So, as always, the medical profession have left me and google scholar to our own devices to fix my body.
Which is fucking bullshit, but the way it is.
Since starting with Lucifer The Physio, my shoulder has been getting progressively worse after a short stint of relief, culminating in last night waking at 2am screaming in pain with my shoulder completely seized up, my arm bent at the elbow pointing to the ceiling.
(I am assuming that I was attempting to roll over at the time)
On Tuesday I had an ultrasound and the awesome sonographer talked me through the images showing me the partial tear to my rotator cuff, and explaining that given my range of movement and what he could see I most probably had adhesive capsulitis.
Commonly known as motherfucking frozen fucking shoulder.
Of course. Cause it is never just one thing.
It is always just shy of worse possible scenario, meaning maximum pain and inconvenience with minimal acceptance from others.
Right now I am positively delirious from lack of sleep. During the day the pain is manageable as long as I don’t actually USE my shoulder or keep it still for very long.
No grabbing, lifting, reaching, pushing, pulling, squeezing, or any of that stuff as directed by Lucifer.
Keep it moving, according to Google Scholar.
And Medscape and Wikipedia and random sites with ultrasound pictures that look like the ones I was given on a convenient CD.
So, like my blog, I am living a contradiction. Keep it still and rest the tear, keep it moving to stop it from freezing completely.
And find a fucking doctor that knows what they are talking about in this gah-forsaken town.
In the meantime I so desperately want to sleep that I have sent MPS out for a bottle of wine – my tipple of choice, tequila, doesn’t make me sleepy – and I shall medicinally down the bottle with a side of fries.
Hopefully falling into a drunken stupor in the general vicinity of my bed and waking in the morning refreshed.
Or at least not ready to gnaw my own arm off to the neck just for some fucking relief from the screaming.
Any one a medical professional or play one on the internet that has some advice for me?
Lived through this and have some tips for pain relief?
OBVIOUSLY, I will be consulting with doctors and my physio like I have been for the last few YEARS but forewarned is forearmed.
Or shouldered in this case.