I am not sure how it really happened but perhaps one of my falls while rock and slot canyon climbing were the reason or one of the various travel mishaps on a plane with luggage, but in any case both of my shoulders are requiring surgery. It started last year when I noticed I could not raise my arms above my shoulders or throw thing (I love to throw things.) It got worse over time to the point the pain was really bad and I would almost pass out if I moved my arm wrong. My doctors said it was most likely inflation from all my hiking with overstuffed packs or lugging all my computers from airport to airport, and that it would go away taking 2400mg of ibuprofen a day.
It did not go away, but got worse (much worse) right before I had to go to Kenya with a lot of gear on my back. So 3 days before my trip they sent me down a loud tube otherwise known as a MRI for 2 hours and then determined that I have actually both shoulders with torn rotator cuffs. So I took prednisone to tie me over the Kenya trip but now I must get the surgery to repair the torn rotator cuffs and damaged bursa pads.
Being stubborn, I thought well it is a day surgery doing on one arm first then the second a few months later so I will just take the afternoon off and then get back online that night. I then learned that this is no simple surgery and that I will not be able to lift over 5 pounds for 6 months and that I will be down for a minimum of 2 days unable to do much other than moan.
So I will be offline Wednesday and Thursday with high hopes to be back online Friday.