Hello, no I haven't had scapula reattachment. I did look it up online after reading your post. Ouch!
Me: I had an Christmas 2016 holiday accident dislocating my shoulder ripping three of the four rotator cuff mucsle tendons. Two of the tendons are classified as "massive" complete tears requiring surgery to reattach to the humeral head using screws. I am eleven weeks out of the surgery, nine weeks worth of physical therapy and still going 3x/wk. I could be in PT for 6 months = / .
A little about me: I have been a competitive swimmer my entire life (All-American in college). I have college degrees (Bachelors and Masters) in education (PE, APE, Health, SPED). I teach public education currently I am on medical leave at least until 4/23. I spend 20+ years as a director and I am a trainer and instructor-trainer for Red Cross and YMCA of USA in water programs, etc etc. I would like to get back into the water myself to help with rehab but that is not possible for a few reasons at this point.
You must ask your doctor for greater clarity. If the doctor cannot provide you with satisfactory clarity seek another opinon. You must for your peace of mind. We all must when necessary. Don't give up or get discouraged. Seek the clarity and understanding.
I am not a fan of chiropractors but a good one might be able to help you. No harm in checking that out as well.
Are you piling pillows when you sleep? Five seems to be a good number. Create a pocket with the pillows for your shoulder to drop into. I am a side sleep too. I have had to adjust to sleeping on my back (using the stacked pillows) and a Lazy Boy recliner.
Good luck to you!! Keep your chin up!! Post again after your appt on the 19th!! 5
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