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I am new to this forum but am at a loss on what i should do. I am 30 years old and finally realized im not the invincible kid i used to think i was when I fell off a ladder which will be two weeks ago tomorrow and fractured the humerus supposedly a clean break right under the head. ER specialist’s told me it was a fractured humerus from X-rays and put the cuff and collar sling on me and said come back in a week. CT and MRI scans were not conducted. I went in after 11 days because the Trauma clinic in seattle is packed. They then took new x-rays and came to the conclusion that the humerus is to displaced and i should get hardware/ one plate and a couple screws.
I have a high pain tolerance as i got myself through carrying myself to a vehicle when i broke the bone and used only tylenol for pain. But to be honest i am terrified of surgery and the pain that concludes post op recovery that its enough to make me not want to go through with surgery and just deal with not having the full range of motion in my life.
I am just wondering if anyone can tell me if i should get a second opinion before jumping under the knife this upcoming friday as they said by that time its going to be cutting it close before callus formation takes place and the bone will have to have more work done in the process.
My main concerns are i cant take any narcotics as i am a recovering addict and will not take any chances to go back into that bad part of my life again but i cant really find any info on whether the post op pain is much worse than the pain of the broken bone pain and so on.
I would really like not to have surgery for this yet the the team of specialist told me its in my best interest to do so. I am very depressed right now because i already know its a long road to recovery either way. Ive read others stories on here but not many relate to my exact issue. Any thoughts or opinions would be greatly appreciated at the moment. I have very little pain now and stopped taking tylenol a few days ago. Thank you much everyone and God bless.
P.S. please excuse the grammer and proper sentences. Im typing with one hand on a phone
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