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    Shoulder Problem (Again)

    Post  jorowi on October 4th 2018, 9:51 am

    Hi all,

    In 2015 I injured my shoulder and had surgery to repair it. Now, 3 years later, I'm in as much pain now as I was before the surgery.

    I'm not sure if it's the same thing or something different. It was never 100% after surgery and I didn't expect it to be.

    Right now, I'm in constant pain that gets worse throughout the day (even after taking a lot of OTC pain meds). I'm distracted at work because of the pain and find it extremely difficult to concentrate.

    I have an appointment scheduled with a specialist later this month.

    Your prayers are appreciated.

    Thanks,

    John


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    Re: Shoulder Problem (Again)

    Post  Paeter on October 4th 2018, 9:53 am

    Man I'm so sorry. Praying for you, John.


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    Re: Shoulder Problem (Again)

    Post  AdamCollings on October 4th 2018, 6:17 pm

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    Re: Shoulder Problem (Again)

    Post  jorowi on October 17th 2018, 4:51 pm

    Follow-up:

    Basically, my shoulder is rubbing bone-on-bone. There's no cushion between the humeral head and the glenoid. A bone spur has developed and I have arthritis. We're going to try Cortizone injections to manage the pain but a total shoulder replacement is inevitable (unless God intervenes and chooses to restore it).


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    Re: Shoulder Problem (Again)

    Post  Paeter on October 18th 2018, 9:38 am

    Oh man, I'm so sorry. Praying for healing, for good treatment, for finances and for your peace.


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    Re: Shoulder Problem (Again)

    Post  jorowi on October 23rd 2018, 9:56 am

    Update:

    Cortisone shot still hasn't taken effect. I looked into shoulder replacement for patients my age and 40% fail (or wear out) within 10 years. There's a high probability I would need another one in my sixties.

    Stem cell therapy may be an option but I don't think my insurance covers it (even though the cost is about 40%-50% less than surgery).

    So, no relief yet and there are some possible options besides surgery.


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    Re: Shoulder Problem (Again)

    Post  Paeter on October 24th 2018, 10:02 am

    Thanks for the update. Still praying for you.


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    Re: Shoulder Problem (Again)

    Post  mindspike on October 24th 2018, 12:22 pm

    Will keep praying for you, buddy.


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    Re: Shoulder Problem (Again)

    Post  Paeter on November 2nd 2018, 10:08 am

    Just wanted to refresh this topic and remind us to keep praying for John. I saw this tweet from him this morning:

    "It's 1 a.m., I can't sleep because my shoulder hurts, and I'm sitting here in the dark starting at my phone. Ugh."


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    Re: Shoulder Problem (Again)

    Post  jorowi on November 2nd 2018, 12:26 pm

    Thanks, Paeter. I have an appointment next week and (hopefully) I'll have a surgery date.


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    Re: Shoulder Problem (Again)

    Post  Paeter on November 5th 2018, 10:18 am

    Thanks for the update! Will keep praying for quick and effective solution, recovery and endurance in the meantime.


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    Re: Shoulder Problem (Again)

    Post  jorowi on November 8th 2018, 10:08 am

    Update: I will have surgery on 12/18. I'll be out of work for 3-5 weeks.

    Please pray for my wife and kids who will be taking care of me. Please pray that the surgery will be successful. Please pray that I'm able to bear the pain until surgery (and after).

    Also, having an artificial shoulder means I have to make some lifestyle changes. Even if I'm careful with my shoulder there's a high probability I'll need a 2nd surgery in 20 years because the parts will wear out. So please pray that I can make the adjustments.


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    Re: Shoulder Problem (Again)

    Post  Paeter on November 8th 2018, 10:36 am

    Praying for you! And hopefully there will be a small silver lining in you being off work for all of the Christmas/New Year season!


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