I had a similar experience with having my shoulder x-rayed in various positions. It took me about five minutes to get my arm into one position and another five to get it down again, only to be told one of the x-rays didn’t come out and they’d have to do it again. No prizes for guessing which one. This exercise worked for me. Lean forward legs apart and your left arm hanging loose – I mean really loose as if it’s about to drop off. Now let it rotate in as large a circle as you can in both directions. You may need to take a pain killer first. Repeat exercise several times a day for about five minutes a time if you can stand that. I too leant to drive one-handed, but the rotating exercise did help. I still have to do it from time to time. Hope you get some relief soon. Sleep is impossible with that amount of pain.
Getting older is “a pain in the hoop Bill” as the boys from Après Match might say. If it’s not one thing it’s another. My latest venture into the world of exploratory medicine was an MRI for my left shoulder early on Wednesday morning. Now if you’ve ever had and MRI, you’ll know that it’s a painless procedure, unless you suffer from claustrophobia in which case it might be a bit of a struggle. On Wednesday I had one of the most painful experiences I’ve had in years and I’m still not the better of it today.
I woke up this morning, darkly depressed, not a state I am at all comfortable with, as I tend lean to the dark side at the best of times. The chronic pain and the lack of sleep, are at this stage taking a rather heavy toll on my Psyche.
Generally I tend to…
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