Today, I went for another visit to a shoulder specialist in NYC. Over the past year, the arthritis in my shoulders advanced and started to deteriorate the ball/socket and fray tendons.
The past several weeks has been a very painful time for me
I am now so happy that I have a date for the first of my total shoulder replacements. Surgery is scheduled for April 8th. This will be a long haul, the recovery period for this operator is very long. The doctor told me that it would take at least a year before my shoulder will be the best it can be.
Someone in between April 8th and the following year, I will then go into surgery for the other total shoulder replacement.
Because I have had several complications in previous surgeries and having chronic pain for over 30 years, this surgery will be a bit more involved and complicated
I have total confidence in this doctor, so as he even said to me today, he has the easier job. Once my recovery periods starts, it will be up to me as to how much of my shoulder motions can be restored.
During the time I will not be able to login and respond to any posts or messages, the Spine-Health Owners and I determined that:
Jeauxbert and tamtam will assume joint administrator authority I am asking all of you to treat both of them with respect as you have towards me
Now, its my turn to start on the positive train going into surgery and making it the best recovery I can.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences