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The arm will need surgery [Oct. 20th, 2008|10:53 pm]
I received the results of the MRI on my arm today, and unlike the neck problem this injury is going to need an operation. The tendon has an 8mm tear, and has been dislodged(?) from the shoulder socket.

I'm utterly exhausted right now and not able to relay back all the details I was told, but essentially I've been given two choices:

a) A cortisone injection which will alleviate the pain but not heal the injury

b) An arthroscopy(?) to re-position the tendon and stitch it back into place. Six weeks with my arm in a sling followed by six months healing of the shoulder.

Tomorow when I'm less tired I'll explain some more.

[User Picture]From: dewhitton
2008-10-20 12:00 pm (UTC)
That would explain why you were in so much pain when you were here.
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2008-10-21 09:47 am (UTC)
Probably. I was there in... February? (It was DIFFUR, right?) Then I was back again... when was it? On the weekend I drove up with my friend from Fox Valley.
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[User Picture]From: dewhitton
2008-10-21 09:55 am (UTC)
DIFFur in Feb, and later in March-ish. It was still quite warm.
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[User Picture]From: alaskawolf
2008-10-20 12:31 pm (UTC)
that doesn't sound to fun at all, but its a good thing you know what the problem is

cortisone shots are a pain but they do give a good temporary relief

take care and get some rest its for the best
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2008-10-21 09:49 am (UTC)
Thanks Alaskawolf. It's good to hear from you. What's the weather like up there? (Heading into summer).

It's actually been very cold here over the past 3 days, which has been a blessing.
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[User Picture]From: dhlawrence
2008-10-20 12:38 pm (UTC)
Ouch. Hope it doesn't drain your reserve funds too much :(
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[User Picture]From: ccdesan
2008-10-20 03:38 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2008-10-21 09:22 am (UTC)

??? (I don't get it) :?
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[User Picture]From: deckardcanine
2008-10-20 04:25 pm (UTC)
Bummer. I'd choose the second option. You have my prayer.

I thought of asking for a reminder of how it happened, but you'd probably rather not say, and perhaps I'd rather not know.
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