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Shoulder Surgery and a Lump

patwhite101ppatwhite101 Posts: 1,213
Saw my Ortho today about my shoulder and my knee.
Looks like I will be having surgery on my shoulder sometime soon. He is not sure just how extensive it will be...total replacement or what. First I have to have an MRI before he can tell me more. I guess it depends how how badly damaged my rotory cuff is. My next appointment is the 18th after I have the MRI.
Last night I discovered a lump under my arm. He said it has nothing to do with my shoulder but I need to see my PCP as quickly as possible so he can referr me to a specialist.
Golly Gee.....I just do not need any more bad news!!
I also have to have knee surgery.....now my shoulder and now a stupid lump!! And on top of all this the savage pain in my feet and legs!!
Wish me luck folks. Right now i am a bit down....but not to worry. Tomorrow I will pick myself up, dust myself off and be fine. I never stay down more than a few hours. It's very hard for me to keep a smile off my face.
Hugsss >:D<
Patsy W


  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,732
    Keep smiling my friend. It becomes you! It will all work out for you. Hang in there.
    Good luck,Jim ;))
    Click my name to see my Medical history
    You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
    Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!
  • I hope you'll feel better after your surgery and I hope that lump is only a swollen lymph node. Best wishes and a prayer for you for the days ahead. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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  • Thanks guys. I am sure I will fill much better after this surgery. This shoulder is driving me bonkers. It throbs with pain. It can't get worse can it?
    I will see the Doctor next week about this lump. I had a lump in my breast before and it was benign.(s?) I am sure this one will be too. But my Mother had cancer. We shall see.
    Cheers :H
    Patsy W
  • Hi Patsy. Hopefully your shoulder surgery will be minor! Let us know how your MRI turns out. My shoulder is no longer popping and grinding 10 days after surgery. It was so worth it! I'm very glad I had this done. Life will be better for you with one less painful joint dragging you down. And try not to worry too much about the lump until you have something concrete to worry about. I've spent weeks full of worry to have the tests be negative. I got myself all stressed out over nothing! We spiney's have enough to worry about and life is so short. Take care,

    Faith M
  • Thank you so much for the comment. I am happy to hear you are doing well after your surgery.
    Yes...I have enough issues with pain without this added problem.
    I am not going to worry about this lump. It does no good and does not solve anything does it? I see my PCP about it next week.
    Cheers :H
    Patsy W
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  • I have had a lump under my right shoulder, armpit, twice in the last month of so. I asked my doctor and he said it is probably just an unhappy lymph node as it comes and goes. When it is feelable it is tender and hurts then the next time I check it poof, gone.
    So, lets hope that is all your is!

    I have been reading Faiths great success with her shoulder and am so glad. I have had such a mess of a time with mine I always think the worst!
    I have to remember that like most surgeries the majority go fine.

    I think the biggest fear I had going into the last shoulder surgery was that he would go in and find nothing wrong. The partial replacement I can/could, at least thought I could handle. The fear he would find nothing and do nothing was far worse

    Hope it stops snowing and you can get all your testing done in a timely manner!
  • I think I know some of your suffering. I am not sure which is worse....my shoulder pain or my feet and leg pain!!
    My MRI is weekend after next so I hope the snow is gone by then. We are in for more snow this weekend!!
    Not good for our pain is it?
    I just hope I do not have to have a total replacement. Just have to wait and see what the MRI shows. The x ray shows my arm has dropped in the socket so we know that much. It feel like my arm is being held on by a couple of threads!!
    I am not to worried about this lump. I have had one removed and it was benign.
    But it could be worse.....I could be in Haiti!!
    Cheers :H
    Patsy W
  • I really, really hope that if you need surgery on your shoulder... that it turns out to be a success like Faith's surgery was. It's great to hear how well she is doing and please keep reading her post for reassurance.

    How is the lump? It's good to have it checked out and like the others have said... I wouldn't worry about it.

    Please let us know when you have appointments scheduled.

    I wish you less pain every day and it won't be long to where all of your pains are going to be addressed and taken care of. We are already into the month of February, so hang tight. Do not go outside without some kind of support or help. We can't risk another slip and fall with you, girl!

    Take good care,

    Tammy >:D<

  • I am NOT looking forward to going under the knife again but I am sooooo eager to be free of some of this pain. The sooner I get this over with the better for me. When it rains it sure comes down by the buckets!!
    I see the Doctor about this lump Wed. but am not to worried about it. I am sure it is nothing. At least it does not hurt!! I have THAT to be thankful for. I just can't take anymore pain!!

    Cheers :H
    Patsy W
  • I just found this....you certainly are having a rough time!! I'm hoping and praying you'll be good as new, possibly partial bionic, doing amazing things! I know you've been having a rough time with your shoulder lately along with your savage leg problems so I'm glad to hear you are finally on your way to answers and solutions. I know you aren't looking forward to surgery but it will be worth the benefits afterward! Hey, can you ask for a "multiple" discount! Just kidding! LOL! Hey, I recently had a lump aspirated(sp?) so I'll keep my fingers crossed it's a lymph gland which a round of antibiotics will take care of or a non-serious lump they can aspirate!! I'm thankful you are going to the dr next week so you can get this show on the road, one step at a time! You deserve to feel better soon! I always enjoy your smile and sense of humor! Take care and keep us posted with each update!

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