Friday, May 16, 2008

Is there a flaming arrow sticking out of my back??

Photo by jonathan_moreau

I have pinched or inflamed or perhaps insulted a trigger point in my shoulder blade. It burns so bad and twinges all the way down to my elbow like I've been hitting my funny bone over and over again.

I dropped the in-laws off at the airport yesterday and called the doctor on the way back home. Thank God for living in a small town. You can get in to the doctor right away and get treatment immediately.

He shot me up with steroids and Lanocaine and I immediately felt a bit better. At least my toes uncurled and my eyeballs stopped rolling up into my head when the pain came. Driving like that is not safe!

But this morning I have the expected bruise from the injection. I think the doc replaced the flaming arrow with a bullet hole.

Photo by narisa

This is going to take a couple of days.

In the meantime, typing and sewing are tough since my arm jerks randomly and I fling coffee (or Diet Coke) all over myself. Be patient with me. I will be back to my normal ornery self soon!

4 comments:

Celticspirit said...

Hey you sound like you're falling apart like me! I've had shoulder pain that comes and goes for quite some time. Then I hurt my elbow on the other arm and it felt all hot and painful. Luckily it's gone now.
Oh I do have one very important question?
What are you doing drinking diet coke?!?! haha
Peace to you, Barb

barefoot gardener said...

Ouch! Could it be the sew-ers version of tennis elbow?

Lisa said...

Barb~ I jut knew as soon as I posted that comment, that YOU would catch it! Yes, I still drink DC, but no nearly as much. And don't tell me you don't drink any at all!

Sarah ~ i think this is the old white lady's version of being her own Mexican laborer!! how can i be getting so old on the outside when I'm only 24 on the inside??

Penny said...

Lisa, you are too much!! Sounds like a massage is in order! No joke, I bet it would help.