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Shoulder to Shoulder, part 3

Sorry for the late update folks. We’ve been dealing with doctors for most of the last few days.

I’ll keep this one short because I’ve rehashed it countless times already, but essentially what we found out is my wife will need surgery to fix her shoulder.

The orthopod we saw said that 20% of people who’ve had a shoulder dislocation can expect a recurrence, and without surgery it never really gets any better. Unfortunately we fall in that 20%.

What does this mean? Well, it means my wife gets to spend the next three-to-four months in an arm brace (she’s graduated from the earlier pictured strap to a more high-tech model that combines a regular sling and the strap, and is much more comfortable and adjustable). Physical therapy will most likely follow, and we know for sure that she’s getting scoped. The only question at this point is whether or not she’ll need more surgery after the scoping.


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  1. May 21st, 2005 at 19:32 | #1

    Gah! This all makes me hurt. I send all of my love and healing wishes to Jen. The new high-tech brace sounds spiffy. If I were there, I would definitely paint a mural on it for her.

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