tinamalone wrote:Hi all! I am having total shoulder replacement surgery this Thursday, in 3 days. Thanks for any assistance and ideas!
Hi Tinamalone, Such great suggestions and information! A couple of additional tidbits that helped me get through surgery last summer. I purchased and listened to https://healfaster.com/product/mp3-relaxationhealing-quick-start-instructional/
prior to and following my surgery. Like you, I only became aware of it a few days before surgery but I am convinced it helped. You might also go to YouTube and search under "preparing for surgery meditation" and you will find several options of guided meditations.
I was able to use over-the-counter CBD oil to assist with the healing, without using stronger pain medication. My surgery was not as extensive as yours will be but it might be good to have some on hand to help when your post-operative pain becomes manageable.
Lastly, I have heard Drs. Bredesen and Hathaway talk about using Intravenous Therapy (Vitamin C and Meyers Cocktail) to support surgery, pre and post, and also Dr. Hathaway mentioned using IV Therapy to support an elderly female patient who came out of surgery with some confusion. While this type of therapy can be expensive it is good to map out a backup plan for your family in case of complications. Wishing you a successful surgery and speedy recovery!