Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Pain in the Shoulder

I have fallen down on the job of aiming to be "iron commenter." I hurt my shoulder last week Tuesday. I thought I pulled a muscle, nothing too bad. But, the pain kept getting worse and worse and worse. Yesterday I picked up Luv Bug and almost fell down from the pain. I have never hurt a joint or broken anything so this was a pain I had never experienced. And, the mystery of what happened was getting to me. I went to the doctor who then sent me for x-rays. I have rotator cuff tendinitis. Apparently my shoulder was almost "frozen" which is extremely painful and recovery time is 6-8 months. If I hadn't gone in yesterday, that would have been my prognosis. I got a shot of cortizone and instructions on icing and heat and exercises to do for 3 weeks until I go back for a check-up.

It was a little depressing being asked more than once before the x-rays," Are you pregnant? Any chance of being pregnant?" Little did they know what a difficult question that was for me. I sighed and said, "No, not a chance." A mental blow to an already exhausting day.

My husband said I got my injury from blogging to much! He is beginning to hate my computer. Even though he is sitting watching sports while I am on the laptop. I didn't do anything fun or exciting to get this injury so I'm telling people I received it from training for a triathlon. A much better explanation.

11 comments:

Stacey said...

That sounds very painful! I'm glad you had it treated early. Good luck with the triathlon! LOL :)

Barefoot said...

Ugh, the dreaded x-ray/pregnant question. I had a back x-ray a few months ago on CD1. I almost screamed at the poor tech when he asked "Are you sure?" YESSS!

I'm glad you caught the tendonitis before it was completely frozen. I hope the steroids are doing as much good for you as they did for A-Rod. :)

mrsmoore08 said...

I hate that xray question! I avoid the dentist at all cost for that very reason! I hope you get to feeling better!

Beautiful Mess said...

Ooohh can I use that excuse too? Even though my muscles hurt from cleaning? I hope your shoulder gets better soon. Sorry you had a rough day.
*HUGS*

Noah's Mommy said...

Sorry to hear about your injury...and wow what a recovery time...I hope you start feeling better soon...sending you good thoughts....and some SITS love

MC said...

Ouch on the pain! Not fun at all. Though, your husband's comment is somewhat funny!

And yes, the x-ray question. Ick. As if we need more reminders, right?

(ICLW)

Kristin said...

Ouch...glad you went in when you did. A good friend of mine had a similar injury that she ignored and her recovery has taken over a year.

Taylor said...

Thanks for letting me know about this blog! What a great idea. I think getting the word out about IF is so great!

Juls said...

Ouch!
Thanks for stopping by my blog... We love to get crazee over in my parts... Coming up for my 100th post, I'm just asking for people to share stories of "Why I'm Crazee" it can be quirky things you do...crazee stories, etc.. I'm going to put up a Mr. Linky (probably tomorrow) and everyone can share their stories.

I will definitely check out your non-profit website.. :-)

Lucy said...

I hate it when they ask that too! "Yea, I'm sure. Thanks." Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog yesterday! ICLW

carrie said...

I'm sorry to hear about your injury - and the question. I hate that question. I recently cancelled an appt to avoid it lol. I miss when I was be able to answer with a simple "no".. well, one that didn't sting.

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