Thanks for the heads up. So sorry to hear about your shoulder. Its good they found the problem, but surgery, ow. I've had spinal surgery on my neck twice and have a plate and four screws and my neck keeps getting worse. I understand that the sports docs can be better in a way and that the joint surgery can help alot. My sister had some on her knees and used to run marathons but can't anymore and she said she'd never get them done again, but she wasn't in the pain and her expectations of her recovery and all were pretty high. My grandfather had bad rheumatoid arthritis and had his knees, hands and fingers joints all replaced and he loved it and felt alot better and was much better and more active, it really made a huge difference for him and he healed really well. I mean, you wouldn't know he ever had a problem. I have knee pains, but all they ever do is xray and they tell me I have mild arthritis and that's it. I think my pain is from the spine anyway.
Sorry for the ramble, I wish you the best and hope everything goes ok and sounds like your docs are on the ball about the dx and tx anyway. I hope they give you good stuff for the pain and keep us up to date!
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments