I had my review appointment on Wednesday this week and I mentioned that I was still concerned that the left shoulder was still sore over two years later. X-rays were taken of both shoulders and everything is exactly how it should be. However, even though my range of movement is fantastic, the fact that I had two operations on the left one within four weeks may mean that this is as good as it gets and I am to expect some soreness. I’m OK with that though, the improvement has been brilliant and as long as I am careful it should last me many years. My next check-up will be a year from now – in July 2019.
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Well done Michelle. As you say, we are both so much better after having the operations but sometimes there is minor discomfort, maybe more at night if you sleep on your shoulder I find. The “new” shoulders need treating with respect but exercise I believe is very good for them which is why I swim half a mile a day doing breast, crawl and backstroke. And for those who have not read my story, I am 72 next month! If anyone thinking of having the operation is worried, then please don’t be but make sure that you do as you are told post-op and your exercises!
Absolutely, you are an inspiration Peta, keep up the good work x