Friday, January 24, 2014

Whew, just in time...............

I have been missing from here for a little bit. This frozen shoulder has been extremely problematic. Driving, wiping one's bottom and getting dressed were only some of the non fun. I could only type a word or two before I would have to get up and swing my arm around like a side of beef. And then as soon as I would stop moving it.....it would freeze again.


I have been to see my 20 something year friend and chiropractor 4 times in the past 3 weeks. Some relief each time but by the next morning.....ouch and the ice pack. My friend is in the process of selling his practice and he and his wife will be taking off to the wilds of Washington state. (that's a joke of course). That is where his wife would like to call home again and Steve is such a good heart and wants to make his lady happy.

I on the other hand have been feeling sad because, who else is going to listen to my aches and complaints and not think I'm just an olde biddy with a nagging problem (literally and figuratively)? Well luckily yesterday I found that the young man who is buying into the practice is also a kind, hands on healer.

He still has a way to go to knowing all of my quirks but he did a bang up job of getting my wing back to a tolerable level of discomfort. I got ultrasound and acupuncture. Did this body good. At least I can move my fingers on the keyboard just in time to type my blog for Grow Your Blog tomorrow.

Whew, that was close because believe it or not, as much as I love my family, they would never have put up with all the writes and rewrites I do when writing a blog....just for you. Until today, I never knew what a mess I am when it comes to getting the story just right.....and then I find a typo or worse, I think of something to add.

So I'm off to rest the arm and then walk on my treadmill. That's something else that is difficult to accomplish when you can't swing your arm naturally.....

Announcemet: growing old, ain't for chickens.

Thank you for tuning in.

11 comments:

  1. every time my granddaughters find it necessary to tell me I'm old, I tell them they should be as lucky. it's said with love of course, but all the same, I do not understand why they feel the need to remind me all the time!

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  2. I have a problem with my shoulder, I don't have full rotational movement and tingling nerve issues in my upper forearm. Once a year I receive a cortizone shot in my shoulder and after a week or so the pain goes away and stays away for about a year. My doctor says the shots shouldn't be doing anything but I swear it works for me. You might discuss this with your doctor.

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  3. Oh I so sympathize with your frozen shoulder. Amazing how many things you need it for. Mine isn't frozen (yet) and I am trying to keep it that way but it sure hurts. Finally got the girls in a bra yesterday for a luncheon. Dressing is not fun and undressing is even worse. Hope your new guy can fix you soon.
    I found this site (http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/PDFs/Rehab_Shoulder_5.pdf) that has some helpful and gentle exercises that have really helped me.

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  4. Oh my goodness. That is awful that it's been that bad for this long. It's amazing how much we take for granted when all of the sudden we can't do those things anymore. I don't know about you, but I'm ready to take things for granted again. ;) I'm glad the new chiropractor full bod healer is very good. I don't get to see my chiropractor very often because it's a long drive and I don't drive too far too often. Now my lower back is out. I was bending down to take photos of the little mice I made inside Kettle's house and POP! My lumbar when caflooey and I froze. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. The pain runs right into my caboose and down both legs. I've been adjusted but will need more and some massage too. You're right, growing old ain't for chickens. I wish you fast healing and ease of pain, my friend. Keeping you and that bum arm of yours in my thoughts and well wishes, Bird

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  5. Oma Linda, I feel for you! Mom is having some problems right now! She has had blood taken, xrays, and an ultra sound, done on her hands and shoulder! She has very bad arthritis. We are going to see a specialist soon! What you were talking about in the beginning, is what my mom said today! She said, you know it's bad, when you can't wipe your ass! LOL! Please take care! Mom and I are sending big healing hugs ;o)

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  6. A frozen shoulder is a real pain in the ass, to mix metaphors. I hope your good progress continues on a steady upward course!

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  7. My dear neighbour also had a frozen shoulder - she had a cortizone shot and now this 70 yr old has a 39 year shoulder. I myself, had rotator cuff surgery and a tear in the rotator cuff itself, had surgery and I now have a 29 year old shoulder. Its got a lotta catching up to do to catch up to the rest of my body. ha,ha I am glad you have found another taking over the practice that you feel good with Oma Linda. I am all for natural medicine and healing, until it doesn't work. Glad you are back and I have some catching up to do myself, as I have been in city attending to family business. Cheers n have a nice day, eh :)

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  8. Awww, sorry your wing is still ickeddy :( Hope the new doc will be able to give you relief and healing. I'm sure the cold weather doesn't help either... I'm sooo ready for Spring!

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  9. You know I am sad about your arm and shoulder, etc but glad you are getting better. What a lucky young doctor to have you to break him in and set him straight!

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  10. I know how painful that is. Speak to your chiro about Aggressive Release Therapy (ART). It was the only thing that worked for mine.. but it takes a long time.

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  11. I hope he continues to help ease things!

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