I'm 1 year to the day of my surgery and doing well. I wonder how others are doing pre and post op. A year ago, I was six months post a horrible car accident, and in bad shape. I had issues with getting properly diagnosed, ended up out of work with two kids, and was losing use of my left arm completely. I thought I was going to have to find a way to deal with it, somehow. I watched my father go through it and I knew it would not be pretty. He got surgery way too late and suffered much more long term damage. I finally found an amazing surgeon and was so excited to be on my way to getting better.
My insurance company tried to decline me the Fri before my scheduled Mon am surgery, and disability said I should go back to work at the same time. Thank goodness, my surgeon and his staff went to bat for me, and the surgery went through. It has been a tough recovery but I'm progressing well. I have so much faith in this Dr. He did not look at me and say, let's wait until your arm and shoulder are completely dead, then we'll see what we can do.
Somehow I ended up with shoulder issues right after surgery and actually just had rotator cuff surgery two months ago.I still have a sick bursitis issue under my left scapula near the upper thoracic spine though. I have read about others with similar issues, I wonder how common all this still is?
I also wanted to say to those that are on the road to recovery to hang in there. Whether it be fighting your doctors to get them to listen, or your bosses, friends, family, insurance co's, the list is endless!! Your health and happiness are worth fighting for, so be your own advocate.