Just got back from the orthopedic doctor. Got my 2nd injection into the right shoulder. Will return in late September to start the paperwork for a scope that Dr. Aldrich calls a "decompression". The rotator cuff is frayed and there's a lot of bursitis as well.
I don't really have the time for this but realistically no longer have the option to keep putting it off. Being right-handed, I've been tormented for some time now as every time I try the simplest act involving reaching or lifting, I get the distinct sensation of being shot in the shoulder.
The doc said I'd have my arm in a sling for 10 days, have rehab for a few weeks, and be good as new in six weeks. He said he had one patient who drove a car the afternoon after the morning surgery. I'll be a bit disadvantaged in that every known school bus driver has used his right arm/hand to open the bus door to release the little angels at the bus stop. And, I can't afford to compromise safety one iota.
The best possible solution would be to have this injection somehow solve the problem. Not likely, but I'd welcome any relief.
On a scale of 1 to 10, this doesn't compare to cancer or severe arthritis, so I give it a 2 on the "problem" scale. But I do want it resolved. "No pain, no gain" is the stupidest slogan ever!