When Landon was a baby I was carrying him in his car seat when I slipped and fell on our bridge. I was so worried about dropping him that I fell on my left arm jamming my elbow up into my shoulder. Of course I was young back then and after a few weeks was back to normal. Five years later my shoulder froze. I had a miracle cortisone shot and did physical therapy at home. And I have been good until last September I started having pain down my arm and in my back of my shoulder and neck. I tried everything that I had done before. The cortisone and physical therapy didn't work, to no avail. I even tried acupuncture. When I went in for my followup, Dr Metcalf said that it was time. The calcification needed to be be cleaned out so the inflammation would calm down and I could get rid of the constant pain I having been experiencing for so long.
Yesterday I went in and he scoped my shoulder. The calcium deposits had opened up two tendons and so every time I moved my arm it was pinching. That is why it was so inflamed. He cleaned it out and now they will close back up and I will be good as new in about six to eight weeks. He told Jeff though I had a shoulder of a 25 year old so nice and smooth. Here are some cool pictures of my shoulder surgery.
|My 25 year old looking shoulder|
|The scope going in|
|All the Inflammation|
|All the Calcification|
|After he was finished|