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      New Members: Click Here   03/09/2017

      Hello. If you are a new member, and feel a bit apprehensive about posting in the "open" forums, or, just wish to get your "sea legs" prior to posting in the open forums, feel free to post anything you wish to talk about, in the Newbies Forum. No one will bother you, or give you any sort of grief. Everyone there is happy to help you get answers to your questions.


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  1. glad everything worked out for you with the ph doctor, getting the tendon sewn back onto the bone is a long recovery.
  2. what kind of shoulder procedure did you have?
  3. what you posted, from what i read and what my 3 surgeons told me.If you really want to learn all about the complicated shoulder joint you need to spend alot of time on research and watch youtube videos and listen to surgeons giving speaches to classes with pics he shows of real tears taken with a scope during surgery. Alot of members on here probably dont know why their shoulders hurt and think its a huge muscle holding the arm in place where in fact its 4 muscles with attached tendons keeping it in place. You may have a spur whch is rubbing on your supraspinatus tendon whenever you lift your shoulder, a damaged bursa it can be so many things even bursitas aka arthritas. Swimming is great for exercise but very bad on shouders so i have backed way off on my swimming to prevent further damage.
  4. there are 4 rotator cuff tendons that hold your shoulder into the glenoid aka socket. Tears of the tendon do not heal, they stay torn, unless its torn in half or off the bone then surgery is needed to sew it back on. Every living person in the world age 50 and older has some type of cuff tear. Rest is required to let the swelling go down also a cortisone shot can be applied but the dr better know exactly where to place it or it is useless. After a period of rest you need to go to therapy and lern how to strengthen the surrounding muscles to keep your shoulder in place. A torn labrum can be a SLAP tear, aka [surerior labrum anterior posterior] which is when the bicepts tendon which is connected to the top of labrum pulls the labrum cartlidge away from the bone, to fix this the dr will cut the bicepts tendon and let it retract into the arm, this is done only if rehab cant fix the problem or pain is really bad. A bankhardt lesion tear is on the backside of labrum,again with age a high percentage of people have these tears but can live with them if treated properly with therapy and rest. An AC joint which is the easiest to fix with surgery is your collar bone end rubbing against your shoulder blade which has a bone that comes up to form a joint that often wears out the cartlidge between them and the dr will remove some bone from each end and then scar tissue forms to replce the cartlidge. When you get an mri, unless they do a separate contrast dye injection which is done in another room where they inject dye with a big fricken needle right into the joint whie watching it on a live x-ray the dye make its way into your labrum you will not get a good mri picture of all that is wrong with your shoulder as a torn labrum and slap tear are very hard to detect with just a plain mri with no contrast injection. The contrast injection cost damn near as much as the mri in the usa. I know a bit about shoulders as i have had 3 shoulder surgeries, 1 on my left and 2 on my right and all that i explained above i have gone through but for the SLAP tear i decide to try rehab for my tear as i didnt want to lose any strength in my bicepts and have my bicepts atrophy. I am doing fine with my slap tear and workout with strength training to make surrounding muscles stronger whih is working for me. On another note i wouldnt let a ph dr repair my shoulder and i wouldnt even trust the radiooligist whom reads the mri to have read it properly.
  5. I first moved to the ph in 2009, after living in florida, las vegas and san francisco. I had mold problems in san fran from all the cool weather days and rainy weather and then the one wall which probably leaked on the insde would mold along with the shower as the air in san fran is so cool.. Las vegas never had mold due to desert enviroment and florida i dont remember seeing mold but sure it was around maybe behind the walls. When i got to the ph and stayed in a long stay hotel that had no window to the outside world my spare leather wallet got moldy,the closet doors were moldy, my hand washed shirts were moldy and i got sick from what i guess was the mold so i moved out right away. I now live with the windows open blowing in warm air and dont use air con during the day.
  6. to each his own, i dont plan on living there but i will believe what most whom live there are saying and not just a 2 week tourist. When i read all about the ph on what a shithole it was i felt that it best i make my own judgement and the posters were correct in yes the ph is a shithole and yes i live in this shithole to be with my wife and will be working with shadow later in the year to start process of getting wife visa for usa and then go live in titusville fl.
  7. i googled it, living in da nang and from people whom lived there it read like living in the ph. Slow internet at home, bad food for expats, tons of motorbikes, moldy rooms house and condo rentals from massive humidity......... Govt is trying to make it into a tourist destination and prices are gettin expensive for clothes and entertainment...............
  8. as a fan whom never missed a episode i would hope it ends in 2018. It starts up again in october and will then pause in dec and start again in feb 2018. By then ricks tv son will be about 6 feet tall and have a beard. Feck Fear TWD.
  9. Keeping up with the Joneses was terrible I'd rather watch Gilligan's Island reruns. Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  10. jerry jones is fricking with romo , he wont cut him loose yet knowing that they arnt gonna keep him but he doesnt want the Texans to grab him because then there will be a power struggle in texas over whom the fans will pay attention to. A team that now has the fan favorite romo in the texans or a 2nd year qb who may flop with the cowboys. Jerry dont want to lose ticket sales to the texans if they do good and cowboys suck.
  11. i file a state also as i have many investments and still use my fathers usa mailing address.
  12. just did taxes yesterday on turbo tax, been using them since 2010. Did state and federal, cost me $91.00. I have stocks and bonds, i am not selling or doing trading just recieve dividends and interest payments which put me into the Premier turbotax category.
  13. I never pet any cats, never again.From personal experience back in the 90s in the usa las vegas i petted an indoor outdoor cat and it scratched me. No big deal untill 2 days later my lymphatic vein got infected and swelled up like a red trail it went from my foot to the inside of my groin and froze my ability to bend my leg as if my vein tured into ice. After getting antibiotics pills and shots in ass in wont go away and i was unable to work. Drs did mri, ultrasound thinking blood clot and still no solution. Finally did a super duper blood test and sent me to a blood doctor whom deals in complex dieseases, he was an older 60ish chineese man and he looked at my leg and then looked into a small handheld book and says awwww you have worm and i says what and he says you have a cat and i say yeah roomate does and he says you have cat scratch fever and cats have nasty disease stuff on their nails and you got infected. 2 week later i was healed by taking his special pills..
  14. where are the guards gonna smoke?