After over a year of waiting…I finally got my new shoulder that I desperately needed!
It was a rough year indeed. We started out thinking getting the replacement would be no problem, because I’ve had a total shoulder 4 years ago and had my total hip last year. But over the years rules have changed, making this replacement a fight to the very end.
I had a great doctor fighting for me and even though I would get very frustrated I knew he was just a frustrated as I was.
It has been a week since surgery and I am just amazed at how well things have gone so far. I’ve been having some nerve pain in the elbow, but other than that, the shoulder pain has been minimal.
I spend most of my day exercising and massaging my shoulder and elbow.
It’s a weird feeling being able to rub my right hand over my shoulder and feeling something there. There is no longer a lot of pain. For the first time in 4 years I don’t have the pain that goes along with the arthritis in my body.
I am finally pain free from the pain of 3 joints that were very bad off. I still have a long road ahead with rehab for the shoulder but hopefully once I get down that road, things will finally start to get back to my “somewhat normal life”.