Greetings, I start this new thread because I’m not pre-op status. . . .yet! My left shoulder is compromised due to osteoarthritis which has deteriorated the cartilage in the humeral joint. I’ve had knee and hip replacement on the same side (8 weeks post hip surgery). The first cortisone shot was effective, the second not at all. I plan on calling the OS tomorrow to see if a third is feasible. Even if he proposed surgery right now, I’d rather not due to work (I just missed 6weeks because I’d the hip). Summer would be the soonest, but I’ll likely need the other hip done then. So if anyone has hints on how to manage, I’m all ears. Right now I can raise my arm a little, about shoulder high with effort and a lot of creaking. I don’t lift with it or carry anything. It’s sort of a helper appendage. Sometimes it’s hard to put in earrings, contacts and wash my hair due to the angle but it’s my left arm and I’m a right, so thank goodness for that!