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Having just completed 18-20 physical therapy sessions, an MRI (at the cost of $1000 to me), an x-ray (at the cost of $500), and three doctor visits, I'm at the end of my rope. My shoulder is not cured, but has improved about 25%. That is my estimation. I'm a slow learner apparently. My PT says all the other gals with frozen shoulder were in and out with their therapy. My orthopedic specialist now suggests a "mobilization" or "manipulation. He wants to sedate me and move my arm for me. This breaks up all the frozen tissue and takes about 10 minutes. Not sure if insurance covers this of course...so we'll see. I'm not too excited about having my tissue ripped and separated.
My scapula has started moving more...all of a sudden. I started a therapy of my own actually. I'm taking Vitamin D, sesame oil, and high dose probiotics. I am also drinking an herbal joint tea you can get at the health food store. I also went to my chiropractor in California (cost of $830 for two treatments and herbal tea) who adjusted me and gave me the news I had parasites in my shoulder and heart. Everyone has different views on the shoulder issue and it's really starting to piss me off.
I'm also broke! We now don't have the cash to do anything fun this summer. We will probably purchase a pool for the girls and maybe go see our cousins in Texas. Whoopee right?
So back to the shoulder. I'm sick of it. I am actually feeling better...and I'm sleeping better, but I still wake up three or four times with pain. At night it can get to a 5 or 6 out of 10.
What is a frozen shouldered girl to do?
I Googled it.
Found this video on YouTube. There's absolutely thousands on there...so watch and beware.
I'll keep you updated on my home alone progress. If I don't start seeing change in four weeks I will consider the manipulation - seriously - ugh.
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