Last week I went for my 2nd opinion doctors appointment for my shoulder replacement. What I learned is that getting a custom made shoulder replacement isn’t as easy as it was 4 years ago when I had the other one done. There are new regulations concerning the replacement being made and we have to jump through hoops to get the process started and moving along.
For 8 months my doctors have been fighting for this and right now I’m not sure exactly how close or far away I stand from having the shoulder replacement done.
I was thinking that by now I would be in the recuperation stage, but I am still waiting.
What I do know, is that for months the pain has been getting more and more worse. I was finally able to get on a medicine that has been helping and hasn’t made me sick.
So I went to get the necessary 2nd opinion and the doctor knew right away that this needed to be done. Simply by looking at the X-Ray you can tell. I have lost a total of an inch of bone from my shoulder. I am at the point where surgery is still possible, and I pray that things can continue to move along and hoping that things will come together.
We’ve already been fighting for 8 months, so I’m hoping we don’t have to fight for a whole lot longer. But for now it feels like there is a lot of uncertainties with everything. I’m hoping that I start getting answers very soon.