I had today off. It wasn’t a fun day….well that’s not exactly true. I had the day off to go to the doctor in Lacrosse, which isn’t fun…BUT Kelli and Kayla went with me which is wonderfully fun AND we thrifted LOTS.
First off my shoulder is what took me to Lacrosse. It’s still not good. It has been bad for about 15 month minus two months time when cortisone shots gave me a little relief but other then that…not too good. It wakes me in the night. OFTEN. So many things are a struggle for me to do…shaving my arm pits, pulling up my pants, folding laundry, getting cups out of the cupboard and driving are right at the top of the list.
I’ve been told I have a tear in my tendon. There are a couple scenarios with surgery. One puts me out of commission for a few weeks. The other for a few months. The thought is that he can go in, snip the tendon and repin it…that wouldn’t be a big deal. The bigger problem is that they check the rotartor cuff when they are in there. If something is bad, they fix it then. Then…I’d be out for much longer. I’d have lots of weight restrictions and all. That all sounds not so good and not so fun. He said to really feel better with that, it can take a year. OH MY WORD. Yuck. I’d love some advice from any of you have done this. I am SUCH a terrible patient. No right arm use for me would be really hard. I have no benefits that give me sick leave or anything like that…so I’d have to try to figure out how to work some.
But enough of all of that. Let’s get to the fun.
Kayla wanted to the the thrift tour of NE Iowa and we did. We stopped in all the towns that we knew of that have thrift stores….at least the ones between here and Lacrosse. We also stopped at Uncommonplace in Hokah, MN. Kayla found some goodies….
We hit an AWESOME garage sale too. We had the pick up LOADED. Poor Kayla had to ride home with a box between her legs. See?
What do you do when you have a thrifter heart. We did awesome!! I felt a little bad for Kelli, she’s a trooper but the thrifting doesn’t excite her quite as much as it does us.
I’ll share some of our finds coming up…for now, I need to make some supper and get to bed. I slept terribly last night I had banged my shoulder before bed and it was not happy at all. I need some sleep before I tackle the hard work of deciding what to do with my shoulder. Seriously, if any one you had stories or advice to share, that would be great. Thanks in advance.