|Day after surgery|
So after years of having right shoulder issues which gradually got worse making climbing really hard. I finally went to an orthopedic doc last summer I was told biceps tendinitis, bursitis, labrum issues thus inflammation and impingement. So cortisone shot I got and PT for the rest of summer early fall. My shoulder did get a lot better still had issues but I was back full swing all ice season! I started rock climbing and bouldering again this past spring which were coming along nicely. Then on May 31 I wound up slipping and falling on snow while in the mountains. As soon as I stopped sliding I knew I had really hurt my shoulder. So June was basically a few doctor visits and an MRI which then pointed to surgery on July 6. I had a bad rotator cuff tear the supraspinatus was totally torn and a SLAP tear from what the MRI report. What the doctor did repair rotator cuff, biceps tenodesis ( for SLAP tear and biceps tendinitis issues) and remove some bone spurs. I'm a little over a week post op things are going good I have to wear the sling for 6 to 8 weeks. I can do light cardio stationery bike and walk/easy hikes so at least I'm active. I'll start PT on the 27th this will be a fairly long path back to full strength I've read up 6 to 12 months before full strength is gained back. So next ice season for me is a question mark at this point time will tell. Slowly but surely!