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    Unhappy Hep A Shot...

    ( i am sorry i haven't been here in a long time) on Aug. 25, 2016 hubby & I well, he wanted us to get a Hep A shot in the Kaiser Hospital, thereafter from the 25th to the end of Aug , My arm started to hurt :-( , I really didn't think anything of it, I just thought it was like one of my chronic pains, the pain started to increase towards or around Sept, ( i think the lady who did it, shot the needle all the way through the bone or through the muscles, :-( ) i went to see my male doctor, he looked at me , asked me to raise my arms etc, I told him that I started having pains from the shot, & he concluded that it had nothing to do with it, I called him several times more in regards to it or hoping that he would have an alternative suggestions (too be honest I don't even know why I even bothered), he still insisted that I see him, this went on for 3 more times , lol. I kept replying that I already saw him, in between the lines (after seeing him in person, he didn't do or say anything to help ). My arm continues to hurt & I didn't know what to do because I tried everything else that I knew of- seeing my doctor, a chiropractor, a healer, a pastor/healer etc which didn't help at all . While all that, I continued to attend to my physical therapy which is taking forever because any cold places that I go to, affects it greatly with pain :-( , then hubby found an 800 number for me to call to make a professional complaints about it, so I called them & told them about it , after my several calls with this 800 number (with Kaiser for the complaints ) towards the end, nothing came out of it :-(, then I finally I got sick & tired of having my male doctor, (at the same time I wished I could send a complain about him, but I didn't ), he didn't even bother to request an x-ray just to see if any bone fracture, when i went to see this other doctor who cared about about me (which she happens to be my cancer doctor ) she requested to have the x-ray, which came out to a negative on bone fracture, so I finally. switched to a female doctor, & I told her what happened, & asked me to raise my right arm, push/pull against her hand etc to see how weak my right arm is etc, she concluded that I have a frozen shoulder (on my right upper arm), then she recommended me an anti-inflammatory medicine which also has a lot of side affects 😯, as opposed to what my male doctor recommended me to have is an cortisone shot, which she broke it down for me & told me that if i take it, the pain I have will come back worse, ( my hubby & my female doctor both agreed upon the side effects of the cortisone shot), although I will still see that specialist & see what he recommends , my female doctor recommend me to see that specialist for the shot, but I don't have to take it. My hubby recently went to target to get an electric blanket, although I live in Hawaii, in the area where we moved to recently, the temperature during the nights get colder, that it feels (FOR ME) like it is 40 to 50 degrees, & plus the cold temperatures affects my painful arm greatly too :-( . So the electric blanket helped a great deal for me . I am somewhat happy for my decisions for changing to a female doctor, i hope she can be more sympathetic towards me & helping me out in anyway she can etc. Well, that's the gist of anything thats new with me, my arm still continues to hurt, but I don't think it will hurt as much during the night time with the new electric blanket :-). My mom, & one of my hubby's cousin both recommended turmeric (pill form) & my mom recommended vitamin D3. So I am hopping those 2 will be much better than the anti-inflammatory medicine I was given , at least those 2 does not have any bad side affects like the Meloxicam 😮. I have been using my left arm a lot (95% of the time) too :-( it's been difficult for me having to use my left arm a lot since I am right handed. Sigh. The only thing I can't do with my left is write , & use the virtual keyboard on my phone & tablet. :-(. The ONLY thing I want for Christmas is MY right arm to get better. Sigh. I am tired of waiting, going to P.T. & on top of that, having to pay a copay to go to honolulu kaiser hospital , i think Kaiser SHOULD pay for all MY fees, cuz it's their fault I am in this condition :-(. !!!! ---- what would you do ( &/or what course of action would you do) if you had my condition?? please help in any opinion you can give me on what's the best course of action to take &/or do if you were in my place?. It seems like I am missing something even though I feel we have tried everything else, & nothing worked. I hope there are better course of action than what we have already done. Please help. P.S. I am sorry for the long story.
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    Sorry to hear that you are in the midst of physical problems. I cannot offer any recommendations to you (I'm not a doctor). But I can share my own experience with a frozen shoulder. When I had that problem myself, I was warned that if I did not get my full shoulder function back within a certain amount of time, I was risking permanent problems with mobility. So, I saw an Orthopedic Surgeon, who gave me a cortisone shot, and I then followed up with Physical Therapy. End result is 99% relief from pain and 99% function.
    Again, that is just MY story, and I'm not recommending it to anyone else since I'm not a medical professional.

    Good luck. I hope you find the medical care you need.
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    Default Re: Hep A Shot...

    Quote Originally Posted by Amati View Post
    Sorry to hear that you are in the midst of physical problems. I cannot offer any recommendations to you (I'm not a doctor). But I can share my own experience with a frozen shoulder. When I had that problem myself, I was warned that if I did not get my full shoulder function back within a certain amount of time, I was risking permanent problems with mobility. So, I saw an Orthopedic Surgeon, who gave me a cortisone shot, and I then followed up with Physical Therapy. End result is 99% relief from pain and 99% function.
    Again, that is just MY story, and I'm not recommending it to anyone else since I'm not a medical professional.

    Good luck. I hope you find the medical care you need.
    Thank you :-) & Thank you for replying back.
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    Unhappy Re: Hep A Shot...

    Should I consult an attorney for this, if so, what kind ? & what shall I look / Google for ?
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    Hi. Sorry I cannot offer anything about seeking (or not) an attorney. Meanwhile, the internet has lots of info on frozen shoulder causes and treatment, maybe you can get some help for that there.
    And I found this website about administering vaccines, there are certain sizes of needles used for different types of vaccines, as well as the size of the patient. There's so much ... stuff... online.
    Last edited by Amati; December 2nd, 2016 at 03:17 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amati View Post
    Hi. Sorry I cannot offer anything about seeking (or not) an attorney. Meanwhile, the internet has lots of info on frozen shoulder causes and treatment, maybe you can get some help for that there.
    And I found this website about administering vaccines, there are certain sizes of needles used for different types of vaccines, as well as the size of the patient. There's so much ... stuff... online.
    Thank you for your reply 👍☺
    Aches & Pains
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    So... NO ONE AT ALL has had the same experience as I have with a frozen shoulder of any kind at all?? 😲 AMAZING!!
    Aches & Pains
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