So since Feb of 06, i’ve had somewhat of a life-altering experience. Maybe i should say, an experience that changed my hobbies and goals, it just changed me.
I was wakeboarding and i went for a mobius and when i was going for the handlepass i felt a sharp pain in my left shoulder, and instantly i noticed i was out. The next week i attempted another mobius and my Left shoulder did something different, it partially dislocated.
I tried to let it heal and whenever it felt strong enough i would go back but only to partially dislocate again. I saw countless M.D.'s(sports med docs) and they all told me PT over time would make me strong enough to go back into what i was doing.
I tried one last long time, to find that once again, my shoulder was too weak and partially dislocated, despite extensive strengthening.
I recently got an MRI, and took it by to my best Doctor on this issue(an Orthopaedic Surgeon who is EXTREMELY cocky, but a very very damn good doctor).
He tells me, there is “nothing i can do” No PT or anything will fix anything. I will always have my SLAP tear(superior Labrum anterior posterior tear). I also seem to have a Bankhart lesion which is what he led me to believe.
So his final verdict is that i must get surgery. I can lift heavy without any sort of issue, WITH THE EXCEPTION of wide grip pullups, where i find my left arm is extremely weak(i’m working on this).
I am making a promise to myself, that I will do all I can to strengthen my shoulder until winter. if it proves that my shoulder CONSTANTLY has discomfort, i will opt for surgery. But for now, i’m out to prove the doctor that i will not require it, and i CAN to some degree tighten up my labrum.
Any of you gimps with me?