Shoulder scoped, how bad is it?
I'm having my shoulder scoped in a few weeks and everyone keeps telling me that shoulder surgery is one of the worst surgeries to have in terms of recovery and pain level. I cannot imagine this to be so, but what do I know? I am unsure right now whether it is torn or just a bad impingement, but either way it has to be scoped. I've already had PT for months and 3 cortisone shots. I realize there will be a difference in recovery length and whatnot depending on whether my OS has to repair a tear rather than just do a debridement. But, is the pain really that awful? This is my dominant arm too, and I have 4 children ranging from ages 2-7. Hubby will help when he's home of course, but I'm a bit nervous about the recovery if it ends up being a tear thus longer in the sling and immobile. I'm no stranger to surgery and have never had trouble recouping from one. I think I have a pretty normal tolerance for pain. Any insight would be great. Any advice or tips, tricks... anything is appreciated!