Still In Pain - 7 Months Post-op
I had rotator cuff repair surgery and removal of bone spurs on right shoulder 7 months ago - 4/11/11. I did all of my PT and continued exercises at home and am still in pain . . . all the time. I don't feel any better than before I had the surgery. Everyone said I would be so glad I had the surgery . . . so far, I am not. I can't wipe down a counter or do any simple cleaning, cooking, etc. Yesterday, I was determined to make dressing for Thanksgiving and just the stirring of the dressing while it was cooking did me in. I am still taking paid meds as I would not be able to function otherwise. My surgeon has poo-pooed me ever since I had the surgery. One visit he would say the pain was normal, the next time he would say I shouldn't be in that much pain. I quit going to him as he just wasn't helpful and did nothing. I think it's time to get a second opinion. Bottom line . . . is there anyone out there that has had this surgery and still been in pain this long after surgery??? I keep telling myself I need to be patient, but my patience is wearing thin. It just seems that I should be much better than I am after 7 months. Thoughts, experiences???