I finally got a real good doctor, got my levels where they need to be and a great A1c (6.0), and felt halfway normal again, I got hurt at work. I have been dealing with an on the job shoulder injury for about 2 years and finally had surgery to correct the problem, or so I thought. The surgeon did arthroscopic sugery on my shoulder and told me that it would take care of the problem I was having. After the surgery and over 2 months of therapy, it was the same as before, only it felt like an impingement in my shoulder. My therapist and I fought to get an arthrogram done to see what the problem was and it was from things he had missed the first time. My surgeon told me that he probably should have opened me up the first time, but didn't want to be aggressive in his treatment. He did a second surgery in August of this year and he actually made it worse that before. I have a clamping feeling in my shoulder all the time now, my skin is numb on my shoulder, I have a tremor in my hand that wasn't there before, my pain and range of motion are worse than before. My pain is a 8-9 all the time on a scale of 1-10. I can't lift my arm up level with my shoulder let alone above my head without it feeling as though my arm is being torn off. My surgeon can't figure out why and has given up on any further treatment. I have until the middle of next month and then I lose my job of over 13 years, along with my medical insurance. I'm only 47 and far from retirement. I have problems sleeping due to the pain and worrying about my future or what's left of it. The worst part of it all is if I lose my job, I will lose my house as well. I also pay child support to my ex and she will probably lose her house as well. Dealing with diabetes and neuropathy pain, along with all of this is really taking it's toll on my sanity. My hands don't work like they used to, my feet go numb or I get pain spikes in them, and going somewhere away from home is really a production. Life just really sucks for me right now.
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