I met with my PCP physician today to do a shoulder exam.
She thinks it's very likely a torn rotator cuff and wants me to see an orthopedic surgeon later this week.
I don't remember any one incident that caused the tear. Dr. Hollingsworth said it could have easily been caused by the way I was positioned during my surgery because I wasn't moved for such a long period and my arms were over my head.
Normally, an MRI would be ordered. Because I have tissue expanders that have magnets in them, I'm not able to have one now. I'm also not a candidate for a cortisone shot while I have expanders.
Dr. Hollingsworth will be calling my plastic surgeon tomorrow to find out more details on what tests will be okay while I still have expanders.
The last thing I want is surgery. I really hope they figure out something.
For now, pain meds and physical therapy may be our only options.
Tomorrow is almost my halfway point for radiation. I'm now on a steroid cream that is supposed to minimize the itching. So far, it's not working. Only 18 more treatments! If you can throw a few prayers my way that my boob doesn't split like a coconut, I would be more than thankful.