I went to the orthopedic doctor to get a shot in sore my knee, and I also wanted someone to look at my right shoulder since it was bothering me. I fell almost 10 years ago on my right side and damaged my muscles and my nerves that time with an added hospitalization. But that is just the past. I did also tear my rotator cuff pretty bad on my right shoulder. Unfortunately, that appears to have moved to the present.
Well, to cut to the chase, I have destroyed my right should and it has to be replaced. UGH. I have to postpone my next "move" to another exciting place for a year. I also have to figure out a time that I can afford the after-effects of shoulder surgery.
I might be "disabled" in my right arm for quite a while. I hope not - I had planned to travel and explore this area. A friend said I might not be able to drive for several weeks. UGH.
I have not discussed this procedure with anyone yet, and I must go to North Carolina this summer and retrieve my goods in storage or sell them. I need that money that I m wasting every month on storage. I would just stop paying it, but I have few valuable things (to me) that I would like to retrieve.
My pain threshold is almost non-existent, because of that damage 10 years ago. I guess that is good, since I do not feel that much pain in that shoulder. Just an occasional twinge right now. I should be able to "take care of things" before the surgery.
So I guess my New Year's resolution has become multi-faceted. Enjoy my solvency for a while, get my storage out and yes, finally get surgery on my shoulder.
It looks to be a complicated 2018.