I’ve been to see the physiotherapist today and between us we’ve established that a nerve seems to be becoming trapped during some movements and causing the pins and needles in the fingers of my left hand. In addition I have had some weakness since the tendon repair but this may be something which will improve over time and exercise. I may need another scan of the shoulder but I’ll leave that for the consultant to decide at my next appointment in June. I think the main problem is that I may be getting paranoid – believing that I’ve ‘done something’ to it because it’s still sore, however the physio said there could be some soreness for up to a year after surgery so not to worry too much about it. Apparently the first 80% of recovery happens in the first 20% of the time but the last 20% of recovery takes much longer. So I just need to be patient, do the exercises and be careful. My left arm needs to be strong enough to cope when I have the right one done later in the year. I’m right-handed so it’s going to be more difficult for me to cope anyway.

I’ve been suffering a lot of pain in general lately – particularly from the right shoulder and I believe that my pain is worse in certain types of weather. So I was interested to learn of the Cloudy with a Chance of Pain project and immediately signed up. Click here for more information if you are interested in learning more about it.

The latest issue of the Cloudy with a Chance of Pain newsletter featured a piece on my experience and a link to my Blog, and as a result lots of people got to view it. I would also like to say “Hi” to my new friend Kelcey in Michigan U.S.A. who discovered my Blog while looking for info after her replacement shoulder operation two weeks ago. I am thrilled that my experience can now help someone else and that they can learn from my mistakes – which was one of the main reasons I decided to write this Blog in the first place!