Yes, like you I hope we hear from more people. I'm glad you still have your range of motion. Did you have a great deal of pain before hand? My sister has one shoulder that has no joint left and it doesn't hurt her. The surgeon had never seen anything like it. She does need the other one done and I think we are both waiting for the other to see if it works!
When I had the knee replaced I thought I would be out of pain sooner than I was. My biggest problem with the knee was "trusting it". I would say that pain lasted about six months but even now when I get out of bed some mornings there is pain. I told myself no matter how many joints I have replaced, I still have arthritis! BTW, the hip was a dream to have replaced in case anyone out there is interested. No PT, no pain, nothing! I think that spoiled me. After a year, I still don't know if I want the other knee done or the shoulder.
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Post Edited (Pamela Neckpain) : 4/26/2009 3:39:14 PM (GMT-6)
Pamela I'd be very wary of shoulder surgery because of your back. I had my right shoulder reconstructed twice, not a replacement, they moved tendons from my back and biceps to make the cuff tighter and fused extra bone into the joint to make it more like a hip joint, but the pay off from this is its given me a scoliosis between my shoulder blades and my lower back has curved to correct my stance. Now I found the best ever osteopath who has kept my back going for the best part of 30 years but for you with your current back problems I'd be very hesitant. Despite all my arthritis my shoulder is good, I will never have a full range and it can hurt but it no longer dislocates all the time.
What horrible MRI experiences, Seajay and Pamela, I've only had the smaller circularchamber and really lovely staff. What creeps, why be in the medical area if you're going to be so uncaring?
Post Edited (grassvalley) : 4/13/2011 5:25:22 PM (GMT-6)