Just got back from the shoulder doctor, and apparently I have the right shoulder of an 80 year old man and my left shoulder is a mess but nowhere near as bad. At any rate, I have degenerative arthritis in both, but a severe case in the right shoulder. Having a CT on the right on Monday because he believes I have a large bone spur in the right shoulder that will have to be surgically removed (fucking awesome- the first surgery was so much god damned fun), and then he will try to do steroid injections if possible, but is leery because of the pins in place and he is worried about the possibility of infection. Physical therapy starts on Tuesday for my left shoulder, and I go back to learn the results of the CT scan on Friday.
He was kind of blunt, which was cool, and basically I can expect to be in pain the rest of my life and look forward to a shoulder replacement in the future, but that will have to wait because they are hesitant to do it on someone as young as me. Physical therapy will help manage the pain, but it will always be there. Sigh. I’ve spent more time with doctors in the last month or two than I have in the previous five years.