Monday was my follow-up with the doctor who did my shoulder surgery four months ago. I’ve only recovered about 60% of my range of motion due to the formation of scar tissue. Dr. Weinstein says this level of adhesion only occurs in about 1% of patients. How lucky am I to be the Chosen One!
I’ll do six more weeks of aggressive physical therapy and if things don’t improve he can go back in and remove the scar tissue with a scalpel. Afterward I wouldn’t be immobilized in a sling but would start PT right away. This would be even more painful that what I’ve already been through but should produce better results—if I can endure it.
The other option would be to settle for a limited range of motion the rest of my life; an alternative that seems pretty good some days compared to the agony of another surgery and more therapy.
For over two years now I’ve lived with pain of varying degrees, from annoying to almost dead. Still, life is a gift to be opened and enjoyed each new day—suffering and all.