Just wanted to get a quick update out there as I’ve been MIA
About a week ago, I woke up with this intense pain in my shoulder
It radiated from the right side of my neck, down my arm, and even into my hand
It mostly hurts in my shoulder though
I can barely use my right arm
I can barely lift it at all due to the intense pain in my shoulder
Now I wish I had some great story to tell as to why this happened
Like…I was lifting weights at the gym and tore something
Or I was lifting a box in the garage and pulled something
As is SO TYPICAL OF ME
I went to bed and woke up
THAT IS IT
Almost every injury I have ever had in life has no reasonable basis LOL
When I fractured a bone in my foot years ago
It was because I stood up
That was it
I just stood up
(Of course I was over 400 pounds at the time and the weight was crushing me)
I had the same experience when I got a meniscus tear in the back of my knee a few years ago
I don’t remember it happening
I just woke up and my knee felt messed up
Before long I couldn’t even walk
So here I am again
I go to bed totally fine
And I wake up in excruciating pain totally unable to move my arm!!
I wonder sometimes if an alternate personality is doing ninja moves in the night and not telling me
I just have no explanation!!
To make matters worse, I just recently changed my health insurance
And it turns out I am no longer able to see the doctor I have had for the past 8 years
The new doctor is totally packed and I had zero luck getting in to see them
So I went to Urgent care….twice….because it was SO painful!
They told me that I either pulled a muscle or pinched a nerve
And the only thing I can do is take pain medication, anti inflammatory meds, ice it
So that’s what I am doing
Minus the heavy pain meds
If I had surgery and I knew I was going to be taking pain meds for 2 or 3 days
I would do it
But since this seems to have an indefinite mystery time period attached to it
I decided to rough it out with Aleve
Trust me….it wasn’t easy turning down some good looking prescription pain pills
Especially when my shoulder is KILLING ME and I have virtually no use of my arm
But I figure with my type of history, it would take me less than a week to get hooked on pain pills
One thing I have learned about myself over the course of this journey
Is that I am the unfortunate owner of an “addictive personality”
If something has potential addictive components to it
Then I’m probably going to get hooked on it!!
Because this is oddly enough the way my brain operates!
I mean really….if I can get hopelessly hooked on sugar
And give that up only to find alcohol trying to sucker me in
Then do I really need to mess around with prescription pain pills?
So I’m going with Plan B
But it hasn’t been easy
I’m super grateful that my daughter Savannah (who is now in college and drives) has been helping me out tremendously
I mean it’s hard for me to even drive the car!
So as of the moment it’s a wait-and-see thing
I may try the chiropractor although I’m a little worried to try that as I’ve never been before
My daughter has been and highly recommended it
I’m just afraid to make anything worse
This of course has put a wrench in my plans
It’s always a battle when you find yourself hurt and unable to work out in your usual manner
Especially when I just had gotten back into my groove
But this is the game
You have to take the hits as they come and find a way to keep going
To be honest even typing is a bit uncomfortable!
SO….if anyone has experienced this before and has any advice
I am all ears!!!!
In the meantime, I will keep hanging on!