Its not alot of pain at all, but it hurts sometimes a decent amount and then it goes away. For a short moment I have some pain, (several seconds) then the pain goes away again. I'm wondering if this is normal or if I'm always going to have pain with this injury. I still cannot sleep on my left side, due to the strain on the shoulder.
Five months is not very long to heal an orthopedic injury. As previously stated:
- Talk to your doctor
- FULLY describe the activities that cause discomfort
- FULLY describe the nature of the discomfort
- Listen to what your doctor says and follow his/her recommendations
- Make your peace with the fact that there are no guarantees
...or don't. That's what I would do if I wanted to address the problem in a way most likely to result in a positive outcome (which does not necessarily mean "no more pain ever"). What you do is up to you.