Shoulder update

I saw orthopedist Dr. Patrick Denton yesterday afternoon. He looked at the MRI images and said I have bursitis, caused by a small partial thickness tear between the shoulder bursa and one of the tendons. He said it probably did happen during surgery, that he sees two or three cases a year like that. The stretched-out arm positioning used during radiation has kept it stirred up, otherwise it probably wouldn’t have been such a problem.

He gave me a Cortisone shot and said that will help me get through the remaining radiation therapy sessions and afterwards the shoulder should heal up on its own. I already take a daily nonsteroidal medication for longstanding fibromyalgia so he didn’t give me anything else to take. He did remind me to keep the shoulder mobile so it doesn’t get frozen.

I returned yesterday morning to radiation. First I saw Dr. Grubb who examined the red peely area and pronounced it improved enough to resume radiation. After today’s session there are 10 more treatments to go, if I’m counting right. We’ll have a 4-day break this week for Thanksgiving which should help the shoulder and the burn to recover a little more.

Thanks for praying for these glitches – I truly appreciate every prayer!


1 Response to “Shoulder update”

  1. 1 Diane
    November 23, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving! I am so thankful that Our Father loves us and hears every prayer.
    Much love,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog Stats

  • 2,642 hits

Bette’s Journal

Bette Cox 2010

Christ is the "Big C" in my life!

That was told to me by a good friend recently, and it's so very true.

Jesus says in John 10:10, "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."

I believe Jesus. I hope you do too.

I have one request of other believers reading this journal:

Agree with me that the invader will shrink, shrivel, die and disappear from my body, whatever method the Lord uses to accomplish that.

Thanks in advance.


%d bloggers like this: