Ever since I hurt my left shoulder back in July (see previous post: Saturday, July 19, 2008
My Last Fishing Trip...and fall ) I have been having pain and impaired movement. This has caused severe setback in the things I had planned on accomplishing before winter. Especially the building of a garden shed and an A-frame storage shed for my lawn tractor and equipment.
I finally went to my Dr. in hopes of getting a cortizone shot in my shoulder as I have had many times before for the pain. Instead he sent me for an MRI. Then I got a call from his office saying that my results were in but the Dr. was going to be out of town for the next 2 weeks and set me up with an appointment for next Monday. But not to worry as nothing was serious on the MRI results.
Well I had a chiropractic visit yesterday and he read me the copy he received of the results.
The tendon from my upper shoulder blade muscle to the shoulder is partially torn and the tendon from the mid shoulder blade muscle is completely torn. The shoulder joint has moderate osteo arthritis as does the connection of the collar bone which is causing inflammation to the bursa. He also informed me that my Dr. will probably recommend that I have surgery to reconnect the torn tendons and possibly the removal of the arthritis spurs causing the inflammation. All in all my shoulder was pretty messed up!
Not exactly the news I was hoping for. So now I can't wait for my Dr. visit on Monday!
Nothing "serious"; indeed!
Now where did I put my old buddy Jack.
Daniels that is.....