Just had the results of my shoulder x ray. No arthritic changes to the joint are showing, despite the pain I am in but a lot of soft tissue damage.
So will see the physio soon and will tell her as she may want to change the treatment she is using. So that is the good news (!).
At present, shoulder is so painful, I am on Nurofen to try and dampen it down, heat pack to soothe and now my wrist and hand on the same side have flared up and I have nodules down the side of my hand which only appear during a flare.
Also mentioned to my consultant on Friday, the lump on my tongue. He had a look at it but suggested I see my GP and get a referral to ENT surgeon.
So seeing GP tomorrow afternoon and will also discuss with him my shoulder and the awful tiredness at the moment. Bit concerned about the lump although common sense tells me I probably caught my teeth on it and that is why it is sore, but my grandmother had an ulcer on her tongue which would not heal and was eventually operated on, losing half her tongue and it was a secondary cancer. They never did find the primary source. So as I said, I am rather worried at present, particularly with my history of cancer 18 years ago.
Took Tilly for a walk this morning - only down to the green and back but it nearly finished me off. Even my knees are complaining! She is a very gentle dog and doesn't pull and walks quietly beside me. - unlike Berry who charges around like a loon. Himself is taking Berry out this afternoon as at present I can't hold him if he pulls. He'll have a good run across the fields and wear off some of that energy. He is in his pen at present - butter wouldn't melt n his mouth. Tilly is in the hall waiting for me and Minniecat is in her bed on the radiator - she feels the cold. Talk about home comforts.
Anyway, that's my update - will let you know how I get on with the GP and whether he can reassure me or refer me to the oral surgeon. I think I would rather he referred me as at least tests can be done and a biopsy taken to rule out anything nasty! Consultant did say if the shoulder does not get better, he will inject it with a steroid. LavendarLady x