It’s been 4 weeks since the day of my surgery. I’m sleeping well at night now, but of course I don’t sleep on my right side. I still have pain when I bump my arm, do a movement that I’m not supposed to do, and when taking long walks. The pain though is definitely subsiding, and I seldom take anything more than ibuprofen for it. Sometimes in fact, my left shoulder hurts more than my right one (which is the one that was operated on). I’ve already been told that my left shoulder has a rotator cuff injury, so that one may be next if this procedure provides the results I’m hoping for.
Next week at this time, I will begin my physical therapy. Each session will last an hour and a half. I am looking forward to it, and am very motivated to get started. I’ve already heard a lot of horror stories about how painful therapy is, but I believe that if everybody else lived through it, so will I. I’m looking forward to driving again (they have not yet told me when that will be) and little by little working my way back into normal use of my right arm and shoulder.
One thing that I’ve already resolved to do is to NOT tell anybody horror stories about my experience. The therapy may be rough, but I’m going to try my best to not SCARE others by what I experience. It just isn’t necessary or kind. I realize that a lot of people were just trying to be humorous, but whether they realize it or not, it can have a negative effect on those people, like me, who are still looking forward to it.