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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Update on the Update That Was Updated!!


Well I just got back from the doctor, and here is the prognosis: severe tendenitis, arthritis, and narrowing of the something that I don't remember what he said.  Then he showed me where all these are located on my arm and shoulder, and gave me my options. First, a steroid shot. Forget that, they'd have to pick my fainted body off the floor. Second, take steroids for nine days, there we go, I can do that, if the syptoms worsen or don't seem to be getting any better during that time, I will have to go have an MRI done to see if it is the rotor cuff. You were right on with that one Lola! I told him I'd do that, and during that time I can do basically nothing with my left arm. NO lifting, crafts, driving, riding in the car, nothing!! I'm not supposed to use the computer unless I can comfortably type with one hand.  The great thing about all of that!? NO dishes!!!!! My husband will be slave to the kitchen, I will have to supervise though to be sure he is loading the dishwasher properly, I'm very picky about that!  And NO laundry!!  And NO cleaning the toilet or scouring the sinks!! Dear Hubby gets a taste of it all, and I get to be the boss! Ah life is wonderful. The pain in my arm is transfered to my pain in the.....well maybe I won't go that far, but after all he is retired and now he gets to see life on the other side of the fence. And he is a good sport.  On the down side, I get to walk around smelling like Pepto Bismal from the cream I must put on my arm, and up the hotflashes from having my arm glued to the heating pad.  but hey! It's worth it to be rid of it!

9 comments:

Kim said...

I'm glad you found something out about your shoulder. I know the steroid shots aren't fun, but they've done wonders for my knees and heals! I'll keep my fingers crossed that the steroids work and you'll soon be feeling well enough to clean the toilets!

Diane said...

Life's looking up, isn't it Laurie, in more ways than one. Enjoy being pampered and enjoy it while you can.

Jayne said...

Oh, I do hope it's not the rotator cuff Laurie. I'll pray that the steroids kick in and all will be healing soon! Enjoy your "time off" and take it easy. :c)

Marilyn Miller said...

Hope you are better very soon. It is no fun to not be able to do those crafty things you love to do.

Pat Winter said...

No toilets? You are a lucky gal, LOL. I am glad you are on the road to healing, hang in there, it may be a long one. Just don't hurry the process, I mean....no toilet cleaning????
Take care,
Smiles,Pat...did you get your refund?????? Please let me know when you can.

Lois said...

Hi Lauarie.
Hmmm....couldn't you think of a less painful way to get out of cleaning the toilets?
Ouch.....I know how much the tendonitius and arthritis is so I feel really bad for you.
No fun for sure!
I hope the steroids help.
Take care!
Lois

Utah Grammie said...

Hmmmm...I may have to look into this falling out of a chair thing as a way to get out of the nastly little jobs I love to hate!
Seriously, I'm glad you are healing ans hope that you continue on with this whole process with the joy and grace that you've showed so far :-)

Karen said...

Hope you are doing better soon! Thanks for popping over to visit me!

Melinda Cornish said...

I hope it works!!! sending up a prayer for you.....