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Monday night I left work, drove home and cooked dinner with an increasingly painful shoulder. By 8;30 that night I couldn't lift my arm and went to bed on the Mersyndol and then later woke in so much pain I was completely unable to move without yelling out and in desperation I took an oxycodone at 1:30am and then kind of passed out the rest of the night. Hubby had to help me dress in the morning so I could go to the physio who was worried I'd torn some tendon or ligament in my shoulder because my arm was basically frozen. She treated it a little and strapped it up and gave me the rest of the week off with a warning that if it didn't improve I would need surgery basically immediately because the longer you leave it the less likely a good result! :O Thankfully though, I woke up today with less pain and the ability to at least pull up my own knickers, so I'm assuming it will improve from here. Still it was a bit of a shocker.
 

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Monday night I left work, drove home and cooked dinner with an increasingly painful shoulder. By 8;30 that night I couldn't lift my arm and went to bed on the Mersyndol and then later woke in so much pain I was completely unable to move without yelling out and in desperation I took an oxycodone at 1:30am and then kind of passed out the rest of the night. Hubby had to help me dress in the morning so I could go to the physio who was worried I'd torn some tendon or ligament in my shoulder because my arm was basically frozen. She treated it a little and strapped it up and gave me the rest of the week off with a warning that if it didn't improve I would need surgery basically immediately because the longer you leave it the less likely a good result! :O Thankfully though, I woke up today with less pain and the ability to at least pull up my own knickers, so I'm assuming it will improve from here. Still it was a bit of a shocker.
Sounds like my life - I have swapped to front closing bras and pulling knickers and pants up is a long exercise. Still I look on the bright side - at least my legs are working now, so I no longer have to put my pants on the floor and wiggle my toes in - I can actually bend my knees and put them on like a normal person. It’s been awhile since my arms were immobile, but shoulders and elbows still have a way to go.

Today my track suit pants had slipped down and I was doing my usual wiggle to get them back up again. After watching me for awhile Mr FM very helpfully pointed out that if I just pulled them at the back they would go up more easily. I nearly smacked him....

Hope you are fully better soon.
 

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Sounds like my life - I have swapped to front closing bras and pulling knickers and pants up is a long exercise. Still I look on the bright side - at least my legs are working now, so I no longer have to put my pants on the floor and wiggle my toes in - I can actually bend my knees and put them on like a normal person. It’s been awhile since my arms were immobile, but shoulders and elbows still have a way to go.

Today my track suit pants had slipped down and I was doing my usual wiggle to get them back up again. After watching me for awhile Mr FM very helpfully pointed out that if I just pulled them at the back they would go up more easily. I nearly smacked him....

Hope you are fully better soon.
Hopefully not too long till you are back to your usual self. :)
Must be so frustrating as it's been months now.
 

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Hopefully not too long till you are back to your usual self. :)
Must be so frustrating as it's been months now.
Yeah it is quite annoying as so many things I can’t do. Still it’s winter, so I usually hibernate anyway. Over 4 months now. I am having an MRI of the shoulders in a couple of weeks and then I see the Rheumatologist early August and she might recommend some treatment to speed things up. Have got to the point where I would be Ok to take a short course of corticosteroids if that means getting back to my former self :) I am still kicking myself for letting my GP talk me into taking Crestor, although clearly this is an unusual reaction.
 

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What's life without whisky?

Sorry @JohnM - didn’t mean to be cryptic. I have/ had minimal information. All I know about the surgery is that the prostate was not removed but surgery was very invasive.

Thanks for the insight into what the injection might have been. No weight issues for my father though - 70 years old and works a physical active job and eats sparingly! Whisky on the other hand LOL.
 

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What's life without whisky?
I loathe the taste of whisky and most alcohol actually, except wine and Amarula. :). I can remember in my early twenties a friend insisting I would learn to like whisky if I drank some and became accustomed to the taste. I persevered for a few hours taking little sips, but never again ....
 

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I'm with you FM.Just don't like whisky.
But when I was younger and had to buy raffle tickets if a bottle of whisky was a prize I would win it.A couple of times I warned the seller of tickets,they wouldn't take no for an answer so more bottles of whisky were mine.I then would donate them to my favourite causes.
 

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Have booked in to get cataracts doe but its going to be a long process, with one op in the third week of August and the second towards the end of September.
Maybe that's to give my credit card time to recover.

On the other front a week ago MrsRk fell about 1.2m off a ladder, landing on her heel first and then her back.
The ER reckoned she had bruised the fatty pad inder the calcaneum, but there hasn't been much improvement so after a visit to the GP and then a nuclear med bone scan and back to the GP we have a diagnosis of a non displaced frature of the calcaneum.
So at least 4 weeks off work.
 

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Have booked in to get cataracts doe but its going to be a long process, with one op in the third week of August and the second towards the end of September.
Maybe that's to give my credit card time to recover.

On the other front a week ago MrsRk fell about 1.2m off a ladder, landing on her heel first and then her back.
The ER reckoned she had bruised the fatty pad inder the calcaneum, but there hasn't been much improvement so after a visit to the GP and then a nuclear med bone scan and back to the GP we have a diagnosis of a non displaced frature of the calcaneum.
So at least 4 weeks off work.
Sorry to hear that - hope she makes a full recovery. Do pass on our best wishes. Hope your cataracts operations go well.
 

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They really need to ban ladders. Next door neighbour was fit and wiry and fell off the ladder. Ended up lacerating her liver because of broken rib protusion, and compound fracture of ankle and something else to her knee. She was screaming in pain in front yard which brought out the neighbours on each side. Her dopey husband didn’t want us to call the ambulance and just said she’ll be fine in a couple of minutes. (He’s a University Professor so not supposed to be stupid but he’s a twit). The neighbour on the other side and I looked at each other and he called the ambulance.

I love Baileys and it has whisky in it. But loathe single and double malt whisky.
 

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They really need to ban ladders. Next door neighbour was fit and wiry and fell off the ladder. Ended up lacerating her liver because of broken rib protusion, and compound fracture of ankle and something else to her knee. She was screaming in pain in front yard which brought out the neighbours on each side. Her dopey husband didn’t want us to call the ambulance and just said she’ll be fine in a couple of minutes. (He’s a University Professor so not supposed to be stupid but he’s a twit). The neighbour on the other side and I looked at each other and he called the ambulance.

I love Baileys and it has whisky in it. But loathe single and double malt whisky.
Yes we have a number of friends who have had accidents with ladders. Have you tried Amarula? Like Baileys but nicer :)
 

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Yes we have a number of friends who have had accidents with ladders. Have you tried Amarula? Like Baileys but nicer :)
Was told ladder injuries form most of ED admissions.
Ladder accident ruined my life with frequently recurring cellulitis due to resident Staph aureus in my leg. Whenever anything happens to me it breaks out again. At age 45 lost my job and my career.
Be careful on ladders.
 

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I've always had it..

Untreated chronic reflux can lead to Barrett's Oesophagus which flags as a precondition for cancer.
Barretts is permanent .. drug treatment for reflux is effective with benign side effects
ALL IMnsHO of course:)
 

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@prozac How awful!

I am not a fan of ladders. So much so that I do not let my husband do anything more than clear the "pancake" off the rainwater tank and put up the Xmas lights across our gutter on the front step (with close supervision).
 

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@rogerkambah I had cataracts done when I was in my late 40's. Surgeon said I was the youngest recipient he had ever seen. Sadly, he thought he was being quite progressive and decided to do one "magnifying" lens and one "distance" lens. As Julia Roberts said in Pretty Woman: "Big mistake. HUGE". I see giant starbursts when I drive at night and I now have glasses again to correct this phenomena.

Don't let any eye surgeon tell you that your eyes and brain will adjust - it's been 5 years now and they still p*** me off.

Get one. Or the other.
 
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