Quote Originally Posted by susancook View Post
I wonder whether a pain....like thoracic pain is related to my shoulder or spine problems.
Thats a tough one. You also have (SCI) spinal cord injury which can create (CNP) Central Neuropathic Pain.

At some point, you "could" pursue a (BCI) brain computer interface to try to reduce your pain....
https://jneuroengrehab.biomedcentral...984-019-0588-7

But with the current COVID-19 situation, you have to assume that any person can be a carrier which pretty much puts things at a standstill right now. (smug face)

I never had any doubts on your shoulder. Shoulders wear out, and there are twice as many of them. When I did my shoulder surgery, they had me in PT right away. Moving the shoulder was important as they didnt want it freezing up. Walking the wall was one of the stretches I remember. You take your fingers and walk them up a wall for the stretch. It gets tight when you go high....

Spine is complicated. So are viruses.

I am also self isolating. And no visitors. I wont let anyone in my home. Outside trips are now critical decisions....

Remember "The Andromeda Strain?" 1971. Michael Crichton That was a good one....
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Andromeda_Strain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut9ejKRuni0

25 years ago, I was flat broke when I bought my first microscope....It was about $9000, and that company carried me interest free. I had to have it since I was going to go crazy without it, plain and simple. Of course my optics expenditures increased from that point on. (smiley face)

I hope your ambulatory struggles are not overly taxing in your mind....As you know, it takes a very special person to overcome these sorts of things. You do have that special ability....just wanted to remind you. Scoliosis patients have this ability...

Ed