Shoulder replacement surgery failed
Good afternoon all,
My first post and I'm struggling here so please bear with. I really hope someone can help me here, I'm looking for people who have or know someone who has had experience with this. Long story short I have AS and have bi-lateral hip and shoulder replacements. My shoulder replacement is failing, I found out yesterday and I'm devastated. The replacement is eroding away the socket. There is no stopping it, no exercise to help slow it down, I'm powerless. I don't know how long it has left, could be months or years but it's bad. I'm 39 years old. The options are:
Nerve block to help with the pain and hold out as long as possible before having a total shoulder replacement.
A total shoulder replacement.
Taking out the usual risks of surgery, I've been told that the full replacement might not last because they are for people much older and thus less active than me. I'm scared that I could lose the function of my arm by the time I'm 50 and when I mentioned this, the hospital did not comfort or correct me. I'm not in a good place with this so I'm looking for some hope I guess. I'm trying to get a second opinion from a private hospital but so far I've not been able to get through.
Has someone been in this position or know someone that has. Please though, no horror stories, I'm scared enough as it is and I don't think I could take more on. Positive vibes only - yes I know that's not how the world works but I'm still getting my head around this and just need some support and hopefully someone out there to say there is hope, the technology is there or chin up because of x
Thank you for reading.
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