(Jackie Chan. Image from Pinterest.)
Dr: There’s no tear in the bicep, and the bone spur doesn’t require surgery.
How was the shoulder after the Arthroscopy?
Me: it hurt worse after.
Dr: Are you diabetic?
Dr: Thyroid issues? Irregular cycles? (Orthopedic surgeon is asking)
Me: What? What does that have to do with anything?
The good news is no surgery.
The bad news is I have a Adhesive Capsulitis, or Frozen Shoulder. 6 weeks of physical therapy.
There is fluid in the shoulder capsule that is adversely affected by hormone changes, and synthetic thyroid medication. So two strikes. I’m grateful I’m not diabetic.
This hormone thing is way too pervasive.