I am 17 years old and on September, 15 2006, I injured my shoulder playing football(american). I made a tackle on kick-off, and instantly the right side of my body went completely numb. The doctor told me that I had a medium to severe brachial-plexus injury, or a "stinger". He told me that this would go away within 3 to 4 days. Well, the numbness went away and I was left with a constant nagging pain. The nagging pain continued to get worse until finally my doctor sent me to have an arthrogram. When the results of this came back, he said that there was a tear in my Superior Labrum. Also there appears to be a significant tear in the bicep muscle. He ordered that I immediately have surgery so here I am 11 days before surgery (January 19, 2006), and I am wondering if anyone has experienced anything similar, and how the pain is after surgery. Is it comparable to the pre-op pain, or is it significantly worse or less. Currently, I am taking 2 Oxycodone 7.5/325 per day, and I am still experiancing a great deal of pain Also, what is the deal with recovery and did you have to use the constant movement thingy. What was the recovery time, because I am planning to finish highschool in Germany, and will be leaving in August. If not fully recovered, there will be no way for me to go. I just need to know that other people healed in that amount of time. Hopefully someone will be able to help clear these things up.
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