Circles eventually meet up again,
Admittedly, not exactly what l was looking for in the way of results, l didn’t set my expectations too high and thankfully l wasn’t that disappointed. At least there is good news and bad news. I just am left with the impression that l have been here before.
I found out what the so called ‘injective surgery’ meant and that is l am to be operated under a general anaesthetic but not really operated on, but to have my shoulder manipulated with a series of steroid injections. It was confirmed that l have in addition to the pinched nerve which l knew about a fully collpased acromion on top of my shoulder and l have tendonitis in my upper biceps muscle which is the result of the collapsed acromion. The acromion sits in the middle of the pinched nerve and the tendonitis which is why there is so much pain – this being three seriously affected areas of damage.
So l am now to await my appointment to have this steroid injective surgery, and then wait six weeks and if the pain is still there which they suspect it might be, then l am to have keyhole surgery to repair the acromion.
I have been told that l can still type but to not twist my hand, and to not lift my arm above my shoulder, which l can’t do anyway. to keep my arms flat when typing and keep the right arm hard pressed against a flat surface and to not allow any freedom of movement between the flat surfaces and air as in don’t allow the arm to bear any weight.
The surgery is possibly the final result, but that they have to try option B first before admitting that option A is the only way forwards. So now back to the waiting game and have more pain till the option B operation.
Oh well, l suppose at a push this is good news … if it works, but even the consultant didn’t look hopeful, and more so when he said that collapsed acromions are very hard to recover with just option B proceedures. Once the acromion is repaired the pinched nerve should start to recover.
I would like to say l am thrilled but sadly l am not, the drive down to the hospital and the drive home absolutely caned me, and even now nearly three and half hours after returning home l still feel physically drained and sick with the pain.
Rome wasn’t built in a day they say.