Went to my doctor today. He doesn’t think it’s nerve damage. He thinks it’s skeletal. With the research Pat has done, my family’s history of arthritis (I’ve had it since I was a kid) and where the pain is centralized, I have to agree. He also doesn’t think it was the flu shot, he thinks it was work. We’ll have to agree to disagree there. But I’m fine with that.
There is this condition called frozen shoulder. Basically, a lot of pain followed by your shoulder pretty much freezing in place. That’s what Pat researched. I brought it up to the doctor. He doesn’t think I’m there yet, but he does agree it would be very easy to get there if I don’t try to keep it moving when I can. With restrictions.
I’m not to lift my arms above my head, I’m not to lift more than 10 lbs, and I’m not to push or pull. I have these restrictions in writing and will be taking them to work. This will make working with my injury doable. They have been very nice and cooperative at work, but they want this detailed doctors note for the niceness to continue.
The pain should go away with more time, but in the meantime, there isn’t anything I can do about it but take my Ibuprofen. It won’t help with pain but it is working to fix the damage.
There you have it.