I didn’t want to write another post about my arm, but I feel like I can’t leave everyone *just wondering* either.
I’ll Follow Your Lead – Pelicans in Flight at Sunset (Laguna Beach)
My doc reviewed the MRIs with me yesterday and there’s good news and bad news.
The good news is I won’t be having surgery (at this time), because he doesn’t think there’s anything surgery could fix.
(Well, that’s not exactly true because for quite awhile he’s said I need one more shoulder surgery.)
But, in relation to this most recent incident – there’s nothing that can be done surgically.
It’s very GOOD news to not be scheduling a surgery.
He thinks I’ve experienced a mid-muscle tricep tear which is a “leave it alone” type of thing.
He also thinks I might have some small tears at the point where the tricep tendon attaches to the elbow, but the tendon is still attached.
(My elbow hurts and it never has before.)
In other words, the big hole on the back of my arm is there to stay.
It might even get bigger because he thinks the tissue in the surrounding area is dying.
I don’t really understand WHY, but suffice it to say, my arm has been traumatized more than it likes.
Also, I’m pretty sure “tissue” is another word for fat.
I guess you could say, in addition to everything else, I’ve ripped a hole in my fat? (But not in my skin.)
And now it’s making surrounding fat die?
(Next up, I need to find a way to injure my a$$ and hope it also makes all the surrounding tissue/fat die??)
For now, Paul Newman will help me survive the next few weeks.
The latest trauma to my arm will (hopefully), eventually calm down pain-wise.
I sure hope it hurries up because right now it’s too painful to use my arm for even the small stuff I used to be able to use it for.
However, I realized many years ago there is no rushing ANYTHING with my arm.
I’ll do what I can with my left hand/arm/shoulder.
Everything else will have to wait.