I’ll admit I did something foolish. Three days ago I shoveled some snow and ice in our driveway in an effort to clear it away before the next predicted storm. That was a bad decision on my part.
I’ve been experiencing left shoulder pain for many months. Then my neck and upper shoulder on the same side began to hurt as well. The discomfort became so persistent I went to see a doctor and recently began physical therapy. After two weeks of therapy, I was slowly beginning to feel relief from my neck pain, and even occasionally from shoulder pain.
That is, until I shoveled that snow. I’ve been in such pain I couldn’t wait to go to my PT appointment today which I hoped would bring some relief. Instead, tonight it almost feels worse. I’m about to watch tv with an ice pack over my shoulder; I took a Naproxen a couple of hours ago. Even that doesn’t seem to be helping much.
Why did I do it? Because it’s frustrating to be disabled. Because I wanted to help my husband who wasn’t able to clear the snow away as he usually does due to bronchial asthma. Because I was acting on impulse, not reason. Because I’m human and make mistakes. All the above.
So this is all a preface to explaining why my slice today is
uncharacteristically brief. I am in pain…it’s making me feel very fatigued and I need to sit down and check out. So goodnight fellow Slicers. I’ll be back tomorrow, hopefully in better shape.