Sep. 18th, 2009 08:56 pm
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So, did my Physical Therapy eval yesterday. Ouch. Big, big ouch. Will be returning twice a week for the next four weeks and then reassessing. Yes, my superspinatus tendon has a serious tear in it. And since it runs from the front insert point of the shoulder, up and under the bone and down to the shoulder blade, it explains the pain in various places as well as the pain down the arm ('referred pain syndrome'). Still most of my range of motion is good and I've started all my first exercises. AND, he was kind enough to write up all his stuff last night and fax it over so the orthopedic specialist would have it today.

The good news is, according to the specialist, that the tendon does NOT have a complete tear and therefore, at least at this time, I do not require surgery. I may need some later to remove some bone that could be impinging on the tendon, but that's for much later worries.

So, yay! Still lots and lots of pain, but yay!
maisfeeka: (Little girl blue with teddy)
So, I have one week left of intensive rehearsals before tech week for Steel Magnolias starts. Yes, if you're anywhere near the Southern NH area and want to see a fabulous show, contact me and I'll tell you how to come see it.

I've been and will be a little crazy busy and even when I'm online I often don't/won't have the brain energy to do much.

Also, as some of you know, I've been having bad shoulder pain since May which we were attributing to issues with my rheumatoid arthritis. I had an MRI Wednesday and it turns out that the pain is actually due to a full thickness tear in my right rotator cuff. Which explains why I haven't been able to sleep more than an hour or two at a time because of the pain since May. I'll know more about the whens and whethers of surgery next Friday when I get in to see the orthopedic specialist, but it's not looking great that I'll be able to avoid surgery.

Which means 6 weeks unable to use my dominant arm. And since I effectively live alone... it's going to be a real challenge. I have a man who rents rooms in my house and we're friendly, but not friends, and he's really not someone I'd feel comfortable with helping me dress and shower and such, so...

So, I'm a little stressed and trying not to cross bridges till I come to them, but yeah... distracted, low brain energy, etc.

If you need me for anything drop a line or catch me on AIM. I'm still around, just probably being all failboat on RP and stuff.


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