It’s almost three years since I began writing this blog, because I was about to undergo my first shoulder replacement and was unable to find any information to tell me what to expect. I thought it would be useful to write a diary to remind myself what happened when I came to have my second replacement, and to share it publicly to maybe help others having the same surgery.
I had my left shoulder replaced in November 2015 and had a second operation to repair a torn rotor cuff tendon four weeks later on Christmas Eve. This shoulder still aches and gives some discomfort although I have an excellent range of movement. My right shoulder was replaced almost a year ago in October 2016 and gives me no trouble – in fact I can now fasten my own bra behind my back!
This is a HUGE achievement given that this time last year I was unable to lift my right arm to brush my teeth, eat, drink or brush my hair. I can’t believe how far I have improved since then. My surgeon did a fantastic job and at my appointment today he was really pleased with the results, so much so that I don’t need to go back for a year unless I have any problems.
My blog is now being viewed somewhere in the world on a daily basis, today alone in the UK, New Zealand and Germany. Since I began it has had over 16,000 views and 2,500 visitors and I have been in correspondence with several people before, and after they have had the same surgery. I feel extremely proud that I have created something which has been helpful to others and I hope that it will continue to be useful for years to come. Although I probably have nothing more that I can add to it I will always be happy to answer any questions – just contact me using the form on this site and I will reply as soon as I can.
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