I’ve done construction work all my life. So the aches and pains I would feel after a long day on the job didn’t worry me. I would take a couple of Advil and be okay to go to work the next day. But after years of lifting, sawing, and hammering, I could feel my right shoulder starting to give out. I would have pain all the time-even at rest. And I started to lose strength in my arm. When I started to miss work because of the pain, I knew I needed to do something about it. After talking with my doctor, I decided to have shoulder replacement surgery. The recovery from surgery was long and hard, but I’m back on the job. I even feel good enough on the weekends to make tree houses for the neighborhood kids.