I go in for my MRI first thing in the morning. I'm having it with the contrast dye so they can get a good look at my shoulder and see if there is damage (rotator cuff among other things) that the X-ray alone could not pick up. We do know there is some bone damage called Hill Sachs Lesion. Somehow when the shoulder dislocated it slammed into the socket. A Hill-Sachs lesion is an injury that causes damage to the head of the humerus (arm bone). A Hill-Sachs lesion is a complication of a shoulder dislocation. When the shoulder dislocates, the smooth cartilage surface of the humerus hits against the rim of the scapula. They are also looking for something called a Bankart Tear -- this would mean surgery to reattach the muscle to the shoulder socket. This tear is not uncommon with shoulder dislocations, especially repeat dislocations as I have experienced. Right now my shoulder is unstable and we need to see if surgery is the only option or if further physical therapy will fix it.
Due to my recent bout with viral asthma I have to pop a couple of prednisone (cortizone) pills tonight and a couple more in the morning followed by a couple of benedryl pills. I'm going to be a sleepy mess! (I guess the contrast dye can trigger severe allergic reactions. Oh Joy!)
Hopefully all of this should be out of my system by tomorrow night and I will then be allowed to enjoy a nice glass of shiraz!
Hail to the Chief!!!! My cousin just told me that I CAN have a glass of wine!!!! Woo Hoo!!! (She's an MD!)
So, Pour, Pour me... a glass of wine!!!
If you don't remember what happened to my shoulder, or are a new reader, you can read all about my fiasco here!