Wednesday, January 25, 2012
OH!! My Aching Shoulder
It's been very frustrating for me because the pain has caused me to really put the breaks on my yoga practice. I'm at the point now where I can't put ANY pressure on my shoulder at all.
That means no inversions, no down-ward dogs, no chattarungas. The pain has gotten so bad, that I can't even bind anymore.
And, besides my yoga practice, it hurts just to put on a coat or open a car door.
Well, with the cancer treatments behind me, I decided that enough is enough, and I headed back to my orthopaedist today. I haven't seen him since late August.
We discussed the MRI I had last July, and he felt my only option was surgery. It turns out that my shoulder construction is such that at this point if I do nothing, the pain will only get worse and worse, and it could lead to tears and further damage.
So, I have to go in for yet more surgery. This time they have to shave down bone in my shoulder to make more space.
It's a one day surgery and I'll be home the same day. I won't be able to drive for 4 days, but should be fully healed within 4 to 6 months.
That means I might be able to start doing downward dogs again!!!! I'll, of course, have to take it slowly, but at this point doing nothing only increases the pain further.