I last told you about my shoulder on November 24th. I had said that my shoulder was good…and it was until shortly after Christmas and this little dog wanted to jump into my bed.
You might remember that I told you she used to jump into my bed all the time and now doesn’t. So I got out of bed and decided to lift her into bed. I got a hold of her and started lifting. She suddenly squirmed and I though I was going to drop her….then something went wrong in my arm.
Just like that…my arm pain was back! My arm wasn’t happy. I toughed it out for a couple days and finally remembered how hard it was to get in to see her. I figured I might as well call, make the appointment with my doctor and if for some reason it was better by the time the appointment came around I’d cancel the appointment.
It turns out I called and they asked if I could be there at 12:45pm. SURE! I started scrambling as I had to figure out what to do with the childcare kids. It would be over nap time that I was gone so Karl could manage the kids….and he did.
Kelli was in town so she met me at the doctor’s office and went with me. Well, we learned nothing. I couldn’t get another round of cortisone. There really wasn’t anything they could do for me. I asked to be referred on to the specialist in Lacrossse and she was fine with that…
I was so disappointed. I thought there was hope for my arm. The first available appointment in Lacrosse was February 20th. At the time, that was SIX weeks away. Oh my. I didn’t know how I was going to deal with that.
The doctor I saw said my best hope would be if that bicep tendon would snap and release….She said I would be pain free and all okay if it did. In fact, if the surgeon saw me he would probably recommend cutting that tnedon and would be done surgically.
I whizzed back to childcare. The kids were just waking so I started in on diaper changes, thanked Karl and was back working. All of the childcare kiddos went home but Carver was still here. He was being terrible….definitely not the sweet little guy in this picture……
I have a cupboard that he tries to get into that I don’t want him in. There are toys in there but they are buckets and there lots of pieces in each bucket. He will dump them all out and walk away. He did just that. I cleaned it up and he went right back to the cupboard. I distracted him with a different toy but he was up and went right for the cupboard again. I redirected him and told him no again. Nope…he went right back there again. I decided enough was enough. He was getting one swat on his butt if he did it again. It was after hours and was the grandam now-not the childcare provider…His mom and dad both told me to give him one swat if he needed it…yep I decided he was getting one swat on his diapered butt if he was back in my cupboard again. Sure enough. He did. I swatted him once on the butt..and with that, my arm/shoulder was just fine.
Carver didn’t cry but he did look at me a little different….I was looking at him a little different too. My arm was all better. What just happened?
Over the next few days I noticed a bruise on my arm at the bicep muscle and the arm was sore but it was a different soreness.
This all happened about three weeks ago…and where is my arm now? Just fine. No pain. Discomfort, yes but not the pain I previously had. I still don’t have a good range of motion but it’s livable….and did Carver go in the cupboard again? Yes but if I say no and close the doors, he doesn’t repeated go back there time after time after time. I think we were both cured.
So do I keep my appointment in Lacrosse. I’ve debated about that. As of now I think yes. The Doctor is so hard to get in to see. I kind of feel uncomfortable telling the whole story as I know society and many of you likely frown on giving my grandson one swat….but I kind of want an answer as to why this could have happened with my arm…AND most importantly if I need to see him later on, I will already be considered his patient so I would get in quicker…oh my.
So that’s the the next chapter in the saga of my arm/shoulder. I did try my arm out on the quilting machine and did two small quilts in one day….that’s going to be a no-no from on. I was sore for several days after that. I can only do one quilt in a day from now on….ugh. But I can do it and my arm bounced back to good again.