Shoulder surgery; but I’ll be back!

Today, I have surgery on my shoulder and I have NO idea when I’ll be able to return to work on the computer keyboard. Surgery is for osteonecrosis, or dead bone, in my shoulder. I need to have a partial shoulder replacement. However, they may plan a different approach due to a tendon tear.

So, what is osteonecrosis? To make a long story short, osteonecrosis is the condition that results when there is ‘dead bone.’ How the heck did i get dead bone in my shoulder? Well, years ago (and this is just a theory) I needed large doses of steroid medications on several occasions.  It is theorized that steroids have a ‘way’ of killing bone, by what mechanism, doctors and scientists aren’t sure.

Another theory is that osteonecrosis resulted directly from lupus. Lupus can cause a change in the way your blood forms clots or it can also cause clots to form in your body. When clots form in the blood vessels, they can deprive the bone of needed oxygen and nutrients and then the bone dies.

Needless to say, I have osteonecrosis (dead bone) in both hips, both knees, both ankles and both heels. Now, osteonecrosis is in my right shoulder and quite painful.

Surgery isn’t something people look forward to. But, I welcome it and eventual pain relief and say, “bring it on!” However, since I don’t know how long there will be limitations on my computer use, I’ll only be here sporadically. Until I return full-time, I may ask some friends to ‘guest blog.’

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20 Replies to “Shoulder surgery; but I’ll be back!”

  1. After I initially commented I clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a remark is added I get 4 emails with the identical comment. Is there any means you can take away me from that service? Thanks!

    1. There is nothing that I can do to change that, but when you get the next notification of another post in your e-mail, you could scroll down to the bottom where it says “manage my subscriptions” and to delete (Unsubscribe) from 3 of 4 subscriptions. This should effectively have you notified only one time of a new post.

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  3. Thanks for all well-wishes, thought, prayers and warm-fuzzies! As each week goes by, I see changes for the better and physical therapy has helped tremendously. I have some voice recognition software so that’s how I’m able to type now, but it does make mistakes. I guess like computers, “garbage in; garbage out’
    Annie

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