I'm just coming up to my first anniversary, and I still occasionally have neck or shoulder pain. I've concluded that it will either go away or it won't. At least I'm lucky enough that the pain is relatively minor. It hurts to turn around to back up the car, but most of the time it is dormant. I just deal with it and eventually it goes away for a while.
Much worse things could plague me. . .
Go Class of 2011!
9 Years in The Waiting Room, then on February 28, 2011,
AVR with 23mm Edwards Bovine Pericardial Tissue Valve, Model 3300TFX, Pacemaker - Boston Scientific Altrua 60 DDDR IS-1 and CABG (LIMA-LAD) at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago by Dr. Patrick McCarthy and the most wonderful team of professionals I could ask for.