A couple of people have asked for an update, so I thought I’d just do a brief post. As many of you know, I’ve been struggling with pain in my right shoulder for a couple of months now, which has lowered my posting frequency dramatically (some from physical discomfort, and some I think from just low morale). After largely fruitless attempts at physical therapy exercises, I saw an orthopedist who ordered x-rays, an MRI, and a CT scan, and then finally recommended surgery.
However, given the invasiveness and recovery time of the surgery, the mild diagnosis language used by the doctor who did the MRI analysis, and the fact that my shoulder seems to be finally improving (assuming I’m not just fooling myself), I’m going to get a second opinion. I’ll definitely get the surgery if the second doctor concurs, but before I go through that, I want to make sure it’s required.
So, that’s the situation. Getting old stinks!