Left shoulder. 2014.
It took me several years to reach the point when I decided something had to be done about my left shoulder, as the amount of pain and above all immobility increased. It was about 2010 that Dr Steimer started to say I needed a shoulder replacement. I dithered, partly because of the implications for cello playing and partly because I had read so much about shoulders being the most complex and hence potentially unsuccessful replacement surgery. Finally I realised that cello playing and driving were at risk and I could not avoid surgery any longer. By this time every radiologist or doctor who saw me was urging action.
I chose Dr Teissier, as one of the two leading shoulder surgeons in Montpellier. I think there were about two months between making the appointment with the surgeon and the operation!
is a link to my November blog (scroll down to get to 18 November)