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RE: Recovering from rotator cuff surgery...what to expect?

Thanks for all the replies. And actually opny8d, the surgery is on my dominant side this time because I actually need both done. The matter of wiping my butt has already crossed my mind and I've been practicing...mostly successfully. I really don't see how all you right handed people have survived so long. I'm in the medical field as a X-Ray tech and worked in the doctor's office for over 10 years so I trust him completely and know the quality of his work. My concern is life after recovery and hoping this won't affect my career. I work for a large hospital. A lot of my job involves lifting, pushing, pulling patients and working with outstreched arms. The doc said after full recovery, I should be able to do my job but I'm gonna work with the PT lady to see if she can help me figure out how to do my job in a manner that will be less prone to injuring myself in the future. I'm 54 and my body doesn't heal as good as it use to. Plus, I've only got a handful of years till retirement so I want to make sure the repair lasts.
patperry2766 03/14/20 06:56am Around the Campfire
Recovering from rotator cuff surgery...what to expect?

I'm gonna be having surgery within the next couple of weeks. Doc says that he's gonna have me in a sling for 8 weeks, then starting physical therapy. At 3 months I can return to light duty work assuming they can find a position for me, and at roughly 4 months being able to return to full duty. Any pearls of wisdom to keep me from going absolutely bonkers during recovery? I'm not one to lay around without easily getting bored and there is only so much TV and internet that I can stomach. To make things more challenging, I'm having it done on my dominant hand side this year and then the other shoulder in 2021. I love my wife and don't want to be a big enough pain where I become plant food fodder in the backyard. Once I'm fully recovered, will I truly be 100% and can do EVERYTHING I could before, or will I always have it in the back of my head that I don't want to do something that will screw it up and cause me to have the surgery again?
patperry2766 03/11/20 01:23am Around the Campfire
RE: TSD Fuel Card

Use your Costco Citi Bank card. 1-4% cash back. It adds up FAST. Does the Costco card need be used only at Costco? No, you get 4% off on gas anywhere, 3% on eating out and 1-2% on everything else. While some might do better, I'm getting a $655 voucher back from Costco this month for my 2019 purchases. Just gotta take it there to cash it and then I can go shopping for the stuff that I don't want the wife to know about. So far for 2020, my cash back reward is already at $155 thru February. Since I pay off the balance every month, it is truly free money.
patperry2766 03/05/20 04:47am General RVing Issues
RE: BMW vs KTM vs Triumph vs Honda Adventure motorcycle

Triumph Tiger KTM Super Adventure Suzuki V-Strom Africa Twin Triumph Tiger BMW Indian The last one caught my eye when I was in the dealership looking. It is beautiful. These are some of the ones that I've been looking at. A few I've actually touched, some just bookmarked. Appreciate comments I haven't started looking strictly at dirt bikes yet. Thanks
patperry2766 01/15/20 02:28pm Around the Campfire
RE: BMW vs KTM vs Triumph vs Honda Adventure motorcycle

OK, if I do use it to commute, it's a 70 mile round trip and last night it was 70-80 MPH. The KTM 790 looks interesting, but it's so new that there are few on CycleTrader nationwide and the price isn't too far off MSRP on a new one On the KTM website, some of the bikes say they have a 10K KM service interval. Does that mean a service that needs to go to the dealership to get a major service done?
patperry2766 01/15/20 07:48am Around the Campfire
RE: 2018 RAM 2500 with Adventurer 910DB

The ONLY difference between the 2500 and a SRW 3500 is coil vs leaf springs. Same axle, tires, rims etc. I have the same truck as you and I'd be comfortable going 500-750 over payload with the addition of airbags. Everything else on the truck can handle it.
patperry2766 01/13/20 11:30pm Truck Campers
RE: BMW vs KTM vs Triumph vs Honda Adventure motorcycle

Trail riding might be something akin to what a Jeep or other 4 wheeler might do on some of the trails in Colorado or some other state. Mountain passes that advertise 4x4 or high ground clearance vehicle. As far as comments from shepfly: There are several roads in the area that I would consider riding on the 70 MPH is the absolute minimum speed to keep up with the flow of traffic, much less getting run over. Just like with a camper, you always want to buy your 2nd one 1st
patperry2766 01/12/20 05:38pm Around the Campfire
RE: 2018 RAM 2500 with Adventurer 910DB

Won't work. I own a `18 Ram 2500 CTD and there's no way that would be either safe nor advisable. You are in DRW truck capabilities for sure if you nearing 4500 lbs. It is what it is.
patperry2766 01/12/20 05:25pm Truck Campers
RE: BMW vs KTM vs Triumph vs Honda Adventure motorcycle

Yes, the Triumph and especially the BMW are beasts when it comes to their weights. In reality, it will probably be more of a touring bike that I can take off road as opposed to a dirt bike that I can ride on the highway all the time. If I could get my wife's panties out of a bunch, I've got a 10 YO that I'd like to get him something to ride. If that were ever to be the case, I'd probably lean more to something that we could ride together, which would lead to more of a dirt style bike
patperry2766 01/09/20 11:23pm Around the Campfire
BMW vs KTM vs Triumph vs Honda Adventure motorcycle

Going thru mid-life crisis and thinking about getting a motorcycle. Rode years back but have had a itch for a while and it's becoming inflamed and red and REALLY itchy. Too old for a crotch rocket, not interested in a cruiser style bike. Seems that the adventure bike style seems to suit my fancy because we camp a lot in the mountains so I could do some trail riding/exploring. The remaining time would be driven around town. The BMW R1200GS seems to be the standard in which everyone compares to. The Triumph Tiger appears to be real similar in style, where as the KTM 1290 and the Honda Afrika Twin seem to be more of a dirt bike style DNA that has been modified/equipped to be more of an adventure bike that can handle the road miles better than just a dual-sport bike. Looking to get used cause don't want to end up with a 20K toy in the garage cause I don't get the time to ride. Have seen several BMW on the used market and a few of the others. Just wanted to see if any RV'ers also ride similar bikes and might be willing to chime in their thoughts/opinions. Thanks
patperry2766 01/09/20 08:01am Around the Campfire
RE: Any new options for casting from a mobile device to a TV?

I use Appletv 4K. Anything I can watch on my iPhone you can mirror to your tv. No adapter required. Swipe up, touch mirror and your done. Does it do it via WiFi or Bluetooth?
patperry2766 01/06/20 10:06pm Technology Corner
RE: Tornado Season

Don't overthink it. Get a good weather app on your phone and take off. The odds of dying in a tornado are 1:60,000. The odds of dying in a car crash getting there are 1:103. You'll usually have several hours advance notice of a tornado watch in a particular area so adjust accordingly April is the biggest month for massive thunderstorms, May for tornadoes, though they can really hit anytime of the year. Dallas just had a big one hit a few miles from my job this past October.
patperry2766 01/04/20 06:25am Roads and Routes
RE: Any new options for casting from a mobile device to a TV?

Howdy! I used a Apple Lighting-to-HDMI adapter to mirror from my iPhone or IPad before going to Apple TV. Yes it mirrored everything when connected. Apple HDMI adapter “Happy Trails” Chiefneon So far the only thing it won't mirror that I have found is ESPN. Have no problem with Nexflix, Disney+ and Hulu. I will try Amazon Prime and Roku and report back later.
patperry2766 01/04/20 05:52am Technology Corner
RE: Any new options for casting from a mobile device to a TV?

MoFi Do the HDMI connector. I don't know of a phone plan that had unlimited hotspot data, and you will use way more than you think. I've been using the Apple HDMI adapter for the last 6 weeks, and it's generally worked pretty well. I have seen a MoFi 4500 4G LTE router advertised that is suppose to use the SIM card from a phone, so you're getting the unlimited data plan of a phone run thru a router.m It seems to have good reviews on Amazon.
patperry2766 01/03/20 03:10pm Technology Corner
RE: Big Bend National Park

At Big Bend, just a couple miles west of the park, at Terlingua, is the Big Bend RV park. Not fancy, but good for water and elec and close to the park. Don't let it deter you from going just because you can't get into a NP campsite. Was there at Thanksgiving and stayed at BB RV park. It was actually a good in between. It was nice to be able to have a hot shower, electricity and a flush toilet at the end of a long day of exploring. The ONLY FHU campground is JUST A PARKING LOT with hookups...literally
patperry2766 01/03/20 03:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Coil on plug # 6 on Ford V10

Hopefully it's not just a symptom of a bigger problem. I had a `13 F150 with the 5.0 V-8. It started running rough and would occasionally throw a CEL. I did everything I could to the point that I had to take it into the dealership for them to check it out. I had 1 for sure misfire and an intermittent misfire on another cyl and was loosing compression in one cylinder. They wanted to replace the whole engine, and an independent shop said they could just do a valve job but is was still gonna be expensive. $11K at Ford for a new engine, $5K+ for a top half rebuild. I figured the truck was 6 years old and 125K miles so I traded it off. Hopefully yours is truly just a bad coil pack
patperry2766 12/31/19 12:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Looking for help on fulltiming for young couple with kids

Camper The guy who did this conversion is on this forum. Goes by the name ependydad. Probably would be an outstanding source of information
patperry2766 12/22/19 11:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bunk model 5th wheel

Have you looked at the GD Solitude 3550BH? I've only seen this one in a brochure cause the local dealer doesn't carry this model. It is the closest that I can find to what I'm wanting other than going to a toyhauler.
patperry2766 12/15/19 03:44am Fifth-Wheels
Bunk model 5th wheel

I'm trying to locate mid to upper level bunk 5th wheels. Seems like all bunk models are kinda on the entry level platform whereas the upper ends from most manufacturers don't have a bunk model. Do they not think that people with means to buy don't have kids? I've looked at Montana, Durango Gold, Artic Fox, Grand Design and Pinnacle. Looking for something with the larger bunk beds and factory receiver hitch that can also be used as full time. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Have a 10 & 19 YO and I won't put them on the narrow bunks.]
patperry2766 12/14/19 04:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Open container laws?

I think you will find virtually everywhere that the rules are the same. No open liquor in a vehicle. It's not who is drinking it, but the fact of having an open bottle in the vehicle. Not many years ago TX allowed open beer ! Those days are long gone. Now they take it seriously
patperry2766 12/14/19 02:54pm Class A Motorhomes
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