January 31st, 2008


Not happy

My left shoulder has been sore since the beginning of August. On my first visit to the doctor in September, he told me to do range-of-motion exercises. After several months of increasing pain I saw him again and told him the exercises I'd been doing. He finally sent me for an ultrasound. I had that ultrasound an hour ago.

Generally, the technician won't tell you anything; but I was showing an interest and the guy doing the ultrasound was actually a doctor who trains the technicians. He showed me on the pictures exactly what's wrong. Apparently, I have bicep tendonitis (where the tendon from the bicep attaches to the shoulder). I did some research. Number one on all the treatment lists is to *stop using it*. Those who know what I do for a living know this is not an option, especially right now. We are in the middle of moving my business. That involves moving TVs and monitors. The TV I got in yesterday weighs 68kg. How can I not use my shoulder? I don't have help to do all the lifting. I still need to function. I guess I'll just have to hope we get the move over and done before I go back to see the doctor and get *ordered* to stop using it. Of course, that will mean more pain and possibly more damage. In the meantime, I'll try to be careful with it.

Anyway, I'm not happy about this.