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October 2018 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

October 2018 - Newsletter Video Blog Summary

October 2018

This October I had my second rotator cuff surgery at

the American Hospital Dubai.

Many thanks to the nursing staff for their care and support.

My Fairtrade journey was tweeted by Chief Executive of the World Fairtrade Organization Enrich Sahan and

Michael Sarcauga. 

I was nominated for a Social Impact Award by Anj Handa at Inspiring Women Change makers, UK.

 

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What is a Rotator Cuff Tear/Injury?

Definition and Video/s

What is a rotator cuff and tear?

 

What is a frozen shoulder?

 

 

Rotator Cuff Surgery at the American Hospital Dubai, UAE

Week 1 -  Monday 1st October 2018 at the American Hospital Dubai, UAE

Sabeena Ahmed before rotator cuff left shoulder surgery at the American Hospital Dubai October 1st 2018

Me sedated before my second awful rotator cuff left shoulder surgery at the American Hospital Dubai, October 1st 2018

 

After two rotator cuff surgeries I thought I'd share my experience.

My first surgery was relatively easy and the healing process slow but steady.

My second surgery has been far more challenging and difficult. 

The pain has been constant preventing me from having a good nights sleep.

I have struggled with pain management.

 Pain relief tablets for my shoulder surgery October 2018

I weaned myself off Co-Codamol, Ibruprofen, and Tramal after the first 4 days of surgery. These tablets cause severe constipation, nausea and drowsiness. 

The pain has been so intense I cried myself to sleep from exhaustion.

It was recommended by my orthopedic surgeon Dr Toma's Nau that I complete a course of Suplasyn injections to rejuvenate muscle tissue.

Suplasyn injections for my shoulder surgery experimental - October 2018

The first course was injected in both shoulders during my second surgery.

The symptoms of these injections have been intense pain, sleep deprivation, sweating and hot flushes. 

 

Alternative medicine and therapy

Deep Heat patches have been a God send.

Deep Heat patches pain relief for my shoulder surgery

Panadol Joint pain capsules have worked well dulling pain for up to 4 hours.

Infrared Massager has revigorated circulation in my shoulder reducing pain for a few hours.

In-fared Heat massager -  pain relief for my shoulder surgery

I am hoping to attend Acupuncture sessions in the future and will keep you updated.

Physiotherapy sessions will be conducted once my pain levels decrease.

MORE UPDATES TO FOLLOW...

 

WFTO Tweets My Fairtrade Journey

Sabeena Ahmed fair trade campaigner, educator and social entrepreneur founder of The Little Fair Trade Shop

I was very grateful when Chief Executive of the World Fair Trade Organization Enrich Sahan and Communications Manager Michael Sarcauga tweeted my fairtrade journey blog.

Thank you for supporting the Fair Trade movement of the United Arab Emirates.

You can  read the tweet here

  

 

Nominated for Social Impact Award at the Inspiring Women Change makers Awards

Sabeena Ahmed and The Little Fair Trade Shop - LOVE sign modelling the totally bobbles pink fair trade breast cancer bag

This month I am honoured to be nominated for the Social Impact Award at the Inspiring Women Change makers Awards UK 2018.

Many thanks and success to Anj Handa Founder of Inspiring Women Change makers for supporting me.

You can read her tweet here. 

 

Thank you reading my blog and supporting fair trade wherever you are.

Sabeena X

 

Further Reading and Links

Rotator Cuff

Frozen Shoulder

American Hospital Dubai

WFTO

My Fairtrade Journey

Inspiring Women Change makers Awards 




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