Hi all, I have not posted in a while but have logged on most days via my ipad to keep up to date with you all.
I had my second sub acromial decompression with removal of bone spur and a bursectomy nearly 4 weeks ago and the pain is really limiting my progress and getting me down as I am unable to sleep.
I started physio at the hospital last week and the pain is now much worse. I have struggled since last week and I can't even do basic things without suffering. I was in horrendous pain all over my chest and back... Like my lungs were affected and couldn't breathe... I am hoping it is muscular as some of the exercises have involved expanding my lung in order to activate and stretch the muscle supporting my right shoulder.
They did not repair the partial thickness tear in the rotator cuff so I just hope this has not been made worse.
Also my right knee is swollen and extremely painful (UCTD) and my fingers and wrists have made me miserable too...it's not just like I am recovering from surgery but have all this other stuff too (thyroid / eyes/ coeliac).
Do any other lupus sufferers have calcific tendonitis/ bone spurs/ bursitis problems as part of their illness? My rheumatologist just keeps fobbing me off and I am in so much pain.
Sorry for the moan...