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:
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,