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!
Deanna Van der Velde said:
So you are famous all around the world 🙂
Tracy G said:
I’m glad that your progressing even if it is slowly and that they were able to put some of your worries at rest … Hope the trapped nerve somehow untraps itself or at least the physio will help to sort it … I think your doing great & now your blog is actively helping someone who faces the same procedure … Well done Shelly X
Hi Shelly!! Thanks for the shout-out. I wanted to let you know that I am SO happy I found your blog. I am inspired by your story, it sure helps to have someone else who is going through or has been through the same things. You have been a huge help to me during these first weeks of my shoulder replacement. As I told you, you are the VOICE in my HEAD who is always telling me to be careful…..everything that I do, I hear you telling me to be careful! Thank you for being there!
It’s my pleasure, if my experience helps just one person then that makes me feel that writing this blog has done what I hoped it would do when I first decided to write it Good luck with your recovery 🙂
Nancy C said:
Getting ready for a right shoulder replacement in early December 2019, and grateful to follow your blog. Hope you’ve got all good joints now!
I’m glad to hear that you have found my blog, there are many hints and tips to help you cope after your surgery as well as some inspirational stories from others who have been through the same thing. Please do get in touch if you have any questions at any time.
Good luck with your op 🙂