Last Saturday I had an MRI on my left shoulder. It hurts like the dickens and I don't have full range of motion so the doctor wanted to see what was going on. Wow, I never thought I was claustrophobic, but that was the longest 30 minutes of my life. I hope I don't ever have to have one of those again. It was all I could do to hang in there, but I did.
Monday before we left for the boat I received a call from my doctor with the results from the MRI. I have an impingement, arthritis and a tear in my rotator cuff. He's referred me to an orthopedic surgeon. Oh joy. Well at least I know why my shoulder hurts so badly. The bad thing is I can't take anti-inflammatory medication so it hurts all the time. Tylenol extra strength is all I can use and only 2000 milligrams per day.
Tuesday we headed to Delta Marina Yacht Harbor to celebrate New Years with other boaters. Things just didn't turn out they way they were planned. We had cocktails and finger foods on one of the boats and the wife took a nasty fall down three steps. The really weird thing about this is she is the one that has one beer and then is done for the evening. Fire department and ambulance involved along with a trip to the hospital. Bad fall.
The other thing about last year that sticks out is all my medical visits, The car is either going to Costco or a doctors appointment. Mostly a doctors appointment. Hopefully this year will be far better. I'm still healthy, but it's those little things that start hurting and falling apart. At least I'm still on the right side of the dirt.
I have an appointment with the orthopedic surgeon next Friday morning and I've already requested the film from the MRI be sent to the doctor. So, we'll see what he wants to do very shortly.
Have a fabulous weekend and with all my aches and pains of late, life is still grand.