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I'd like to say that I had something done this past weekend but that isn't so.  I came down with burcitis in my shoulder the week before. Major bummer.  It was bad enough that I gave in and went to the hospital.  I got my perscriptions and off I went.  I enjoyed the pain pills, they let me sleep.  The anti-inflamatory, not so much.  I got sick from those and I had to work as well. My dept. manager was on vacation, another worker already off work for playing with fireworks on the 4th of July, so those that were left got to hear me complaining about stomach pains and cramps as well as burping which I'm sure they found entertaining as well.  Gave up on the anti-inflamatory pills and made an appointment with my family doctor. 

For the most part I like the doctor, he doesn't really give me a bad time about my "bad" habits and I see him as little as possible.  Apparently the last time was almost five years ago.  He explained to me that I needed regular checkups.  I explained to him that the last time I was in for my Arthritis that he wouldn't let me quit my job.  I was informed that I still couldn't quit my job.  He wanted me to go for physical therapy and I said no, I'm just too tired after work and my feet need to rest.  He gave me two weeks off work to rest my shoulder and to go to the physical therapy.  Hummm I may need to find a new doctor.  I start the PT tomorrow with the condition that I told him, if he was giving me two weeks off work that I would be working on my quilting.  I almost have the Mariner compass quilt finished, I'm not letting my shoulder stop that one. My doctor was objecting to that but then I explained that it was on a longarm and I could use just my left arm to work with.  I'm not sure he went for that one.  If my shoulder isn't better in two weeks I have to see another doctor for injections of cortizone.  Been there done that one the first time my shoulder flaired up and I don't really care for that appointment.  So with any luck by the end of my time off work I should get most of the quilting finished with shoulder intact.

It's going to be a long boring two weeks for me but I'm sure I can find something to do that won't require alot of use of my shoulder.  I sent DD a message about time off work and asked if Aiden could come out and play with me.  She said no. :o(   Her DH is a PT and they won't let me have him because although he walks, runs, and climbs, I can't pick him up.

Sigh, I guess I will go shopping instead......


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Comment by Kathy/WA on July 30, 2014 at 12:48pm

I am behaving myself.  Had first PT this morning and appointments for the limit my insurance covers.  Spent some time outside "resting" my shoulder in the sunshine and getting my tan.  Will be doing the ice pack soon enough.

Comment by Shannon, ON on July 30, 2014 at 11:58am

oh kathy be careful with that shoulder and get some PT. i have a recurring rotator cuff issue that i aggravated at the gym. got excited at my progress and added too much weight thinking " i can do this"!. duh. not. i left it for a long time taking advil here and there. well i have developed scar tissue from not attending to it. so the scar/adhesions have to be broken up which is SOOOO painful.... next time i will not wait so long before PT. do not want surgery for frozen shoulder!! enjoy your time. get your aiden time another way. maybe a walk with his stroller? :o) try and avoid the steroids and get the PT instead.

Comment by Barb/WI on July 29, 2014 at 6:06pm

Ouch...sorry to hear you're hurting!  This shoulder issue could really test your patience, it is an area that can take a while to heal.  Hang in there, and listen to your dr., and the p.t. angels.

Comment by Kathy/WA on July 29, 2014 at 4:23pm

Ok so the worst thing I've done so far today is buy some material at the LQS and ran over to moms house to unlock the door for her.


Comment by Pam/NY on July 29, 2014 at 1:21pm

Bad Kathy...you'll be sorry if you don't rest that shoulder...that area always takes longer to heal. Your SIL must come in handy on therapy. Be Good...

Comment by Rebecca Sundberg on July 29, 2014 at 9:11am

Sorry you're having problems with your shoulder.  But retail therapy would help for sure! LOL.

Comment by Irene Gallway on July 29, 2014 at 9:03am

Kathy, sorry to hear of your pain and suffering.  When I was on my back for six weeks I did a lot of reading. I have quilt books that I bought and stored on a shelf so I spent my time reading through them and dreaming of the day when I would be well enough to get back to sewing. I am feeling much better and sewing up a storm.  Sometimes we have to get sick to slow down.  I also read a couple of books and I don't know when the last time I took the time to open a book.  Hope your better soon.

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