oh Loujean, that sounds horrible. I feel for you. I have shoulder problems
too. The dr just made an appt with a skeletor, muscular doctor for me. He is
sending me to PT. He is calling it tendonitis of the rotator cuffs. I will
see him again at the end of Feb. He sent me for xrays so we shall see what
happens.

I hope you heal quickly and that all goes well for you soon.


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"Navy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Ouch! Apparently, I ruptured the tendon at my right shoulder. First I
> had some fierce pain and a big (I mean big - Popeye big) bulge on my arm
> between the elbow and the shoulder. My rheumy said it probably was a
> ruptured tendon and would heal in about 4 to 6 weeks. Well a couple of
> weeks ago, major bursitis pain in right shoulder (on Sunday morning, of
> course) and then a bruise started traveling from the shoulder down the
> arm. I made an appointment with my orthopedics doctor and she x-rayed it
> and examined it and said that was what it was and explained it a little
> bit more. She said they didn't worry too much because it was a two headed
> tendon and only one usually ruptures. There wasn't much to do to treat
> it, short of applying heat or ice, whichever feels better and keeps any
> swelling down. The bulge was the sprung portion of the tendon. They
> don't do surgery unless it separates from the elbow end of the muscle.
> The bruise looks awful - like I had spilled a mixture of yellow and
> purple paint down my arm. It doesn't hurt too much, more of an ache. Of
> course, I am right handed. She didn't suggest I restrict any movement, in
> fact, I should continue making sure I have full rom.
>
> I know I have used up my share of complaints. I will abide by the
> decision as to whether I have to give up the neuropathy in my feet and
> legs or the ruptured tendon. Please take the neuropathy as the arm will
> get somewhat better. As to the feet, I had a circulation test done today
> and the nerves are definitely damaged. What I can't figure out is how.
> It was very strange: he would use a pin pointed probe and on my leg, it
> pricked while on my foot it was like a big smear of sensation. He said
> there is some new medications out and my doctor could change me from the
> Gabapentin (Neurontin) which is apparently losing its effectiveness to
> something else that might work better. We shall see. I should hear from
> my podiatrist by Wednesday.
>
> That is my whine for today, please pass the cheese.
>
> --
> Navy remove the fish


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Love and Hugs,
Squirrely Jo

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Don't follow in my footsteps.... I run into walls.

Love and Hugs,
Squirrely Jo