Sunday, July 06, 2008

Pain and Pressure

I had rotator cuff surgery back in September. I remember before surgery the doctor telling me if its just a little rip it won't be so bad. The worst case would be a full tear. Those are the most difficult to recover from. So, after surgery when I woke up from that haze of drugs I remember asking what it was. The doc said a full tear. I said, the worst, right? And he kinda nodded. Yes.

So recovery hasn't really been that bad. Painful - oh yeah, but I have more movement now then before surgery. Most days not bad at all. And those good drugs helped too.

Until the storms come. When a front (atmospheric pressure) comes through our area I feel like I have a giant toothache from my shoulder to fingertips. Sometimes even my neck and jaw ache with it.

like today.

Here I sit, wanting to write more but too damn achy.

I never believed it when people said the weather made their joints ache. I thought it must be an exaggeration.

Take my word for this...OUCHIE! bIG oUcHIE ON the WeAtheR issuE~
Live and learn.
So, what have you learned lately?


Erica Orloff said...

Hi Aimless:
You have my great sympathy on joint pain in bad weather!!!! Feel better soon.

What have I learned lately? Hmmm . . . that if you are note careful, and a Demon Baby feeds your corgi (who has irritable bowel) a bowl of Raisin Bran, the results are not pretty.

Zoe Winters said...

Yeah, my husband should be a meteorologist. He would SO have an edge cause of the joint stuff.

spyscribbler said...

I know exactly what you mean! I had tendonitis in my wrists and arms in college, and it'll still twinge in bad weather.

Now my foot is another story. It HATES summer. When it's humid out, I have to wear an ice gel pack to bed. I can't sleep, otherwise!

Smooth recovery, I hope for you!

Aimless Writer said...

Demon baby! I love this kid!
I think he's my idol. Who else comes up with such great ideas?

Aimless Writer said...

Zoe, maybe meteorologist could be my next job! lol Some days I know the rain is coming before my feet hit the floor.
I feel your husband's pain! ouch!

Aimless Writer said...

I alturnate between ice and heat. Some days I never know which will help. I'm hoping after summer is over and all these thunderstorms are gone the pain will ease!