Or the shoulder, to be more precise, is being removed this week. While I often wore my bump, the result of a bicycle crash a couple of years ago, with athletic pride it is time for it to go. Aesthetically, I could live with it, but it has been making me increasingly more uncomfortable for the last 9 or 10 months so I'm sucking it up and going under the knife. When I originally separated my shoulder, I had no idea that a body could be so thrown out of whack without breaking a bone - seems that muscles and tendons are pretty damn important to the whole structural integrity of a body. The surgery is scheduled as an outpatient thing and hopefully I'll be given only local anesthesia since pharmaceuticals are not my favorite thing. Either way, I'm trying adjust to the idea of being a bit (?) incapacitated for the next 6 weeks or so and hope that my inability to exercise doesn't result in more extreme modes of stress relief. Like hari-kari. Maybe the pain pills will be beneficial after all. Have any of you had a similar injury? Any suggestions for helping the healing process?