Why is not needing surgery news? In succinct terms, I was grimly beginning to think that my achy breaky left shoulder was going to need work.
I already had a minor piece of surgery this summer, and while it was easy and painless, part of me says that I don’t want to be the guy whose health falls to pieces rapidly after his wife dies.
As a matter of fact, I have no recollection of injuring it, but am very sure it started bothering me on the very day Abby died.
Today I saw the same shoulder guy that looked after Abby’s shoulder (the left one, of course), and after an examination and a couple of radiographs (okay, fine, x-rays, which they actually aren’t), he told me I probably did not have a torn labrum like my sister did last year, but some osteoarthritis in the joint, and inflammation in the surrounding tissue. He prescribed a course of oral steroids, and physical therapy.
Despite this and the fact that I am less than a year away from turning 60, I feel I am in top physical shape.