Hi. I started a new thread as I was hoping to reach people who have had my surgery but are at least 6months-1 yr or more post op. Questions, worries, concerns...
I've been wondering over the last few days (things have been beyond bad on the pain scale) if having this surgery was even worth it. I've started PT and he overworked it on Friday as my NS now says I have a "frozen shoulder" which I don't even know what that means. And he acted shocked which killed me since I felt like screaming...."hello?? that's where the pain all started and I've been unable to use the damn arm for the last 8 months WTF" But alas, I refrained.
I've been planning our first ever family vaca to disney. I'm the only one who's been before (not for a million yrs though lol) and my kids can't wait to go. Originally was doing Oct of this yr but have now decided to push it back to May 2011. But btwn this pain and things I've read about others and their recoveries.....I'm wondering if a bit over a yr past surgery will even be long enough now. I mean, I want to ride rides and roller coasters and have a freaking blast with my family and my kids. We deserve it esp after these past 9 months and etc.
Any opinions on this.....should I plan it for even later, which I really don't want to do......I just don't know. I feel like I'm in a lifeless hell. I couldn't wait to get this surgery approved (workers comp) and yet here I am back where I started. I am a stressed out mess...I'm upset and crying and beyond words pissed off....I just can't take it anymore. I really can't. I want my life back. I can't live for the rest of my life this way. I CAN'T.
Pls, ideas, opinions, anything......thanks for listening. I so need a hug and can't even do that.
Tara in CT