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I use a speech to text app for some of my work inventories. I also have a touch screen phone and can use a stylus which comes in handy for minor edits. Two cans, forever comes out as Toucans. So, a good freebie recommend, not so much but letting you know they exist in either Play or iStore as well as tools necessary for me to make this freebie work. I'm sure there's others, but since I'm home...home is home and work is work Rotator cuff tear or surgery anyone?
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I use a speech to text app for some of my work inventories. I also have a touch screen phone and can use a stylus which comes in handy for minor edits. Two cans, forever comes out as Toucans. So, a good freebie recommend, not so much but letting you know they exist in either Play or iStore as well as tools necessary for me to make this freebie work. I'm sure there's others, but since I'm home...home is home and work is work Rotator cuff tear or surgery anyone?
Can you tell me the name of the app?
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Can you tell me the name of the app?
It's called Speech to Text Notepad.Capture+_2019-03-08-05-02-37.jpeg
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OMG. My husband found video of my actual surgery on youtube made by an orthopedic group. It looks so gross and painful. I have had other surgeries before but this one is the most involved and with the most (anticipated) pain. I know it is a good thing but I am so nervous. My mom is a nurse in the recovery unit and she cant take care of me but she can watch over me. I know they do the nerve block before the procedure. I have dythskenisia, adhd, fidgeting and I wont be allowed to smoke. I told my mother how anxious I was and she said she would mention it to the doctor so they could give me a little something while waiting. I hope they are able to. If anyone can handle gross stuff look up 'rotator cuff repair' and watch one of the videos. Also, has anyone been given something to slightly chill through the iv while waiting for a procedure like mine? It will have to be through the iv because my mom told me absolutely nothing should be in there. Thoughts and comments welcome.
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Aww, as T Petty said (peace be upon him) "The waiting is the HARDEST Part!"

Make sure that your doc hears from YOU as well that you are extremely apprehensive.

My Primary doc & Ortho surgeon communicated well before the surgery and I was given Valium to take the PM before the surgery and then more in the IV whilst I was waiting on tenterhooks for the surgeon to finish w/previous case. Much sympathy to you, but really:PLEASE, no more RC VIDS! It'll just wind you up and won't help w/ the healing one iota.

Your doc doesn't want you to be in pain afterwards, either; make sure you are clear w/what measures will be taken. Standard used to be that post-RC Repair patients were sent home with what we called a "Polar Care" Unit -- it's a cooler that pumps chilled water into a pad that fits over the shoulder and helps a great deal with post-op pain.

One does have to sleep propped up on big cushions, or in a recliner bc of not wanting to put any pressure on the post-op shoulder.

It's not fun at first, but the rewards are omg-level worth it! Especially compared to the alternative of more debilitating pain and more complicated repair when it eventually would have to be done or lose use of the arm .

You're doing the right thing, Sweets.

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OMG. My husband found video of my actual surgery on youtube made by an orthopedic group. It looks so gross and painful. I have had other surgeries before but this one is the most involved and with the most (anticipated) pain. I know it is a good thing but I am so nervous. My mom is a nurse in the recovery unit and she cant take care of me but she can watch over me. I know they do the nerve block before the procedure. I have dythskenisia, adhd, fidgeting and I wont be allowed to smoke. I told my mother how anxious I was and she said she would mention it to the doctor so they could give me a little something while waiting. I hope they are able to. If anyone can handle gross stuff look up 'rotator cuff repair' and watch one of the videos. Also, has anyone been given something to slightly chill through the iv while waiting for a procedure like mine? It will have to be through the iv because my mom told me absolutely nothing should be in there. Thoughts and comments welcome.


My husband had surgery on both shoulders one for a labrel tear and other a rotator cuff and bone spur.

First Labrel year he was in a sling for 8 weeks and PT 3 times a week to be honest hes a tough guy and it was awful.

The rotator cuff and bone spur was somewhat easier but quality PT is a must.

End result he lost ROM in both shoulders , right worse than left.

He used hunt and peck left arm with right shoulder for 8 weeks

The rotator left was back for short periods using both hands in about 3 weeks for short amounts of time.

Side note ask surgeon about post op pain relief so many doctors are giving less and less medications due to this opioid crisis going on which can effect your recovery.

I wish you the best and talk to text sounds so helpful.
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Well guys I do have a torn rotator cuff and have to have part of my bicep reattached. And also a shoulder arthoscopy. I am scheduled for march 15. I would like recommendations on a good speech-to-text program or app that is free so I do not go crazy. My laptop is only 4 months old and I have windows 10. Its amazing that I was going to a specialist who was injecting me as if it was tendonitis and my primary suspected it and sent me to my ortho. Sometimes specialists are not that special. If anyone happens to wonder about me, please share.
I have the surgery and came home at dinner time yesterday. I didn't have much pain because they gave me a nerve block. Around 10 PM last night I took a pain pill and went to sleep I woke up at 3:30 this morning in agony. The good news is the pain medicine does help the bad news is when it comes back the pain is ridiculous. I really hope the severe pain doesn't last that long I'm hoping it gets to a point where it's manageable without pain medicine. I don't even know how long severe pain would normally last for this kind of surgery or how long it would last while needing pain medicine does anyone have any ideas?
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