Well - i went and did it. i dislocated my fucking shoulder!!! never dislocated my shoulder before, but i felt a pop and heard a crack and i just knew, but in that moment i just didn't want to believe/accept it. i kept trying to move it but the pain just got worse and my shoulder was stuck in this gnarly forward position. for a brief moment, while still in denial i guess i thought i was be all hardcore mel gibson
and i asked my dude to just "pop it back in" for me. his response "are you high?" i must have been, no way in hell i'm that fucking gnarly
the doc said to wear the sling for a week, that means it's fairly minor, right? he wants me to follow up in the ortho clinic in a week and stay off the board for a week. x-rays after reduction didn't show any additional strains or rotator cuff injuries
it happened yesterday (the first day of my vacation), i'm not in a major amount of pain, really not much at all, just stiff and annoyed (and fuuuucking pissed) with being stuck in the sling. i'd really like to get out there tomorrow, wearing the sling of course. all thing considered, i'm super lucky that i didn't kill my season and i wanna get right back out there.
what has your experience been like with a dislocated shoulder? how quickly did you get back out there?
i'm really disappointed and depressed to be in the house now knowing it's a slushy spring day out there.
if the likelihood of me re-dislocating my shoulder is fairly high, i'd fucking rather do it riding than picking my fucking nose or something....
any tips you got will be much appreciated!