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.