New surgery date....

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nurse2
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   Posted 8/12/2009 2:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I saw my ortho sugeon and we have deciced to go ahead with the shoulder replacement on Aug. 26th. I'm in so much pain....sleep is not to be had. If if had a chance to get better the pain would not be such a problem for me but waiting a while longer has no positive outcome for  me. This way I will be getting the surgery out of the way and able to recuperate with the hope of having a better life afterwards. My family will be able to relax some and I will be able to help out where I am needed which is impossible for me to do now. Tonight I am not feelling so gracious to those who sleep soundly without the constant pain that keeps a milllion of us awake and praying for some relief..........little as it might be. Chronic pain crates on the soul sometimes and tonight is one of those nights for me. Please forgive me as I know that there are a great many of you who have more problems than I do. The headaches are staggering and the doctor is out until the 28th. who helps  me manage this problem. I hate to wish my life away but Aug. 27th...the surgery over with..can't come sooner. I know that I'm in for a lot  of rehab afterwards but I can do that at home. It seems I've spent years in rehab for one body part or another. One good thing...my surgeon has agreed to put a foley in before surgery and leave it in for 24hrs. My bladder always has a hard time "waking up" after surgery and waiting 8hrs to be cathed post-op with an IV running is miserable! At  least  I won't have to deal with that this time. I love my surgeon.
Nurse2
Degenerative disc disease,osteoarthritis, status post 4 cervical spinal surgeries with plate insertions and fusion, Lupus, Sjogren's Disease, Fibromyalgia, chronic heacaches and chronic pain.
 
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solar powered
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   Posted 8/12/2009 12:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Nurse. I am sorry that you are in so much pain with your shoulder but it is wonderful news that the date has been set for the replacement surgery. I can understand though you wanting it to be now. Several years ago I was having issues with my one shoulder that had gotten so bad that I was having constant burning pain in my whole upper quadrant of my back, into my chest and armpit, down my arm and of course in my shoulder. I had to wait a few months before I could have surgery as I had another health issue to get through first. It was the most miserable, dark time of my life. When I woke up after surgery and all that pain was gone it truly felt like a miracle had happened for me. I hope that happens for you also. Take care, hang in there. It will be the end of August before you know it. Lisa
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PAlady
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   Posted 8/12/2009 12:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Nurse2,
I'm so glad you've got a "relief date" in site. It's too bad once we make these huge decisions about surgery and such that we can't just get it in a few days, but at least it's not months. Just knowing it's on the horizon I hope helps you relax a bit.

Hugs,

PaLady

skeye
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   Posted 8/12/2009 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi nurse2,

I'm glad to hear that the date for your surgery is set & that it is just around the corner. Although it will not be fun, nor easy, in it's own way, it is "something to look forward to," as it will hopefully be the beginning of the end!

hugs,
Skeye

LLPLUV
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   Posted 8/12/2009 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Nurse2 I'm so sorry your shoulder has given you such grief! If I had a magic wand I would let you jump to the beginning of the line. I don't think anyone here would get mad at a line jump.

Keep us up to date and I'm so thrilled your have a date for your replacement.

Laurie
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39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD

Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea

Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all

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