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!


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.