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I've just been diagnosed with AC of the right shoulder plus bursitis and calcification, I'm about 2/3 months in and the constant pain and not sleeping is really getting to me, I'm very tearful and ashamed I'm not coping better. I've been signed off my busy responsible job for a week as I can't focus on anything. I've been having physio for four weeks but not helping despite being excruciatingly painful, I can work through it if I think it will help. Next stop is surgery - I'd do anything to alleviate some pain, I'm using cold and heat pads, plus I'm taking ibuprofen, codeine and paracetamol, which don't seem to do much other than make me feel spaced out, I have oral morphine but that makes me feel really sick...I'm also drinking alcohol in the evening which I know is not good long term but does help, although I've started to rely on it which worries me. I researched on the Internet extensively and I'm at a loss as to which way to turn...it feels like being in a very long dark tunnel - there is a light but I sure can't see it yet. Any advice would be really appreciated.
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