Psychologist is able to work with me, but is suggesting I go on permanent disability, because my current position at my employer will be too stressful while I’m in treatment and given the frequency of seizures I was having while at work just shouldn’t do service type positions anymore. Given the info we reviewed he agrees that the 7+ concussions with blackouts or memory loss over the years are a big factor and showed me computerized models of the parts of my brain he thinks are affected. I have homework already to work on for our next session.
The referral I got yesterday panned out in so far as she’s qualified, actually treats versus just tests and specializes in trauma. I’m scheduled for my first appointment next Thursday, 5/23. Sadly she’s over an hour away in NE Scottsdale. As in corner of Alma School and Dynamite in Scottsdale. I don’t care though if it means I can finally get this nightmare under control.
D&D: he’s really getting into character (at Rainbow Connection)
Met with the surgeon today. He took pictures as he worked, all inside my shoulder. They kinda reminded me of the time I had my right leg ripped open in an accident, except then there was blood along with the muscles & bone. I shows the anchors being placed inside my shoulder, which is pretty cool. Nice to see exactly why I’m hurting where I am in there. Stitches were pulled out but the incision sites were a little iffy so they put some surgical glue and butterflies on to ensure no accidental tearing.
I have to spend two more weeks with the shoulder immobilized. After that we’ll start physical therapy. I already have a ‘dead arm’ exercise to try to keep the shoulder limber, and some hints that will make personal care easier at least. I’m getting good at doing things one handed more, but some things we all simply need two arms for. *shrug*
So I can do most everyday activities. Sitting at a desk is hard because of the sling getting in the way, so I’m not working for another two weeks most likely. But the prognosis is if my recovery continues to go as it is now I should have full mobility in this shoulder going forward.