Thursday, May 15, 2008

i don't have to have surgery (probably)

Ohh, exciting news!  I forgot to mention it with all that has been going on!  I made it past the first phase of convincing my orthopedic specialist not to give me surgery.   I have made tremendous progress!  My shoulder is still frozen quite a bit, but, I am tearing through the scar tissue in hopes to make my shoulder to work once again.  

I can lift my right arm above my head holding it out to the side.  If I try to raise my left arm (the one with the frozen shoulder and scar tissue), I can't even raise it half way up.  But I used to only be able to lift the left arm about two inches, so I am making progress!  The Occupational Therapists say not to be discouraged.  However, they told me it would probably take four more months (a total of six months) to return to normal.  Ugghhhh.  

I don't see at this point how it is possible to bust through the scar tissue and adhesions completely, but I am just going to have to trust that I can do this and not have to have the medical procedure at the hospital that I don't want.  That's what the Occupational Therapists say I can do, so I am certainly going to try.

Krissy :)


  1. Two pieces of good news in one day is more than anyone could ask!
    I'm so glad no surgery !!!  'On Ya'-ma

  2. I think anytime we can keep surgery at bay is a good thing. I'm happy for you in your decision.

  3. breakaway19685/15/2008 1:31 PM

    Ya!  So glad to hear that!  good luck and hope it keep improving!  

  4. thanking the Lord for this answer to prayer, Krissy!! that is awesome news that you don't have to have the surgery for now at least!! will continue to pray that all that scar tissue will be broken up and your arm will be fully restored :)


  5. I'm so glad it looks like you'll be able to avoid surgery!

  6. Keep up the good work!  I know it is hard but it seems to be paying off for you.  Think of it this way:  You are lessening your chances for surgery and IF you do end up needing surgery, your shoulder and arm will already be stronger so recovery should be easier than if you operated initially.


  7. Good news for sure.  I'm sure it is very painful to go thru this procedure but you're making progress and that's always a good thing.   Linda in Washington state  

  8. monicasmemoirs5/15/2008 3:17 PM

    Wonderful news!  I will continue to keep you and John in my prayers.


  9. I believe since you have come this far that you can continue and the arm will get ok. Helen

  10. carouselqueen705/15/2008 5:22 PM

    Congratulations !!!! I am so happy that you dont need any surgery. Good luck with your shoulder. I hope that it heals ok. I have alot of joint problems with my fibro so i  know what joint pain feels like. I have days when I cant get out of bed especially the, Christine

  11. Keep up the good work!!
    Linda :)

  12. cacklinrosie1015/15/2008 6:19 PM

    Great news, Krissy!  I've been working on a frozen shoulder for a year now and have been able to avoid surgery....knock on wood.  Love ya, Chris

  13. rdautumnsage5/15/2008 7:18 PM

    Great news hon, I know it's painful but I have no doubt you will persevere in order to avoid surgery. I was relieved to hear John's neck wasn't broken. It's going to be a long few months for the both of you with your injuries. You both remain in my thoughts and prayers on the smoke. (Hugs) Indigo

  14. peytonswater5/15/2008 9:59 PM

    YAY!!! And your right, it's there job and you just have to put your faith into what they ask you to do and hold hope out that things will get better and it seems they are already headed in the right direction!
    Very happy for you

  15. Hi Krissy;
        Sorry to hear of your difficulties. I hope everything works out for you.

  16. good news  you are improving.  i know just how painful physio can be,   so  my best wishes  for you           and also  to your husband       take care  mort x

  17. Krissy keep at the OT, sure will be worth it if you don't have to have the more invasive surgery.  Sounds the treatments you've had so far are slowly but surely helping you dear. Beats the surgery route any day, so hang in there.  Hope you and John have a nice weekend, take care of yourselves. Arlene (AJ)

  18. Keep the faith and keep up with the therapy, you can make it through this :o)

  19. Krissy, You WILL make it, too!  I just know you will!  Keep working at it!  Have patience & it will be o.k.  You'll be so glad you did!  Love you, Merry

  20. GOOD! Keep up the good work!  hugs,  Bethe


  21. Krissy, you have been through so much and you will get through this.  I know it must hurt. Scar tissue and tears. It will take time to get better but your hard work will pay off.

    Hugs and love to you and John.........


  22. randlprysock5/23/2008 1:35 AM

    I hope you do not have to have the surgery too because less surgery is a good thing!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Krissy......... these entries just seem to be getting better and better with the news. Yayyyyyyy well done you............ keeping fingers crossed and prayers coming that you do not need the surgery
    hugs Jayne


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