I am working my way through the pain and the fear and everything else that comes with it. Been at this only since last august. I am at a really low point right now - my left shoulder has bothered me since 2016 which is when my back pain ( was the primary issue) got the best of me. Now thanks to the things I have learned here and all the books I have read, I 've made progress with the back pain. Left shoulder was evaluated by orthopedic surgeon 2016 and he called it "shoulder entrapment syndrome" which relates to the tendon. Now the pain and range of motion are much worse. Cannot lift my arm over my head, behind me or away from my body. I hate to go back to ortho but feel I will have to. I am just finishing Steve O's book - really learned a lot (and laughed a lot). I am in a particularly stressful period right now...being evaluated by cardiology and wearing a 30 day monitor. They are trying to sort out whether the med I am on is too strong or if I need a pacemaker. MD cut the med in half; I wont have the results of this until late Feb. I feel like I start to make progress and then get hit with the next thing. I am so upset and depressed today...I could use some encouragement.