The first was at 11:30 for a mammogram. I got there about 15 minutes early and I was out of there in about 15 minutes. That gave me 2 hours to kill until the second one. The mall is pretty close so I did a little browsing. After killing just over an hour I decided to just go back and sit in my car until it was time for the second appointment. I played some games on my phone and scrolled through Facebook. It made the time go by pretty quick.
The second appointment was with the orthopedic specialist. I only sat in the waiting room for a minute before they called me back.
The diagnosis was calcific tendonitis and a degenerative SLAP tear. He explained what all that was but I really couldn't tell you much of what he said. He told me the non surgical treatment was anti-inflammatory, steroid shot and physical therapy. Since I already take a medication for arthritis he didn't give me an anti-inflammatory. He did ask if I was opposed to getting a steroid shot which I said I wasn't. I'm also supposed to go to physical therapy 2-3 times a week for 8 weeks. We'll see how expensive that's going to get.
Well he gave me the shot which actually kind of hurt. Him and the student walked out and I was in there with the nurse. I told her I was feeling kind of light headed and she told me I could lay down for a bit and she got me a cold cloth for my forehead. After a few minutes I sat up and said I was feeling better. She walked out of the room and told me I could get dressed. She left, I stood up and instantly felt light headed again. I sat for maybe 5 or 10 minutes and tried to stand up again. That time I felt fine so I felt safe leaving. I have a follow up appointment in 6 weeks to see how everything is doing. If I get another shot I sure hope it doesn't make me dizzy again. I felt kind of stupid but I'm sure they're used to it.