Blogging from A to Z April 2018: Orthopedic


Blogging from A to Z April 2018

I have written previously about having surgery to repair my torn rotator cuff and my displaced bicep tendon in my dominant shoulder, my right shoulder. This surgery took place just about ten weeks ago on January 23rd, 2018. Since that time I am surprising myself at how well and rapidly my healing and rehabilitation is happening. This Wednesday I have an appointment with my orthopedic surgeon Dr. John R. Green III with the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio Medical Arts and Research Center.

John R Trey Green     UTHSCMARC

I truly believe that Dr. Green will be so proud and happy with the progress that I have made and my incredible progress with my range of motion. I am able to move my right arm/ shoulder all the way up in the air, I can swing it to and fro and have done quite a bit of physical therapy by way of my edging of four yards with my Ryobi battery operated trimmer. The back and forth motion has been so therapeutic. I also am able to bend my arm and reach almost all the way up past the middle of my back. I also am able to grasp, pick up and carry items that are no more than 10 pounds. So yes, I am very pleased with my progress.

My concern now is that my left hip has gotten so bad and the pain is constant and at an 8 – 10 on the pain scale. My normal orthopedic doctor Brad Hall once again gave me a steroidal injection on 3/27/18 and ordered X-Rays of both hips as they are both giving me issues. By the way the injection did not even last for two weeks. Dr. Hall told me to have Dr. Green review the x-rays so that we can determine if there is a possible surgical procedure to correct whatever the issue is with my left hip. All I know is that I am tired of being in constant pain and as a recovering alcoholic and cocaine addict, there are days that I just want it to end forever – no matter how that may be. I am still clean and sober, but boy do I need relief.

That’s what’s in “My Rattled Cage” today, thanks for stopping by!!!




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