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    Shouldering a burden 🙃

    Wheelie-walkering at my top speed to make it to the lavatory, and I stumble, and grab a bookshelf with my strong arm in a futile effort not to fall over.
    It was never going to end well.
    You probably already know about bladder control and MS.

    Wrenched my shoulder something awful. Lifting anything and wheelie-walkering hurts sooo much; however needs must.
    Neighbours must think there's a torture chamber next door. (All that cursing and the cries of pain.)

    I am just about surviving on anti-inflammatories and codeine.

    Anyhoo, Dr Google diagnosed a torn rotator cuff. And that's good enough for me.


    Ohhhh! So sorry to hear that. Feel better soon. In the meantime, take it easy.
    ~ Faith
    MSWorld Volunteer -- Moderator since JUN2012
    (now a Mimibug)

    Symptoms began in JAN02
    - Dx with RRMS in OCT03, following 21 months of limbo, ruling out lots of other dx, and some "probable stroke" and "probable CNS" dx for awhile.
    - In 2008, I was back in limbo briefly, then re-dx w/ MS: JUL08

    - Betaseron NOV03-AUG08; Copaxone20 SEPT08-APR15; Copaxone40 APR15-present
    - Began receiving SSDI / LTD NOV08. Not employed. I volunteer in my church and community.


      OMGoodness, sorry to hear about your shoulder, a torn rotator cup has got to be painful and yes I am to familiar with bladder control and ms.

      Feel better soon.
      God Bless Us All


        Your going to have to slow that wheeler walker down !!! LOL.
        It was one agains't 2.5million toughest one we ever fought.


          I'm sorry that this happened! I will be praying for a quick recovery. (hugs)


            Thank you for the sympathy 😀. Much needed.
            Staggering about with a wheelie walker when your "good" arm doesn't work is an interesting experience.
            Had to go back to wall walking.
            Ouch, ouch, ouch.


              Slow down my friend!!!! I understand where you are coming from, as another MSer with bladder issues. You gave me a when you said your "neighbours must think they're living next to a torture chamber" - between my falling down, and dropping things (my hands/arms just can't hang onto things like they used to!), I too have to wonder what my neighbours think goes on upstairs from them.

              Sorry to hear about your shoulder, hope that you recover quickly! You'll be in my thoughts and I'm wishing you an uneventful recovery.

              Take care!

              Don't worry about the world coming to an end today.
              It's already tomorrow in Australia" - Charles Schultz


                So sorry about the shoulder.

                Are you going to have it checked out after the weekend?
                I'd think you'll need x-rays at the least, possibly an MRI to
                determine the extent of the damage?

                Shoulders are tricky, you need to get the right kind of treatment
                plan because you can make things worse trying to treat it yourself.

                Hope the pain calms down.


                  Ouch! Hope it's not torn. You may need some PT on it. Hope you are getting checked out soon.
                  DX 01/06, currently on Tysabri


                    I'm sorry you are hurt and hope you heal quickly.
                    He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.


                      Thinkimjob I hope you are feeling better and I hope your shoulder wasn't torn