I kinda knew in my heart that this was coming. But I didn’t want to face it.
But now there is a date on the calendar and it will be here all too soon!
Like a week from Friday soon!!
August 14th I’m scheduled for surgery on my left shoulder.
I’m hopeful that it will take care of the problems and pain I’ve been having. The “issue” I’m having is the not knowing how long recovery will be.
And I won’t know much more details until after the surgeon goes in and looks at my whole shoulder with his fancy camera.
I definitely (as definite as can be I guess) need to have the arthroscopic subacromial decompression done. That will help the impingement issues.
BUT as he looked at the MRI he saw an infraspinatus rotator cuff tear and a superior labral anterior posterior lesion tear. But since they didn’t do the dye MRI he isn’t sure how deep/bad they are….and so he will assess that once he has the scope in there and may have to repair them.
THEN as he was moving my arm and pressing here and there he noticed something “off” with my bicep muscle so he is now talking about doing a biceps tenodesis.
Which I had never heard of the bicep thing before…. and again he will wait until he has the scope in there to see for sure what he is going to do….but when he was examing my shoulder/arm I could feel something wasn’t right in that area. Time will tell.
It just sounds painful…..and is a longer recovery time then if I would just need the arthroscopic subacromial decompression.
Like a recovery of only being allowed to lift a coffee cup for 4 weeks?!!?!?
How is a Mom supposed to get stuff done with that limitation on her dominate arm!??!!?
So I know I’ll be in a sling for about 2 weeks at least…..so I’m trying to clear my schedule for at least 2 weeks.
I probably will be updating via facebook more after the surgery with short updates. If you want to follow along send me a friend request at: CrazyAte Hamys and I will friend you.
Thanks for your prayers….as you know Mama can’t be down for the count long. So I’m hoping that I won’t be that “helpless” and that life will continue on here. I’m thankful I could get a surgery date so soon so I’ll be 4 weeks post-op when we head to the OBX for our vacation. And I’ll be about 8 weeks post-op when it is time to do Ava’s bone graft surgery on Oct. 7th.
But I do need to go shopping for some yogo pants and zippered/button down easy shirts as I can’t get shirts up and over my head for awhile.
Easy and comfortable is the name of the game.
I just hope and pray this fixes my shoulder and I can be pain free.