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,


  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

  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!

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

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

  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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