| | Re: To have surgery or not Update
Hi, i just wanted to give an update. I saw my orthopedic surgeon last Thursday March 7th. I had a list of about 14 questions about the surgery, would it be an open surgery (yes and he would be detaching my deltoid muscle to be able to get in and repair everything), how long is the surgery, questions about pain control, physio, etc. He answered every question I asked. I have decided to go ahead and have the surgery. The surgery is scheduled for May 31st but I am on a cancellation list so it could be moved up. He did tell me that I would be given a nerve block for the pain and would be in hospital 1 or 2 nights. Just as an aside last week I ended up in the hospital with a kidney stone and had to have surgery. The stone was very large and was embedded in the top of the ureter and the urologist said I would never pass it. He went in and lasered the stone and put a stent in that has to stay for another few weeks to allow the damaged ureter to heal.