You cruel man.
Our Cardiovascular professor at Leeds told us a story of when he was teaching years before. He had a series of chest x-rays and while teaching realised, he had never noticed there worrying dark areas in the lungs. Checked again, even more worried. It turned out to be the previous lecturer earing his lunch near the OHP and putting a big smudge of something on the screen. He was a great teacher. He had to have bypass surgery and flew to Canada to bebtreated by his best former student, then a cadriac surgeon obviously and apparently was a nightmare patient.
So the message from the surgeon was that I don’t necessarily have to have an op on my shoulder now, but if I don’t there’s a good chance that in a few years time I will need one and it’ll be a more difficult op that will potentially leave me with less function.
He said that for a sedentary person there would probably be no issue, but for a young (not used to being described as that anymore), active person it was likely that I would do something that would move the bits of bone enough for them to start causing me issues. Anything involving moving the arms above shoulder height or any impact to the shoulder could be an issue.
I’ve not spent a night in hospital since I was born and never go to the doctors, so I’m really not keen on the idea of surgery, but it sounds like I’ll have to have it one way or another and if I wait I might lose some movement range in the shoulder.
Apparently the op involves putting in two plates and taking bone off my hip to graft the bits of collarbone back together. I’m going to try to get it booked in for straight after I get back from the Alps so I’m still covered by Bupa for the initial op and the physio. The metalwork will have to come out 6-9 months later, so I’ll probably have to have that done on the NHS.
That’s incredibly similar to what happened to me mate. I dithered too much about taking it out and it stayed in a couple of years too long. I have restricted movement in my shoulder still, 13 years later but by far the largest contributing factor to that was the frozen that incurred between the accident and surgery.
That was purely down to surgical incompetence and bad advice in Oz. So do anything you need to do to avoid frozen shoulder and ask a lot of questions about it.
Walked into living room, tidied the kids mess, and sat on the settee. Toe feels a bit odd. Blood dripping everywhere, wtf! Medic! Just a minor cut like a paper cut, most be from tidying up the kids toys!
I think I’ve been kidding myself that I didn’t need an op. As I said to a few people during London to Paris, my shoulder wasn’t painful, but it wasn’t “right”. It was OK to get through the event and it’ll be OK for the Alps in 4 weeks’ time, but even if it doesn’t get any worse do I really want to live with it for 30+ years?
I’m going to try to get the op booked for early September at a time that’s convenient for me but not necessarily for work
My shoulder still isnt right and the physio I was seeing has left. Not really vibing with the new one, he donest seem to have a strategy for dealing with it and just randomly pokes and prods various bits. Does something ask it if still hurts when I say yes and then he looks surprised.
Now he’s saying I might need another steroid injection. Really want to avoid that if I can as I will have to massively back off on the weightlifting for a while.
I wouldn’t go for that if you think he is unsure how to progress other than pain killing. I would find a different therapist TBH.
I hated treating shoulders unless it was rotator cuff. I remember an old dear couldn’t lift her arm as high as her shoulder due to pain. About 6 weeks later she could brush her hair herself but it still hurt. She kept saying it isn’t improving and showing her it was, even though it still hurt was difficult. Just the point at which it hurt had moved, and by a lot. Her G.P. as telling she just had to live with it due to her age.
Im not sure how many other options I have as its via Axa. The pain isnt the same as before. Then it was bursitis and I had an injection and it worked. This feels like one of the smaller muscles, its feels tight and it only really hurts at the end of the range of movement so its not having a massive impact on me day to day
Bloody hell what else can go wrong. Just started feeling better from being ill, went for a very easy 7km shuffle this morning and that hamstring still isn’t happy and now I’ve just had a massive filling fall out of my upper tight back tooth.
In positive news the planatar facititis is much improved. Still some pain but its less serious.
Few weeks back I was waking and hobling to the bathroom.
I’m currently on the phone to Bupa to get the authorisation code for my op to plate my collarbone. The consultant has just given me the date, the hospital and the procedure code and told me to get the authorisation code.
Bupa: “Do you need an anaesthetist for this procedure?”
Me: “I feckin’ hope so”
All authorised, including the anaesthetist, so that’s a result!
I phoned Axa and they were great. First thing they did is change the claim to specialist referred physio because the Doctor who did the steroid injection said I needed physio. That means I am not limited by the 20 sessions per year and basically have unlimited now.
Plus they said I can go and see someone else so they have given me a couple of names. None are as close as the current one which is a minutes walk from my house but I am not happy with that person and I think he has made it worse.
Haven’t done much for a couple of weeks for one reason or another.
Went for a gentle 10km Saturday morning and calf knotted up about 7km in. I’ve had it before and there doesn’t seem to be any rhyme nor reason to it. It’s not like a strain, more like a knot (or a tight lump) forming in the calf as I run. Sometimes it goes away, sometimes it gets worse and feels like it will snap if I push on.
As part of my settlement agreement, my employer has agreed to keep me on their Bupa for 12 months after my termination date. That means it should cover the ops to put the metalwork in and then take it out 6-9 months later and any physio I need.
I think they were probably hoping that this would encourage me to book the op to put the plates in after my end date in November, but it’s booked for next month because the doc thought it was better to do it sooner rather than later and I’d rather have the op on their time than my own
Do we have a thread for crap teeth? A chunk of my second molar came off recently. Unfortunately it couldn’t be repaired and got pulled this morning. Dentist put a couple of stitches in and everything went well. However he advised not to do any sport until the stitches are out next Wednesday. Feeling a bit lost somehow , waiting for the numbness to subside to see how it really feels.