#Prayer Request: Update

randomlychad  —  September 26, 2011 — 8 Comments
'Clavicles hurt when they break.' photo (c) 2011, Samantha McNamara - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

For those that have been following my blog in the last week or so, it has been generally overtaken by meditations on the place of pain in our lives, me questioning my worth, and more specifically regarding a trial my my wife, Lisa, is going through.

As a fully qualified armchair physician*, I’m fairly certain that what’s going on is:

Adhesive Capsulitis

According to the linked article,

“Frozen shoulder, medically referred to as adhesive capsulitis, is a disorder in which the shoulder capsule, the connective tissue surrounding the glenohumeral joint of the shoulder, becomes inflamed and stiff, greatly restricting motion and causing chronic pain.

Adhesive capsulitis is a painful and disabling condition that often causes great frustration for patients and caregivers due to slow recovery. Movement of the shoulder is severely restricted. Pain is usually constant, worse at night, and when the weather is colder; and along with the restricted movement can make even small tasks impossible. Certain movements or bumps can cause sudden onset of tremendous pain and cramping that can last several minutes.”

Awesome, right? Not so much. In fact, it sucks. Like I said before, I don’t think I’ve ever seen her in so much pain (not even in childbirth).

Of course, this may not be it at all/I could be completely wrong–but I don’t think so. The signs/symptoms/timeline are all there. Regardless, she’s getting an MRI tomorrow. Please pray that she can complete it (she tried last week and was in too much pain to see it through).

Thank-you so much for praying–and for your continued prayer!

God bless you all,

Chad

*not really

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  • The good thing about childbirth is that it ends relatively quickly. This is sticking sound. Continuing to pray for Lisa.

    • That's the thing--it sticks around (unless God does something) a dang long time. Thanks for praying, man! How are you & Jan?

  • Have been and will be praying. Sounds terrible.

    • Thank-you, sir! Praying for you, too.

  • Michelle

    Praying for grace for you all, and that the MRI will reveal the problem, and that God will heal it. (that's the short version) 🙂

    • Thanks so much!

  • I am so glad I decided to abandon cleaning the bathroom and poke around on the internet instead. As soon as I saw the x-ray image of shoulder bones, I was guessing "frozen shoulder." I hope and pray that what I am going to say will be helpful to you. I was diagnosed with frozen shoulder in the summer of 2006. I thought my symptoms were inexplicable: I was in such pain, but the pain did not seem to arise from a single cause I could point to. The doctor was absolutely certain in his diagnosis, and told me, "It will go away in 1 to 4 years." I will avoid leaving you in suspense and say that in 2 years, the condition had pretty much disappeared. I did do physical therapy and a non-surgical procedure on one shoulder. If you would like to know more details, I would be happy to share -- e-mail me at [email protected] At the time I found it VERY difficult to find reliable information about this condition.

    I will be praying for both your wife and you.

    • Thank-you so much for poking around on the Internet! I'm going to pass tyour info on to my wife.Thank-you for your prayers!