Monday, October 27, 2008

Well, wasn't that fun...

I've been having problems with my left shoulder for quite a while now (Knitting Camp was excruciating this year - 6 hours on a bus to Chicago didn't help, either). Sometimes it's fine, and sometimes it feels like somebody has punched me in the shoulder repeatedly. When it gets really bad, I can't move my head to the left, and I drop things with my left hand because my whole arm goes numb.

Today was my trip to the orthepedic surgeon. After x-rays and lots of poking and prodding, it seems that I have a rather severe case of subscapular bursitis. When it's inflamed, it's affecting the nerves around it, causing the pain, the muscle spasms and the neck/arm problems. I received a cortisone shot (ow) and prescriptions for Vicodin, Flexeral and the Flector anti-inflammatory/pain patch. If it doesn't get better in 2 weeks, the doctor wants to do an MRI.

Just what I need. I have 3 projects in the works - for Michael delVecchio (for Knit 'N Style), KnitPicks, and Lois Young (for Knitter's). I'll get them done, though! :-) I won't be able to show you any of them for several months (until the catalogs/magazines come out)...and I don't know how much Christmas knitting I'm going to be able to do.

With a perfect sense of timing, Sabrina sent me this. Just the giggle I needed when I got home from the doctor's! :-)


Blogger Nancy said...

Well, dang. Hopefully the meds will work.

7:05 PM  
Blogger Psyched2Knit said...

my husband had something like that, and after about a year of PT, meds, shots etc, he had surgery, which made a world of difference. I wish you luck.

9:29 PM  
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