Thursday, April 12, 2012

Arm and Hammer

My body is betraying me - my right arm, to be exact. I called this post "arm and hammer" - the hammer being the pain.

I spend the better part of my days perched in front of a computer, tapping out emails, stories, communications... doing a job that I truly love. However a little shoulder ailment has turned into big pain and cries for rest at the end of my work day. I have had to reduce my personal computer activities - thus the irregular blog posts.

This pain is making it difficult to perform some simple everyday tasks: stirring, pulling clothes over my head, washing and blow drying my hair although it does look pretty darn good if I say so myself, reaching, sleeping my arm has insomnia or doing much of anything with my right arm. I have enlisted my left hand and after some training, it will no doubt be promoted to the rank of "right hand". After avoiding, deferring and denying, I am finally seeking some medical help and am well on my way to figuring out how to get healthy again. Summer is approaching and the joys of the cottage - swimming, canoeing, and fixing up the place - await, not to mention my daughter's upcoming wedding.  The Village People's YMCA  and the time warp await! And  that flag -- well it will just have to wait to be waved!

I just wanted to let you know why I haven't been posting as regularly as usual. Enjoy your day, wherever you may be, and make today a good one,

5 comments:

  1. Lyn..I am pleased that you are taking this seriously. I miss your blogs so the telephone and skype will have to do. all the best polar bear

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  2. Rest up young lady! and, yes, your hair does look absolutely 'mahvelous dahling' despite that frustrating right arm ache. If you go up north this week-end, NO HEAVY LIFTING!

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  3. oh no! feel better soon lyn, that is scary! positive thoughts for you here. xxoo

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  4. Oh no. :( I hope you feel better soon, Lyn! Maybe a little time off for the right arm will help.

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  5. Sheesh, again, I hate to picture any person spending good parts of their day in pain and crying. So I will keep you in prayers, starting right now. I hope this passes soon.

    On a much happier note, I'm happy for your daughter's soon-to-be wedding! Now that must be exciting for you!

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