In response to a post in NNFN someone suggested I start a thread dedicated to my moaning... 13 April at about 20:20 just coming towards the end of my session in the wall - cool looking slab problem, left hand rotated outwards, straight arm pressing to rock over a high right foot. As I initiated the move my bottom foot slipped, as my hips were in to the slab all the weight went through my left arm and I was screaming before I hit the mat. Had a slight out of body experience as I was laid on the mat thinking 'I'm shouting quite loudly, oh, I can't stop shouting'. Think I freaked a few novices out! My arm was stuck out to the side, I couldn't bring it in. Ambulance called, paramedics gave me gas and air and morphine then a bit of creativity with a bandage to hang my arm which was off the edge of the trolley from the roof of the ambulance. Col still got screamed at every time we went round a roundabout and Amy laughed at my abusing him quite a lot. x-ray then Penthrox to put it back in but they could apparently hear me screaming two corridors away. So through to a room with all the monitors so they could sedate me - Propofol and fentanyl and the next thing I knew I was sat up (for the first time) with my arm in a sling.Got home at 02:30 the following morning, incredibly sore and sick and tired but incredibly grateful for the amazing staff who looked after me, especially a porter called David who stuck with me throughout the whole thing - I've never been able to track him down. Fracture clinic one week later - shoulder specialist didn't really seem very concerned - sent me for an MRI and an urgent referral to physio which would likely be 6 weeks. I came out feeling quite dismissed and very upset. MRI two weeks later revealed Hill-Sachs and Bony Bankhart Lesions and an incomplete fracture to the neck of the humerus . Consultant was only concerned with the fact that there was no rotator cuff damage so no surgery was required, go away and do the physio, see you in three months. I pointed out that I hadn't even heard from the physio department.
This thread is already infinitely cooler than "Wellsy's knee moaning recovery thread" Also can you please change your avatar to a battery...
Getting a sharp pain in the front of my shoulder at the extremes of my movement which the physio said could be impingement but back in clinic yesterday they said it is probably the shoulder head moving too far forwards in the socket - if pressure is applied whilst I'm doing exercises it isn't so bad.
Problem with that is that my limited movement means I can't do any rotator cuff exercises to help stability because my shoulder is so stuff!!
He also had absolute sympathy for me being frustrated and for how hard work mentally and physically the recovery is.
Quote from: battery on July 20, 2022, 07:37:43 pmHe also had absolute sympathy for me being frustrated and for how hard work mentally and physically the recovery is.This is really great and Iím very pleased to read this. The contrast between the support you are (rightfully) receiving and that which is given to severe long covid patients makes me tear up a little. Having someone on your side makes a massive difference. Hope it continues to be a productive relationship.
Been quiet for a couple of weeks as nothing to report. People ask 'how's your shoulder?' to which the reply is 'boring'!
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