Friday, July 27, 2018

I miss being young...

Ha. Such a wide range that one sentence can take this post...

Monday we headed to urgent care due to my shoulder/arm hurting so bad. I was told over a month ago that I had a pulled bicep and had carpel tunnel. I honestly just thought it was more of a pulled muscle.  As I am talking to the urgent care doctor, he asked all the right questions of what I was feeling and where. He moved my arm and let me tell you, I tried so hard to hold back the tears that were fighting to burst out. He left and came back and said that he is pretty sure I have something called Subacromial bursitis. He said the only real way to test his theory is to inject a needle into my bursa in my shoulder and inject lidocaine into the bursa. Once that is done, after a few minutes if he can move my shoulder without pain, that is the answer.

He started prepping stuff and boy that needle was big. My husband said it wasn't too big, but in my eyes thinking about it entering my shoulder, started to freak me out. My hubby held my hand and so did my 10 year old daughter. He sprayed my skin with some numbing stuff and then he poked me. I honestly didn't feel it at all. I mean I felt a little pressure, but nothing like I had imagined.

And we chatted for a few minutes while we waited for it to kick in. I asked about what the treatment plan is if it is subacromial bursitis. He was very informative with his answers. I was very fond of him and super sad he was an urgent care doctor only. I would have quickly moved my records to his office. I have never met a doctor as thorough as he was. And boy did I like it.

A few minutes passed and he moved my shoulder and I passed with flying colors. No tears formed, I was in shock. But, that being said... I had subacromial bursitis. And boy was it painful! I was prescribed a muscle relaxer to take at night only. And then a very strong anti inflammatory pill to take twice a day. And then he said to take it easy and rest as much as I can.

I took the following day off to sleep. And it was needed. I slept until around 12:30 and then just rested the rest of the day. The rest of the week has had its good and bad times. Bad times are mostly at night. I can see how that happens. I use my arm all day even though I am resting it as much as I can, I am still using it. So, night times have been rough, but last time was the first time since Sunday that I actually was able to lay in bed without having to sleep in the recliner for the first 3 hours before moving into bed.

Good news is, he doesn't think I have carpel tunnel at all. He thinks all this is from the bursa being inflammed. We shall see. I am praying he is correct!

1 comment:

  1. I'd never heard of this condition before. Thanks for all the detail! Your post piqued my interest and I googled it and now I know much more than I did just a little while ago. I wonder how the doctor was able to zero in the subacromial bursitis—evidently he knew what questions to ask, but they don't always. Glad to hear you are improving.

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