Hi, my name is Sue I had a shoulder replacement on the 4th and am feeling really sorry for myself today.
I was only in hospital 24hrs and was sent home with lots of leaflets but no one told how painful it would be and also as it is my right shoulder and I am right handed how debilitating things would be. Maybe I was being nieve, but I never dreamt it would be so bad.
I have had no after care from my hospital because even though I am NHS I was sent to a private hospital. My husband is with me but I feel like I have been enough of a burden, he has helped me with things like dressing me and emptying my pot because I can't get to the toilet. I am independent even though I suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and need three other operations, I don't like to keep asking him for help.
I don't want to rush things but I am getting so frustrated at not being able to do much.
Sorry to go on for so long but writing this and having a cry has really helped.
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