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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The doctor is often to be feared more than the disease. ~ French proverb
I love Dearest; I do not love his stamps. They have taken over my living room. Notice something else. The long trestles are high & what likes to sleep on things high & airy from which one can have a bird's eye view of their surroundings? Yep. *sigh* They know but like the rest of us sometimes find temptation irresistible.

A month ago Kirby took it into his head to scamper through the neatly sorted & ordered piles of stamps as if they were so many autumn leaves for burrowing through! I rushed to squeeze between the trestles in an effort to reach him before he did irreparable damage & earned the wrath of the Master of the House, tripped & crashed face first into our hard wooden floors.

Meeting the floor face first was no fun. All sorts of bits of me hurt but I limped to bed in the cheerful certainity that given enough time things would heal of their own violition. Well they haven't. My left shoulder has been bothering me no end & I can't even lift my arm high enough to tie up my hair. I have a lot of hair so that is something of a problem Normally it is a simple matter of twisting it in a long rope, doubling it up & whisking a scrunchie around the lot. Just now Ditz is plaiting it for me.

With the cold my shoulder is now stiffening up badly enough to cause me enough pain to wake me at ungodly hours of the night & so I am blogging at 3am!. Bad enough indeed to have me try & get a Drs appointment & doctor's appointments are rarer than hen's teeth on the island. So I am off for a scan on Friday when I take Ditz to the movies but it's not sounding good. Torn muscles? How does one do that chasing a cat?

My body, like cars & computers, is simply meant to work with absolutely no maintainace from me. Nothing gives Liddy more pleasure than obsessing about various body parts but frankly there's a reason the inside bits are hidden by a reasonable layer of skin. Gross comes to mind. I am so not interested. I know, & I have 5 kids but they will all tell you, unless the bone was showing or the blood wouldn't stop flowing they were simply sent for a strip of elastoplast. Sick people were tucked into bed & left well alone until they felt better. There is no coddling in this house. I don't have time to wait in doctors offices, or for fancy diets & health fads. And while I am a big fan of doctors being able to mend broken bones & see inside bodies I don't really have much faith in them for other things are are suppossed to be able to do. They always want to poke needles in me & needles & I, well, let's just say we don't get along. I am not looking forward to dealing with any of this. If I ignore it, do you think it will go away? Me neither. *sigh*

Meanwhile we are down to the working end of Ditz's work to be returned. Three more things to do & we're done. Then we can spend some time with my mum in peace for her birthday & be home again in time for Dino's. This is what I got him. Ditz is complaining that it will be 2nd hand before he gets it. I thumbed through it to see if it would be something he'd actually read because my Dino is least likely to read , & got totally sucked in. It is a fascinating insight into what makes the lunatics on the Bering sea tick. I'm not a fishing fan but I actually get this book. Amazing. Besides I need a good read. It is bitter outside & the soccer is sad, sad, sad.

15 comments:

Ember said...

Oh Ganeida how weird! I set my left shoulder off in the weeks following our house move, added bursitis to it and developed a frozen shoulder. Bowen Technique, though it has not cured it yet, has immensely improved it.

http://www.boweninfo.com/

LobStar_89 said...

Are you finally seeing a doctor about it? That I am well pleased about...

Ganeida said...

Ember: I will check that out. Thank you. ☺

liddy: apparently. Much good it will do me. They can't *do* anything...

Amanda said...

oh you poor darling! I hate having hurting bits. I loved how you described the inside part of the body and the fact that you would rather not know LOL. That is me to a tee! My attitude is much the same towards doctors... very hard to find a good one where you even feel a tinsy winsy bit of confidence in them or their ability. Sigh.

Hope you mend real fast... I pray that the Lord supernaturally fixes your shoulder my friend.

Ganeida said...

Amanda: Prayer is always welcome. I think I have found a Bowen therapist next island over. Now if only they are affordable...

seekingmyLord said...

I am not fond of even the idea of acupuncture, but when my husband had a shoulder problem for two years.... I made sure we did everything we have seen work for others but they did not on him. The shots were not helping and we are against them in general anyway. Even this really good specialist--the same one who did his recent surgery to removed the cysts in his wrist and hand and three years ago reattached his bicep to his elbow after he was injured by a blind horse (if you remember that one)--was suggesting surgery next even though he could not determine why he was having the problem, so my husband decided to try a few treatments of acupuncture. It only took a few too. He no longer has any problems or pain now years later.

I will be praying for you.

Sandra said...

I wish you well. And I understand a reluctance with MD's. I mostly avoid them because of the American system and the lack of good insurance, but I also avoid them for personal reasons. I have shoulder problems and my most recent relief came from an over-the-counter pain patch. Go figure. I guess stamps and kitties don't mix well.

Bonnie said...

Oh so sorry to hear this. I have bursitis and often just have to give massage, Voltaren cream and rest a good go until it improves. I don't do shots or steroids. Will pray that you are much improved very quickly!

Siano said...

Just in case you need more options (lol); I have found osteopathy and acupuncture useful; also physiotherapy if I can get a physio who understands my rather skew-wiff skeletal structure. Another tip: don't take up horseriding -- to my sadness, my shoulders, neck and back are vastly less painful now that I no longer ride regularly.

Ganeida said...

Seeking, my friend; Thank you for your prayers. I know that the prayers of a righteous man [or woman as the case may be] availeth much.

Sandra: i'm afraid my cynicism runs deep when it comes to the medical profession. I like the Chinese idea: only pay the dr if you don't get sick! lol

Bonnie: So much prayer! I'll be well again in no time! ☺

Siano : come visit & we'll commiserate together! ☺ I'm not about to take up horse riding at this late date.

Jeanne said...

Oh you poor dear. I do hope your shoulder is on the mend quicksticks as Jemimah would say.

I don't think I get that book...

Ganeida said...

Jeanne: you need to have a fisherman in the family ~ which I do ☺ to get that book. I thought it would be boring but it's an absolute riot. maybe I should blog about it ...? ;P

Jeanne said...

Yes, do!

Persuaded said...

Oh Ganeida! I'm so sorry I didn't see this before! How are you doing? Did the evil doctor find anything of concern? other than pain and immobility that is?

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