Friday, February 5, 2010

Feeling gimpy and grumpy


The worst thing about babying a gimpy right shoulder is that no housework gets done. I wouldn't sweat it except my youngest daughter and her husband are coming from out-of-town for a visit today. Said daughter is a neat-freak (and she sure didn't get it from me)! Now I'm stressing about getting the kitchen cleaned up and junk put away and my shoulder really hurts, darn it!

Whenever I'm suffering pain, I think about the options available to me--I can take some pills to help ease it, or I can get relief through my doctors even if it takes surgery. There are millions of people in 3rd world countries with no medical care at all. There are women like me who live their lives in unremitting pain that only gets worse. That's why I support Doctors Without Borders.

I may have to go get that cortisone injection whether I want to or not. Thank goodness I have your cheery and interesting blogs to brighten my day!

8 comments:

Kittie Howard said...

I hope that your shouler's ache abates and your daughter's visit is filled with laughter and good cheer. Your thoughts of others when you're in pain show what a kind and sensitive person you are. The cortisone injection is your decision. Only you know your body. And whatever you decide gets applause on this end. But I've two neighbors who've been getting the injections (at lengthy intermissions) and have returned to feeling normal.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Oh, those shots are hell. One sister gets them in her knee about 2x a year, and she says the shot is worth it. I am sorry to hear it is STILL hurting.

Don't worry about your house! They are coming to see you, not the dust bunnies, I would think!

Sparrow chic said...

Maybe ask my dear sister for some help. And I bet her hubby would help. The work would get done in no time. Sometimes it is OK to ask.

Teresa Evangeline said...

I hope you have a wonderful, pain-free visit!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Oh phooey on your housework, they are coming to see you, and will totally understand about it...they don't want you stressed. Pain is so hard to deal with when it tends to be chronic. I truly hope that you'll be able to relax, and enjoy..and let "them" jump in and help rather than you doing all the work. I'm sure that you are very dear to your family and friends...life is short...dust can wait. Hugs...enjoy your weekend, and feel better soon!

gayle said...

Please enjoy your daughters visit and let her help you out...I am sure she would love too!!! Hope you feel better soon!!

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Ditto on what others have said.... You relax, and tell your daughter and her husband what help you need. They'll be happy to help.

Barbara Blundell said...

Hi Ms Sparrow,
Hope your shoulder improves quickly . Have a similar problem but with the back !Am also expecting visitors but am going to cheat ! Instead of the usual hearty dinner I cook I'm going to offer an Indian Take away and hope they understand !