Gardening: What To Expect After Rotator Cuff Surgery
In this video, I’m sharing with you what I’ve learned during the first four months after having rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder. And I mention it all the time, but I am RIGHT-handed, so I’ve had to adapt and learn how to work in the garden with my left hand. My physical therapists expect I’ll be back able to lift fifteen pounds in a year’s time. I am well on my way to a full recovery, but it will take time. Meantime, I’m going to keep on growing!
More About Rotator Cuff Surgery
If you aren’t sure what I’m talking about, rotator cuff surgery is a common procedure to treat shoulder pain. The goal of the surgery is to repair or replace the tendons and muscles around the shoulder joint. While the exact recovery time will vary depending on the individual, most people can expect to spend between four and six weeks in a sling. I spent eight weeks in my sling. My surgery was performed at an outpatient center, and I was home the same day. Follow your doctor’s advice, do the exercises, and rest like you should.
Check your local Sub Shops for Buckets. You can also find them at Lowe’s and Home Depot. If all else fails you can find them on Amazon
My Gorilla Cart has worked hard for me since 2019, and I still love it. I made one modification and added solid rubber tires from Harbor Freight.
Beach Patrol Fanny Pack
Primayaya Etsy Store
Birdies Raised Garden Bed
Save 5% with code MEADOW on qualified products
Vego Raised Garden Bed 32″ Extra Tall 9 in 1
Fiskars Bypass Pruning Shears, Sharp Precision-ground Steel Blade, 5/8” Plant Clippers
3 Prong Tool Cultivator – This is similar to mine; the one I use was a gift from a friend.
Hori-Hori Weeding & Digging Japanese Garden Knife – Nisaku Knife works for digging narrow holes for transplanting and some pruning.
Cutco Garden Trowel – I love that it has a forever guarantee
Rubbermaid 64-ounce Scoop Makes shoveling with limited motion easier
Nisaku Nejiri Gama Handheld Weeding Hoe makes digging and scraping easier.
Hounenkihan Real Edge – Japanese Top-quality Sickle – Easily cuts lemongrass too.
Pine Tree Tools Bamboo Gardening Gloves
SeCa Waterhose Holder – Gives you a helping hand in the garden by holding the hose for watering, cleaning, and even storing.
⅜” Water Hose and Hanger – Only available seasonally in the stores
About Michelle in the Meadow
I am a suburban gardener located in zone 9A in Northeast Florida. I started growing in this suburban lot in 2019 and have expanded the garden yearly. In 2020 I started making Facebook Videos about the garden, and in 2022 created this YouTube channel. I enjoy making content about my garden, what I’m growing and learning, and from time to time, the general vlog, too.
About our Growing Season & Gardens
We have a 300+ day growing season in our area. We are currently growing in many raised garden beds of various sizes. We grow along both sides of the house, in grow bags, in the ground, in Greenstalk vertical planters, and pots on the patio.
Michelle in the Meadow YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbUGYMmjynlYUxC_-Mz5Kng
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/michelleinthemeadow
Vego vs. Birdies Video Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlFCKM1rTPP4ITKEgIAyP_CMThasAxYS9
Technology I Use Around The Garden and For The Videos
Gimbal for my Samsung Phone (Yes, I shoot my video on my cell phone)
Blink Outdoor Cameras – I purchased them on Prime Day, and the deal was so good I couldn’t pass it up. Now to have a little fun around the Meadow.
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