zird is the word (lizardek) wrote,
zird is the word

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I was going to post this week, more than once, but have been prevented by massive flare-up of the inflammation in my arm & shoulder I've been dealing with now for what feels like years. Pinched nerve two years ago started the whole thing and it has never really gone away completely, coming back with painful regularity.

This time it started hurting last week and by Thursday was so painful I left work after lunch. My arm was totally useless, no strength in it and stabbing pain constant; worse when I tried to move my arm either in front of or behind me. Makes it fun to go to the bathroom, I can tell you.

I went to work on Friday, the eternal optimist, but after only 2 hours gave up and retreated home again to medicate. Thank goodness Martin still had a box left of his codeine painkillers from HIS arm...I've been stoned all weekend, mostly sleeping and trying not to move my left arm. Not easy, considering it's my dominant arm, which I use for writing, lifting, eating, EVERYTHING.

I had to cancel the appointment I made in haste at the naprapat on Friday, couldn't even consider someone touching, much less manipulating, the arm at that point, and called to get another appointment with the doctor I saw in the early summer. No times on Friday, sadly, but I have an appointment on Monday at 11:45 and expect he will give me a cortisone shot. Which, though I've heard removes the pain instantly, I've also heard about how much the shot itself hurts and am really not looking forward to it, even if the pain of the shot can't compare at all to the pain the arm has been causing me all week. UGH.

So my planned post about 10 books that have stayed with me (tagged by Bethany) is still in the can since typing this is the most I have been at the computer in 4 days.

More soon, I hope, when I am pain-free again!
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