We looked this up on an orthopedic web site. Said that 50% of the tears result in surgery, 50% do not. Depends on how wide, how deep, how long - as well as how the tissue around the tear looks. So ...
Waiting on worker's comp to approve an orthopedic specialist for Rick's shoulder ... ???
Waiting on scheduling to fix an appointment for him ... ???
Waiting to see if he will have to surgery or not ... when and where ... physical therapy or not ... when and where ...
Meantime, he is in some pain ever since the MRI - thinking that it was the position he had to have the shoulder/arm in during the 45 minutes of laying there. Hopefully, today some of the soreness will be less and he won't be hurting as much.
And for me?
Waiting on the paperwork and acceptance from M.D. Anderson ... ??? Only
after all is done, will there be an appointment time scheduled ... sigh.
Waiting is one of the hardest parts ...
Patience is not one of my better virtues ... sigh.