Can’t sleep; shoulder pain. Its had me up and awake since about 4:00 a.m.
The wound site itself looks really good but I’m still really sore and can’t move my arm much. I just remembered that the Doctor said not to lift my arms above my shoulders. Better stop doing that or I might tear something. Merrr.
I had a nasty slip & fall accident 2 months ago at a construction site by my home. When I attempted to brace my fall with my arms extended, I severely dislocated my left shoulder and twisted my ankle. I thought I’d broken my arm because I heard and felt a loud “pop” and I had severe, shooting pain that radiated downward.
Fortunately, I didn’t break my arm but an MRI shows that I tore my rotator cuff and dislocated my shoulder. The Dr. mentioned that it was no longer dislocated and that I must’ve popped it back in on my own. I think I know when I did that. I nearly dropped my iPod and when I went to grab it with my left hand, I felt and heard another loud “pop” and doubled over in pain. I’m pretty sure that’s when I popped my shoulder back in.
So, I have shoulder surgery scheduled for 15 August 2012. The Dr. is going to go in with a little camera and attempt the repair without having to do full on surgery. I should be able to go home once I come out of the anesthesia. I know it’s not a big deal but I’ve had a LOT of surgeries. I’ve had 4 surgeries, just within the past 6 years. It takes a toll on you, body & spirit. I’m very glad that my girl will be staying with me and help me out while I recuperate. I don’t know how I’d have this surgery without her.
“Hurt my arm really badly a couple of weeks ago and I’m still in a great deal of pain. I thought I’d broken my arm but the Dr @ the CPMC ER said it was fine. Practically sent me home with aspirin and a…”