Re: Can't raise arms above my head, Desperate
oh sammy my girl,i so feel for you hon,really. i am wondering tho if what your bigger problem might be with those arms,espescially the one that had the rotator repair,is just the fact that you have never actually been able to just 'do' the PT post op thats needed,you know what i mean? i know you kept trying and having to stop every single time becasue of the huge increase in your pain then the inflammation it always casued for you too. i can tell you just from my experience hon that the PT was crucial to me getting back my ROMS. this really was the only thing that got my arms moving in all directions again. we were both kind of at the same exact spot at one time but becasue of the other,as of yet unidentified hell you are also dealing with,i was progressing into PT and you could not yet go there. you remeber that hon?
i really am hoping that becasue of not being able to fully use all ROMS yet,that your shoulder capsule hasn't hardened and you could be looking at that frozen shoulder ick? i we were both told pretty much the same thing by our orthos,that we needed to get into the hands on PT stuff as soon as we could. there IS a reason for that. the sooner you get that joint moving in all directions again,the better the healing and regaining the ROMS just is. the thing is,with all you have going on in you in that area,'something' is just impeding your abilitys to move normally. this is what the PM is trying to locate and identify for you with the injections right now,tho he is moving at a snails pace. i am wondering about possible MRIs being done at this point since things are not moving as they should up there,or in other places as well ya know? you just really need to see what that joint capsule is looking like and how things healed for you. you had alot of things occur with that shoulder and arm during the early healing process,and i did too. i keep wondering if everything actually healed normally for me too considering. your arms were ALWAYS up in the air when you woke up in the mornings too,you remeber that?
the best person to actually consult would be your ortho who did that surgery but we both know just how helpful that a$$ would be. that one PT person,that woman you were seeing who was so very helpful to you? do you think maybe seeing her at least for an eval on your shoulder may help at this point? she seemed to really know her stuff the way you spoke about her,just wondering. also asking your PM about the shoulders and not really being able to fully rehab them,or the rorator repair one at least,and see what he has to say on it may not hurt ya know? maybe some cort injections into that area of the joint could possibly help some? i just really do think tho sammy,when considering everything here that obtaining that MRI on your shoulder really may be a very good idea. you just wont really know what did or did not heal right or how that joint capsule is until you can actually "see" it on an MRI. this is what i would personally be asking my doc for if my shoulder progress was where yours currently is sammy. you just once again, really do need to know what you are dealing with here. i really do wish that your PM would at least try one stellate injection on you,just to see what does or does not respond. i just really think that your SNS was damaged,either before that surgery or after, but your symptoms were somewhat there before too ya know?
right now hon,i would take a good look at those people who have been the most helpful to you and see what they can possibly help you with right now. but i would ask for that MRI. i wish things had gone better for you from the start post op sammy. i REALLY do feel for you. i wish i could be more of a help right now too. hopefully you will be able to get thru this and actually find out some of the most important issues and just be able to treat them.soon. hang in there hon,Marcia
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