3-3-2017: Update

Shoulder Surgery

This isn’t really related to my cancer journey but it is happening during my cancer treatment phase so it is worth mentioning. I just had rotator cuff surgery.  That’s what i thought when i went into the hospital.   What the doctor actually did was a few things:

  1. Repair a high grade rotator cuff tear
  2. Fix subacromial decompression
  3. SLAP debridement and tear repair (The term SLAP stands for Superior Labrum Anterior and Posterior. In a SLAP injury, the top (superior) part of the labrum is injured.)

The rotator cuff tear is like this:

SLAP Tear is like this:


So I have a sling on 24/7 for the next six weeks!  Ugh!  I have to sleep in a recliner to for that time.  I usually sleep on my sides but not now… I sleep in the sling and don’t move.  I can’t do anything by myself. Marcy has to help me shower, dress, prep my food and drive. I type with one hand.  It really sucks.  I just add it all up to the suck fest of things I have been through in the last year and a half.  Oh well.

Next Oncology Visit

Next Oncologist appointment is on Monday the 6th.  Another Lupron shot.  I was supposed to have another I.V. of Zometa then but I am going to ask to delay it one more month.  Don’t want that now while I am in my sling.  That medicine typically has a few days of bone pain that I just don’t need right now.  I think you agree?

Okay.  That’s it readers.  Onward!