I've had a bum arm for a while. I haven't been able to pick up up sideways for a couple of years. It has remained strong when I pick things up in front of me, so have ignored it, figuring it would mean rotator cuff surgery - I do not have time for that!
Today, I decided to finally follow up and gave the Ortho office a call. The office asked if I could come immediately, there had been a cancellation. I jumped in my car and ran across town to be x-rayed and had the consultation.
No surgery! It's just an impinged shoulder and I just needed a cortisone shot. Done in an hour - start to finish.
I get my arm back! Yay!