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:
- Repair a high grade rotator cuff tear
- Fix subacromial decompression
- 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!