1 Wade H 1 week ago I used my body rigorously during my youth, and I'm paying for it as I gracefully age (I'm 59 years old). I tore both of my rotator cuffs and had them repaired (the left side twice) at various times during my younger years. My right rotator cuff had been torn in about Y2k, and repaired a few years later. I got a lot of service out of the repair, until recently. About six months ago, it began to come undone, it started hurting and having a progressive loss of motion. About a month ago, I started having electricity running from the shoulder to my right index finger and thumb. I sought medical attention and was just getting the ball rolling when on Friday, March 13th (Friday the 13th!), I was reaching for something and my right shoulder popped and my arm collapsed to my side. There was a rush of pain, and by that night a large purple bruse began to form on my upper arm, becoming quite large (4"x8"), purple and black, over the weekend. I couldn't lift my right arm more than a few inches. I made an urgent appointment with my orthopedics doctor, who looks after my spinal issues (it was the practice that I could be seen the soonest), and I was seen on Tuesday, March 17th. The spinal Doc put in an urgent consult with the CORE institute, to see a shoulder surgeon. I saw Dr Jesse Anderson at the CORE institute on Thursday, March 19. He took some x-rays, and during the consultation we discussed what had happened. He showed me that my humerus (the large upper arm bone) was way too high out of the cup it was supposed to be in. It was bone to bone against the bottom side of the collar bone and shoulder bone joint. There was a lot of white showing (arthritis), indicating that this had been rubbing together for a long time, and the rest of the rotator cuff had finally come undone.Long story short, regular rotator cuff surgery isn't an option. I need a full shoulder replacement. Dr. Anderson doesn't do replacements, so I've been referred to the shoulder replacement team in the same practice. I'm awaiting a call for an appointment to see the shoulder replacement surgeon. Right now, the CORE institute is still taking necessary appointments, routine follow ups have been asked to reschedule unless there is a problem.After all the problems I've gone through with my back, this is just another bump in the road of getting older. The good news is that I can still play the guitar! As long as I have my guitars, anything the universe throws at me is doable. There will be a short down time after the surgery, but that is doable as well. It may be a little while before surgery can be done, because all elective (non life threatening) surgery has been suspended due to the Covid-19 outbreak.