A not so funny thing happened on the way to the kitchen…
About three weeks ago I was doing childcare. The kids were being quiet in the living room…you know that quiet. The where you’re sure that they are up to something. Well I walked in to check on them and all was actually okay. I turned around to head back to the kitchen to finish making lunch when my foot stepped on a canning jar ring. The ring slid. My other foot hit another canning jar ring and I took a tumble. A bad one as I ended up completely turning around and was now faced towards the living room.
Initially I thought I screwed up my wrist and ankle again as they were immediately painful. I nursed them along and they were tolerable after a couple days. Then my shoulder kicked in and started hurting. At the time it happened I didn’t have shoulder pain but the next day I woke up and felt like I had slept on it wrong.
Fast forward through the retreat time and through the next week of childcare. I just couldn’t kick the pain. It started radiating down my arm and even into my neck. By the time last Saturday came along, I was a hurting girl…really hurting.
Then Monday came and I had enough. Kelli watched the childcare kids and made appointment for both the doctor and chiropractor….my news. I screwed up my rotary cuff on my right arm. Not good.
I was given meds and I hate them. The muscle relaxers are awful. I hate the fog I am in from them….
The pain pills don’t do much for the pain.
I have until the end of the week to feel relief or I am suppose to go back in.
I am starting to think I’ll be back in. UGH. I rode with Hubby to an appointment on Tuesday then stopped and had supper. I started tearing up at the table as we waited for our food it hurt so bad. Typically I am not real wimpy. But either I’ve turned into a wimp or there’s more to the story.
Yes I am trying to take it easy…yes to icing it. I am not good at any of those things…but I am trying. Let’s hope it gets a little better…I just can’t stand the constant pain. There is no comfortable place for my arm to sit. I just hate it.
I know everyone will tell me not to worry about it but I’m starting to think that this wedding quilt might not get done in time. I can’t sit for long time sewing anymore. The strain is too much. I did sew this morning for a half hour and the arm did good. I think I’ll just have to do a few sessions of a half hour. Sitting at the computer is hard on my shoulder too.
So there you have it…that’s my shoulder saga and my not so funny thing that happened on the way to the kitchen.