Gallery Right Shoulder Photos Front of Arm – 5 days Back of Arm – 5 days Inner Elbow – 5 days Back of Arm – 8 days Inner Elbow – 8 days Dressing Removed – 2 weeks Back of Arm – 2 weeks Back of Arm – 2 weeks Inner Elbow – 2 weeks 3 month’s post op Left Shoulder Photos This Way Up! Nerve Block My Good Arm – I Bruise Easily Elbow Bruising Before Stitches Removed After Stitches Removed 3 Weeks Post Op 3 Weeks Post Op 11 Months Post Op My X-ray Before Op My X-Ray after Replacement Latest Photos – 8 May 2017 Right Shoulder – Surgery October 2016 Left Shoulder – Surgery November 2015, Tendon repair December 2015 Please share this:EmailTweetPrintWhatsAppLike this:Like Loading...
Claire Bradley said:
Wow! I knew you were brave and determined, but seeing the pictures has really brought it home to me just how much you’ve been through. Keep strong. X
Thank you for the helpful hints. I will now be well prepared for my op.
Thank you, please feel free to use the Contact Me form if you have any queries or just want to chat. I’m happy to help if I can
Thank you for your blog. My left replacement is 2 weeks away. I have had Multiple Sclerosis 25 yrs…will be sedated. Have dislocated the elbow on that arm 2 times in past..My Question….why all the bruising in your elbow area as shown in your photos? I have had both knees and 1 hip replaced due to arthritis already…so just trying to get as much info as possible before the big day. Thanks again
Hello, good luck for your surgery and I’m happy to answer any questions you may have. The reason for the elbow bruising is that any serious bruising will travel down the body. The arm is held up during the surgery and afterwards it’s in a sling for at least a couple of weeks hence the bruising settles around the elbow.
Please let me know if there is anything I can help with 😀
Thank you for your prompt reply and the answer to the elbow question. Because I use a rolling walker outside the home and my balance is poor, I am concerned about getting around the first month even to therapy. Did using one arm seem to affect your balance? I am ordering and adapting by sewing some adaptive tops IF they are really are necessary. Still have not found a bra after much looking. Again, thank you so much for your time and thoughtfulness.
I am having this surgery tomorrow and I, too, will need to eventually have both done. For now it’s the left shoulder, which is the worst. I was wondering what it would all look like after the surgery, just to prepare myself emotionally. I am definitely concerned about my emotional response to all of the post op pain and limitations.
Thank you for blogging about your experience.
I understand your fears but you will get through this. In July last year I was unable to brush my hair, my teeth, use cutlery or lift a cup. Now I can do all of these and hang out the washing. I won’t lie and tell you it’s been easy but as long as you don’t try to change any duvets and do your physio then you will be fine. Please feel free to contact me again anytime, I will be happy to exchange emails with you during your recovery. Good luck