(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?

Me: no

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.

8 thoughts on “What?

  1. 1. I’m happy for you that you don’t need surgery.
    2. Yes, his questions seem crazy, but it’s a good reminder of the interactions of the body’s systems.
    3. I LOVE the chart; it should be part of a required course for soon-to-be grooms.
    4. Have a terrific weekend!

    • I heard it is horribly painful. I’ve been doing the recommended stretches, and I made an executive decision to pause my thyroid meds until I start seeing my new endocrinologist.
      Without synthroid for 3 days, my shoulder feels better already. Side effects….ugh.

      • Yep. I’ve worked with a few frozen shoulders over the years. Not an easy process. Shoulders really are the most time consuming of all the joints, recovery wise. Be patient with it though. A good therapist will improve it. Just takes time and homework. Stick to it though. It works. 😊

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