MRI On Left Shoulder

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
Categories: LifeMiscellaneous

I’m now at the 17 day mark since I dislocated my left shoulder.  I saw the shoulder doc last week with some minor pain and we decided to wait and see how that unfolded.  Unfortunately a week later I’m in some pretty notable pain.  The pain is waking me up at night, and it is severe enough that I can’t steer my car with the left arm, or do other basic things left-handed.

The wait and see period resulted in my having to schedule an MRI, which I got today.

If you’ve never had an MRI, it is quite an experience.  You can’t move, at all.  You are put inside this tube that I’m sure would freak out claustrophobic people. Once inside the tube, it makes all sorts of loud, crazy, godawful noises. My scan took about 30 minutes.

I’ve Been Through This Before

As regular HOG readers are likely aware, I had shoulder surgery on the right shoulder back in February for a torn rotator cuff, torn bicep tendon, and torn labrum.  I’m still recovering and it is looking like it will be sometime in 2020.  So I know what the pain of those injuries “feels like.”

That said, I’m sorry to conclude that I’ve probably got a torn rotator cuff and torn bicep in the left arm.  That’s not confirmed yet.  I’ll see the doc soon.  If my injuries do require surgery I’m going for it as soon as possible.  The sooner I get it taken care of the sooner I can return to normal activity.




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