I wanted to wish you well as well with your new shoulder surgery. I had a reconstruction of my right shoulder after a motorcycle accident in 1995, and developed RSD and a frozen shoulder on top of it. PT really needs to happen almost immediately after surgery to prevent the frozen shoulder. It hurts like hades as I'm sure that you are aware of already, so I will be sending up many good thoughts for you, as you get through the surgery and rehab afterward.
Bless you and please stay in touch as you can , so that we can offer you some support and encouragement down the road.
Best of luck to you and to your surgeons.
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.