Right shoulder report

My surgeon found no tear in the right rotator cuff once in there with his scope. No tear had showed on MRI, but then again no tear showed on the MRI of the left a year and a half ago when they found one once inside with the scope. Therefore this surgery was much less involved. My surgeon simply removed the bone spur, cleaned up the impingement and drilled the bone to stimulate my stem cell release to reduce any arthritic inflammation.

Last time I couldn’t shower for a week and was completely immobilized for 5 weeks before starting physical therapy at 6 weeks. Today at two days post op I am out of the sling and already had a shower. I return Friday to have the stitches removed and start physical therapy. I am already using my arm for easy light tasks. Movements are limited but improving already. Pain meds are at a minimum.

I was prepared for the worst and I am relieved. Compared to the last surgery this one has been a walk in the park thus far. Fingers crossed I’ll be baking my coconut cake for Christmas dinner!

14 thoughts on “Right shoulder report

  1. So glad to hear the good news!!! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and hoping that 2018 is full of
    wonderful happiness and LOTS of good health/healing.

  2. Much relief both to you – MOSTLY to you – but also to your faithful band of blogpals. Have a restful, happy, none-too-strenuous Yuletide!

  3. This is great news! I’m very happy you’re doing much better than expected. I’m sure this means the arm could handle a coffee cup in roughly two weeks?

  4. Very good news. Hope the recovery is a speedy one and that right hand is back doing what it’s suppose to do……. oh get your mind out of the gutter! Honestly!

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