Bad news, No Bueno, totally sucks, etc, etc,...................Shoulder MRI is back and I have a torn anterior labrum (SLAP TEAR) which is basically what pitchers get in their shoulders. I was told that if I have had pain and loss of motion for 3 years ( how long it has been since the original injury when I was told it was "just inflammation"), that I basically will continue to have pain and loss of motion for the rest of my life. Although this is bad news, I am really glad to know that all of the pain and trouble I have had with my shoulder over the past three years is actually real and not "just inflammation". BTW, thanks for the misdiagnosis three years ago, doc in the box!!!
I was told today that there is very little chance of it getting better on it's own if it hasn't in 3 years and that it probably wouldn't get worse either ................basically, surgery is the only thing that will give my shoulder a chance to completely heal and for me to get full range of motion again with no pain. So, depending on the cost, I could be having surgery very soon - I figured why not do it now, while I can't run??? Also, I am an accountant so basically anytime between Jan15th and April 15th is out and by next April I hope to be back running and ready for a Half Marathon (Woot, woot!!)and will not want to stop for shoulder surgery so..................................I'll keep you posted ....
BTW, I've gained 2.5 lbs in two weeks of no running....I think that falls in the NO BUENO category!!!