He discovered after taking MRI's and thoroughly testing and examining me that my right shoulder joint needed shoulder replacement surgery because it was bone-on-bone. That made me realize I had to do something about it right away. During one of my consultations with Dr. Magovern I told him that I felt I was just a bit too old for surgery, and he said, "You're never too old!" He talked about how I was in good health and that my age didn't mean that I couldn't have surgery. I also have a 42- year-old daughter who knows so much about this new technical stuff and that medicine isn't like it used to be when I was growing up. My daughter said, "Mom, no one goes around in pain like that. Doctors have all new things and you don't have to worry." I also talked to other women who have had more surgeries than I would ever think to have—on their hips and their knees and whatever—and they were so happy they'd done it. I said, "Wow, what am I waiting for?" I decided to have the surgery and ever since I haven't regretted it.
I had some pain one morning in the hospital after surgery because I accidentally didn't take my pain medicine. You need that right after surgery! Other than that I haven't had one bad day or night since. I'm already going to therapy and the therapists are just awesome. They are really, really good at working with me and I am able to do all kinds of things now. I can give people high fives and so forth.