Comments for Scott Loftesness http://sjl.us Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:50:30 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Comment on My Life in a Sling! – Rotator Cuff Surgery by Pam http://sjl.us/main/2009/11/my-life-in-a-sling.html#comment-179699 Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:50:30 +0000 http://sjl.us.s61389.gridserver.com/main/2009/11/10/my-life-in-a-sling/#comment-179699 A friend told me about a shoulder motion chair called a Kinex that she rented which really helped in her recovery. I can’t find anyone in VA who rents it; the manufacturer has suggested I contact our insurance company to see if they have any ideas. Wondering if anyone has heard of it? http://www.kinexmedical.com/shoulder.html

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Comment on My Life in a Sling! – Rotator Cuff Surgery by Joyce http://sjl.us/main/2009/11/my-life-in-a-sling.html#comment-179697 Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:29:12 +0000 http://sjl.us.s61389.gridserver.com/main/2009/11/10/my-life-in-a-sling/#comment-179697 Wow, Pam, I wish I had something helpful to say! That is so amazing that you & your husband both had or will be having the shoulder surgery & sling! Be sure to tell your doctor what you’ve told us—that you don’t know if you can cope with the sling. Perhaps he would have an alternative. My best wishes to you and your husband for quick healing!!

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Comment on My Life in a Sling! – Rotator Cuff Surgery by Pam B http://sjl.us/main/2009/11/my-life-in-a-sling.html#comment-179500 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:10:54 +0000 http://sjl.us.s61389.gridserver.com/main/2009/11/10/my-life-in-a-sling/#comment-179500 I am having shoulder surgery March 4, 2015 (next week!) for rotator cuff tear and arthritis bone spurs etc. I’ve had 4 injections and have been having pain for 2 years (injured rotator cuff May 2014). I was due to have surgery in January but my husband suffered a serious shoulder injury from a fall and on Jan 21 had major surgery for 3 shredded tendons and torn cuff, among other things. He is still in a sling and hasn’t yet started real PT….so we will both be in right arm slings at the same time! He is able to cook now so we think we can get along OK. He fitted me with my sling today so I could “practice”…after 45 minutes my neck was killing me! I have severe osteoarthritis, bone spurs and stenosis in my neck. I am really worried now about having to wear this sling, is there an alternative that won’t mess up my neck?

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Comment on Memories – On the Streets of Havana with Raúl Cañibano by Craig Welch http://sjl.us/main/2015/02/memories-on-the-streets-of-havana-with-raul-canibano.html#comment-179135 Sat, 21 Feb 2015 22:04:05 +0000 http://sjl.us/?p=8741#comment-179135 Beautiful work. My wife and I are planning a trip to Cuba mid-year, before it gets too easy to visit and hence too popular!

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Comment on My Life in a Sling! – Rotator Cuff Surgery by Rod http://sjl.us/main/2009/11/my-life-in-a-sling.html#comment-178330 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:22:20 +0000 http://sjl.us.s61389.gridserver.com/main/2009/11/10/my-life-in-a-sling/#comment-178330 I have had 4 surgeries to each shoulder in the past 12 years, many months in arm slings with the sling straps rubbing my neck and shoulder raw, I found the arm sling neck cushion and installed in in a few seconds over my sling strap and my pain was gone. This is a great invention, I wish I would have found it sooner.
armslingneckcushion.com

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Comment on That Glance by Amitai http://sjl.us/main/2015/01/that-glance-2.html#comment-174572 Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:42:06 +0000 http://sjl.us/?p=8714#comment-174572 Terrific capture. Excellent photo. You’ve seen Jay Maisel’s new book? It’s good.

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Comment on Up Top – Crossing the Howrah Bridge in Kolkata by Indrani http://sjl.us/main/2015/01/up-top-crossing-the-howrah-bridge-in-kolkata.html#comment-174052 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:46:09 +0000 http://sjl.us/?p=8712#comment-174052 Excellent pic, Scott !

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Comment on My Life in a Sling! – Rotator Cuff Surgery by Susan http://sjl.us/main/2009/11/my-life-in-a-sling.html#comment-170249 Sat, 10 Jan 2015 15:13:42 +0000 http://sjl.us.s61389.gridserver.com/main/2009/11/10/my-life-in-a-sling/#comment-170249 This discussion has been a godsend for me. I’m now 10 days post op for repair of a near-full-thickness tear of my supraspinatus. Knowing what to expect, I employed a complement of natural remedies and strategies that I believe has made my early recovery nearly pain and drug free. Despite the inconvenience of the sling on my dominant arm, I’ve been able to get back to my routines very quickly. For anyone who wants details, I’m blogging about it at: http://susanadesstone.weebly.com/
Happy to field any questions you have or comments. I’ll be updating my progress there. And, again, thanks to all of you for contributing here. Very valuable.

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Comment on My Life in a Sling! – Rotator Cuff Surgery by Leslie Day http://sjl.us/main/2009/11/my-life-in-a-sling.html#comment-167565 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 16:49:34 +0000 http://sjl.us.s61389.gridserver.com/main/2009/11/10/my-life-in-a-sling/#comment-167565 I’m having RC surgery in 2 days and find your comments above removing the sling occasionally very helpful. Keeping the bad arm tucked and supported by my body has become automatic now as a way to deal with pain.

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Comment on Early January Light in the Alleys of San Francisco’s Chinatown by Merrill Macl http://sjl.us/main/2015/01/early-january-light-in-the-alleys-of-san-franciscos-chinatown.html#comment-167445 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 06:57:29 +0000 http://sjl.us/?p=8680#comment-167445 Great images, all.

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