Monday, February 8, 2010
Really Good News (Or Not)
As some of you might have read, I've been suffering from a shoulder ailment that has been giving me fits for a couple of months now. After it got so bad I was thinking of hiring a professional bra snapper, I went to the internist. He told me it sounded like a "rotator cuff tear" (whatever the Sam-hell that is) and it might have to be repaired surgically.
I had my visit to the orthopedic doc today and had xrays and an exam. Hooray, it's not a rotator cuff tear! It's a frozen shoulder. Where do they come up with these names? I got a cortisone shot in the shoulder, (never a truly good time) and was told I would need at least 6 weeks of physical therapy. Uh, okay. But as soon as I had the shot I felt better. Much better. Hooray! The doctor said "no, that's just the topical anesthetic which will wear off."
Yeah, there's that!
It has worn off and it hurts like a MoFo but should be better tomorrow. We went to my favorite Persian restaurant and my favorite Persian woman wait-person came and sat with me while I had a glass of wine. She's the bomb! Just looking at her made me feel better!
I looked up "Frozen Shoulder" on the internet. It's fairly nasty stuff so I didn't read much of it. I'm just glad the amputation that I had envisioned will not occur this time. I mainly stay away from doctors. I'm just sayin...