I have been dealing with this shoulder injury since December and I am really sick of it. So far there have been x-rays, an MRI scan, electric shock therapy, ultrasound therapy, physical therapy, and now cortisone injections. The MRI scan shows tendonitis and bursitis. The first cortisone injection did relieve some of the swelling. I have recently had my second cortisone shot with the hopes that this will heal, and the shoulder is almost in a normal position now that I have had a second shot. The pain and weakness are still there. The part of my rotor cuff that is injured does not allow my arm to lift outwards. I can still curl 50lb dumbbells and do push-ups, but if I try to lift a gallon of milk off of the dining room table, or lift anything over my head, I can’t do it. The things that really bother me about the injury are not being able to work on my house (which is in serious need of remodeling) and not being able to ride my motorcycle. I have been working with my bicycle to rebuild some strength, but it’s not the same as jumping on a motorcycle and riding. On a motorcycle I can jump on and in four and half hours I could be in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In just over six hours I could be in Omaha, Nebraska, or Ontario, Canada. For now I ride the bicycle trails in Minneapolis and surrounding areas, waiting for some more strength to return so I can feel confident about returning to riding my motorcycle.