I tore my left bicep tendon at the elbow 3 Oct while skinning the cat - never felt a stretch or strain, just two big pops in my left bicep. Got it checked, tendon rupture. Sent home early from deployment, had surgery 10 Oct (yesterday), so one week to the day between rupture and repair - docs (they were brothers, both orthopods) told my wife they were real happy with how it went.
My question is for anyone who has done this - what was your recovery like time-wise? Doc is saying three months post op before I can do any weight-bearing exercises. I am using some pharmaceutical ‘assistance’, so hoping to speed things up a little, but not at the expense of proper healing.
How long till you were lifting again?
How long did you feel ‘paranoid’ about certain moves (pullups, curls)?
How long till you got your strength back to pre-injury levels (if ever)?