Thursday, March 8, 2012

On The Mend!


The auction went well and my quilt went to a great home, it's actually going to be a wedding gift for someone. I was on a high, excited to start the list of things that would be happening "after the auction" and I had a nagging pain in my shoulder. By the time I got home from the auction after-party I was in horrible pain and couldn't raise my right arm, yes I am right handed, after a sleepless night I ended up in the ER on Sunday. Blah, Blah, Blah, Dr., Dr., Dr., pain meds, no sleep, no improvement, and 5 days later the good news is I do not have to have surgery! Now I am on the high of a huge shot in my shoulder look at me I'm typing with two hands but I swear nothing else at the moment. It turns out when calcification ruptures in your tendon it gives you "debilitating pain" but it will go away. I am so relieved I will be able to function like a normal person soon and only have some physical therapy in my future. I wanted to spread the word tonight because I've felt out of touch and I'm told my shot will make me feel worse tomorrow so I wont be typing for a few more days but I'll be sewing again soon YAY! 


I have to also say thank you to my wonderful husband who has been doing EVERYTHING for the whole family the past 5 days!

Pétra

8 comments:

Teje said...

Hi Petra! I'm so sorry to hear that and I can just imagine how much you had planned to do. I had some years ago 'frozen shoulder' and I think it might be similar. Slowly there was more and more pain and it was moving less and less. Finally I couldn't move my shoulder at all. I went to physical therapy twice a week all the winter (good but painful). I learnt that it just needs to make the 'circle' and then it gets well again. Mine took more than one year till I was able to lift my arm normally. Fortunately it was left shoulder, so I was able to drive and (left hand was holding the wheele only from down). Oh - I do hope you get well very soon!
Try to rest and make the exercise they show you in pfysical therapy!
x Teje

Amy Friend said...

Oh goodness! Get well soon!

arajane said...

yikes! glad you're on the mend... hope you have a speedy recovery!

Jacey said...

I've been way behind on blog reading, but saw you tweet about your injury, so I'm here to catch up today! I'm so sorry to hear about your shoulder, but I'm glad there will be no surgery.

Gail said...

Ouch! That sounds painful ~ glad it's something that will go away without surgery!! Feel better soon ~

Heather Joy said...

Hooray! So happy to hear this! We missed you!

**nicke... said...

oh no! thank heavens you didn't need surgery! i hope it gets better quickly! xoxo

Valerie said...

Petra! Sorry to hear about all this. I actually had surgery today ( unscheduled) and am so ready to just feel good again. Want to get back to sewing! Hope your shoulder heals fast!