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it's not a tumaa (in my best schwarzenegger imitation)


Thursday, April 03, 2014

So it's not a tumor and it's not even torn. This pain in my shoulder that's been going on a year now, is just inflamed. Still utterly painful to the point that I can't put a bra on like a normal person. There's pain, yelling, awkward maneuvering going on in the closet in the mornings around here. At night? It's even worse...more awkward and louder.

I already forgot the term for the diagnosis but it has something to do with not having enough synovial fluid in my shoulder joint affecting the shoulder muscles. AKA, "you're getting old girlfriend and getting old ain't for sissies." Okay, probably not a direct quote. He's more professional than I.

We talked about my options and although I have mixed feelings about steroids, I went for the steroid shot and industrial strength anti-inflammatory followed up with some rotator cuff exercises. Now that I know what it is (and isn't), it's time to stop babying it.

So, the physician assistant and the nurse came in. My first thought, "2 people? I've had steroids for my allergies and a tick bite that went bad. It's not that bad...YEEEEEEOUCH!!!!"

Yeah, one of them was there to hold me down. Ya'll, an epidural feels better than this. I screamed, expletives flying out, I tried to breathe. Next, I exited through the horrified waiting room. I was like, it's alright, it's all good, the numbing already set in. You're next! Have fun with that.

Anywho, I may need a 2nd shot but the PA said usually one is enough (fingers crossed). I'm SO thankful to know what I'm dealing with now. I'm getting ready to be thankful for the subsequent healing. I'm in for a rough night once the numbing wears off and usually steroids keep me up the night after having them. But now? I'm feeling quite dandy and euphoric.
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MICKEYH 4/3/2014 11:48PM

    So sorry to hear your shoulder is in pain. Hope you get the right solution for you soon. ***Hugs***

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USMAWIFE 4/3/2014 9:31PM

    I have had those shots in several places on my body and they hurt me more than having kids did..

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68ANNE 4/3/2014 7:33PM

    Thankfully I have not needed a steroid shot but the bf has had them and hates getting them, even though he says it does make it better. I have had to go to a PT though and still do the rotator cuff exercises he gave me, about once a week.

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MENNOLY 4/3/2014 3:22PM

    I wonder if what you got was similar to what my Dr. injected in my knee. That was a series of 3 shots though and at first seemed to do nothing. Now 6 months later I feel really good and back to normal. Hope you have the same results.

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VONBLACKBIRD 4/3/2014 2:04PM

    O I'm feeling your pain. I went for the steroid shots in my knees and feet for a number of years due to the same problem. Now my back is affected...Had the knees and hip replaced helped the knee pain but not much to be done for the back. I'm shrinking. We can call ourselves the incredible shrinking women. Look forward to the 5% challenge with you as well!!!! Go emoticon A's!!!

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