Will I miss work after shoulder scope and decompression

by Don
(Manitoba, Canada)

I am scheduled for a shoulder scope and decompression on May 9th 2008. The surgery is on Friday and I have work on Monday. I am a high school teacher. Can I expect to miss any work after the surgery??


My shoulder has been giving my grief since July of 2004. I first saw my surgeon in Feb. 2005 at which time I was put on a surgical wait list. I finally have my surgical date for May 9, 2008.

Since August of 2006 my wrist on the same side as my injured shoulder has now been affecting my life. I don't recall injuring either my shoulder or my wrist.

I have had cortisone injections in my shoulder approx. 9 times with three injections each time over the past 3 years. I have had cortisone injections in my wrist approx.5 times with 2 injections each time over the past 1.5 years.

My doctor has not allowed any more injections since Aug. of 2007. My shoulder and wrist pain is getting worse by the week, especially at night. I have a great deal of trouble sleeping along with any physical activity.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

I live in Manitoba, Canada.

Thank you.

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