So the drama continues. When I first had that accident New Years Eve, the doctors gave me a cortisone shot in my shoulder. Now six months later it has worn off and the pain returned ten fold. I returned to the doctor and told him that I couldn't sleep on my left side and I couldn't hook my bra. He said "Well, you don't need the bra..." to which I replied instantly, "Oh yes I do!". He chuckled and continued, "...but you do need to sleep. Lets do an MRI". Seems I tore a tendon in my shoulder which is hanging on by a thread. In late July I will be having surgery to repair it. I will be strapped in a sling for six weeks and it will be at least six months before I can use my arm freely.
Have any of you had this surgery before? Is it terribly painful? How do you shower? What is a good voice recognition program I can put on my computer?
I know some people who have had this done and have given me a variety of reports on the success of the procedure. Some say it was wonderful, others say it still hurts for ever, still others say it tore loose and they had to repeat it. I know we all react differently, but some feed back would be most welcome.
All I can say is be careful. I had no idea that a simple trip on a sidewalk would do so much damage, cause so much pain, and become so expensive! Apparently I am under the mistaken illusion that I am still sixteen and can dart around like I did back then! I have become much more careful since then and my grown kids treat me like I have some dreadful disability.
I really hope that after the surgery I will be able to do the things I have always taken for granted, vacuum, rake the yard, wash dishes, sleep, and oh yes, hook my bra.