Today is another day that I have not been looking forward to. Today is CT Scan day. Doctors are still trying to figure out what I do not have full range of motion in my right arm since my event last year. I have been through so many tests, the possibility of having a stroke, and I am in so much pain. Their latest theory is that they think that I may have something called frozen shoulder.
According to WebMd, frozen shoulder is defined as: Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is stiffness, pain, and limited range of movement in your shoulder . It may happen after an injury or overuse or from a disease such as diabetes or a stroke. The tissues around the joint stiffen, scar tissue forms, and shoulder movements become difficult and painful. The condition usually comes on slowly, then goes away slowly over the course of a year or more.
Well, it has been a year and all it has gotten is worse. I still have use of my arm however I am restrictive on what I can do. I can not life much weight, I can not raise my arm straight, I have trouble putting a shirt over my head, and even reaching around myself to put my belt on. It is annoying and when the shooting pain starts it is all over.
I just want to be normal again since everything happened to me. At least I am taking the right steps in recovery to overcome all of the obstacles. I am definately in lovingly hand, now if they can only come to a resloution!!!
Please pray for me that I come out of the tube this morning (did I mention that I am also claustrophobic). LOL -Bruce
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