's no way I'll be turning the wheel (left hand) while shifting (right hand) for at least 16 weeks. Check out the left shoulder x-ray on 10/14/19 and compare it to the x-ray taken 10/16/19. You Mechanical Engineers out there might notice why the procedure is called a Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement : See how the "ball" head of the humerus was sawed off, replaced with a titanium "cup" driven 6" into the arm bone, ...and a new titanium ball was screwed into the scapula with THREE friggin' 2" titanium screws - This is why I'm enjoying R&R for such a long time. I had my left hip replaced 5 years ago @ 70, this now at 75, and I've got a tentative appt. scheduled next July for the total replacement of my left knee. Me and Arthur Ritis are on a first-name basis! Let me know if any of you knuckleheads want an autographed 8X10 glossy @ two for the price of one!
Wow, I just had an MRI done for a fully torn rotator cuff so If the doc can repair it that's one thing, if he cannot, it means a full shoulder replacement like yours. Monday I will find out what direction he will take after he views the MRI. Wishing you all the best and a fast recovery from this shoulder replacement!