Gut Rumbles

June 04, 2006

try again

I have an appointment to go see another orthopedic specalist about my shoulders. I think I'm gonna ask the guy to harpoon me with steroids again, because I really DO believe that the last shots I took helped some. They didn't CURE me, but they did lessen the severity of the problem and they did increase the range of motion I have in my arms.

But that was a temporary fix and it's wearing off now. I think I could use a booster shot or two.

I also intend to tell THIS guy to stop beating around the bush and give me a straight answer. If I need surgery, let's go ahead and do it. Tomorrow. ASAP. At his earliest convenience. Whatever.

I don't think that's too much to ask.


Good luck with the appointment; I hope the surgery will help long term and the steroids in the interim.

Posted by: Lisa on June 4, 2006 10:31 AM

I don't exactly know what's wrong with your shoulders, but if it's in the joint itself I know that they make some kind of lubricant they can shoot into knees and whatnot to grease things up. Might want to ask about it.

Posted by: red on June 4, 2006 10:42 AM

That's what the steroid shots do, red. And they WORK--- at least for a while.

Posted by: Acidman on June 4, 2006 10:52 AM

The substance they inject into knees is a product produced from rooster combs. It works for some people and not for others. But if the problem is calcium spurs, they need to be broken up and this will not do that, it does lubricate so that any eroded areas are protected from further erosion for a while. I have knee problems but have not resorted to that but it is an option.

Posted by: Ruth H on June 4, 2006 11:00 AM

You may need a new jar of K Y jelly.

Posted by: Catfish on June 4, 2006 11:00 AM

You have got the right the sumbitch to the wall and find out what your options are. It took me a while but we finally did that with sweetthings quack..I didn't like the answers but at least now we know. The hell of it is that for sweetthing there are some actions that she has to take first..physical therapy then more physical therapy and then after that the streroids and finally it will come down to surgery. But in the meantime it is just getting her some relief from the pain. Good luck my friend..I am still looking forward to doing some fishing with you and catfish.

Posted by: GUYK on June 4, 2006 11:21 AM

"That's what the steroid shots do, red. And they WORK--- at least for a while."

The lube however sticks around for a while (if applicable to your case). Perhaps lube and steroids?

Posted by: red on June 4, 2006 11:28 AM

They didn't CURE me, but they did lesson the severity of the problem .>>>...Uh, I think you mean lessen, my man.

Posted by: Terrybear on June 4, 2006 12:30 PM

Yeah, make that bastard EARN his paycheck.

Posted by: Kelly on June 4, 2006 01:11 PM

Okay, Terrybear. I fixed the mistake. I was an English major, but I've never claimed to be a good speller.

Thanks for the heads-up... I think...

Posted by: Acidman on June 4, 2006 02:08 PM

Good luck, Rob. Keep at it 'til ya get the shoulder fixed.

Posted by: Jeffro on June 4, 2006 02:18 PM

Good for you! Get in there and be pro-active in your own treatment! Sending good vibes your way (now go eat a tomato sandwich for me!!)

Posted by: Marianne on June 4, 2006 10:06 PM

Fantastic! I hope this guy specializes in shoulders.

Posted by: Desert Cat on June 4, 2006 10:14 PM

dont know the fancy word for it--but--my 65 yr old bro in law had alot of the same symptoms you've been describing--he was diagnosed with ""something" rhuematica" and has been taking predisone for the last two months and has seen a dramatic improvement--no shots, just pills. sorry i dont know the exact diagnosis-maybe a web-md search???

Posted by: pmirto on June 4, 2006 10:54 PM
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