Originally Posted by stos2
I am so sorry you have had to go through so much. What is commendable is that I feel a very positive tone in your whole post here inspite of all the difficulties you have gone through. Moving is no small matter, specially after surgery. You are a trooper!
You are right about the recovery process, it truly takes 6 months to a year to fully recover. Those nerves take the longest. Please, don't hurry into your second surgery till you are almost better on your surgery side.
Keep up the positive attitude, and wish for a really good therapist from your heart and it will happen. Please email us or post on the forum,when you need extra support. We are all always here for our fellow friends. sending you a big hug and good wishes your way.
Thanks for the support, I really appreciate it. I am still trying to stay positive however it's very hard some days and I'm almost ready to give up so when I feel that way I come back to this forum and it really helps. I found a new therapist and saw her last week it was just an initial consult, and like every other therapist that I've seen she seemed a little overwhelmed when I told her about my history. She had me do some tests some of which involved raising my arm so i was in quite a bit of pain after the appointment. But she does seem to know about tos and is willing to follow the protocol that I gave her. I'll be seeing her twice a week so let's see how my next weeks appointment goes. She wants me to continue following the same instructions I was given by Susan. All she added for now was to do some posture exercises 3 times a day.
I am just concerned because I've been doing the same thing for the past 2 months and have not improved very much and I feel like I'm getting worse some days. I think that sometimes the pain I'm having is still post surgical I thought that pain usually did not last this long, am I wrong about that? I do know that my winged scapula is definitely a big part of the problem. I've been told by a couple of different therapists that it is weakening my shoulder very much and will make my recovery even longer. I am supposed to begin looking for a new job soon but I am also worried that going to work when I am not ready, I might push myself back further and getting understanding from a new employer about my limitations might be even more difficult than it was with my current one. Anyway, still trying to take it day by day, hopefully my symptoms will improve with more time and patience.