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Lower Trapezius Tendon Transfer

Joint Replacements | Last Active: Apr 24, 2020 | Replies (8)

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🙂 Pickleball is not a 4 letter word…. just not what I hope to do. I've played it and it's fun…prefer the tennis court. Sounds like you had a reverse shoulder replacement which is what I was in line for until they discovered I didn't have arthritis in my shoulder so was a candidate for the trapezius transfer. Let's stay in touch. How is Minnesota doing? Is Amy Klobuchar a good VP candidate?

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@itsally, Oh my goodness, I have been looking for the pickleball response and here it is. Thanks for the humor. I understand. How old are you? That may make a difference in how well you are able to let go of preferred activities. You really do need to grieve for the loss of a special talent or skill that brought you joy and a different kind of reward.

From my experience, it is best to have done a little research on a replacement. Let's see. gave up riding horses and tennis. Replaced those with golf. That was after 3 days in a sling hung over my hospital bed and a promise of lifetime neck issues from the neurologist if I didn't calm down. I was 28 and on my way to my first back surgery. To golf, I added "inn to inn" hikes of 40 miles or more and pinochle. That's kind of how it goes. Let one go….find another option. Conquer new challenges and find new friends. Like you, I cannot just stagnate.

Are you ready for this……here is what I have left at 78. Don't laugh.
Mahjongg with the girls……
Mindful meditation with the girls……
Restorative yoga with the girls……
Caretaker volunteer to my neighbor
Substitute grandmother to a 12-year-old.

The highlight of the day
Training chipmunks……yep….don't train my special Cavaliers anymore.

What else does Oregon have that would challenge you?
May you be free of suffering and the causes of suffering,
Chris

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