Today, after seven months of extreme pain, I am getting cortisone injections in my right shoulder. This will be followed by a period of rest and then continuation of physiotherapy and though I am nervous (last time the treatment was extremely painful in my left shoulder) I am also looking forward to the results. Just need to be remember to be patient as my previous shoulder injury took two years until I had almost complete mobility. I think I'll be able to handle the physio much better once the pain is relieved. And I really, really hope adhesive capsulitis never, ever returns. Wish me luck!
7/15/2016 03:30:01 pm
Hope this helps alleviate the pain and have you back in the game well and truly. Take care of yourself and allow time to heal with physio. You are such an inspiration and I love your paintings!
7/18/2016 08:32:11 am
Thank you so much Nanci! I feel confident that I will begin seeing a turn around soon.
7/18/2016 08:24:14 am
Oh my goodness...I hope she's better soon. It's amazing how much chronic pain affects everything in daily life.
7/16/2016 07:03:09 am
Veronica, I wish you a permanent recovery! I also had frozen shoulder in both shoulders one-at-a-time before we moved here. It was aggrevated by my bad habit of stacking books in the library on my arm instead of using the book truck. And then the heavy use of the keyboard was the final nail-in-the-coffin. I actually got the use of voice activated wordprocessing software and that helped. I know the incredible pain too. I was helped by twice weekly massage, then weekly for months. The improvement was gradual, but measurable (could lift my arm a little higher with each treatment). I don't know what physio does, but a good massage therapist will gently and gradually help bring blood flow and healing to the area and gradually break up the scar tissue that prevents the movement. Good luck with this......so darned frustrating when all you want to do is paint. <3
7/18/2016 08:30:06 am
That's so interesting Flora. I think this has been caused by my job at the library, too...I have to remember to use the book carts and to ask for help. I have been getting occasional massage which feels painful and fantastic all at the same time but my doctor thinks that I could use the assistance of a physiotherapist, too. At work they have been extremely accommodating, giving me a new desk space and allowing me to change my schedule as my body requires.
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