Tomorrow morning, I am going on holidays – for a week.
To a place with no internet access.
Because, well, if it had internet access, my family (myself included) would not unplug…
Usually, when I go away, I pre-program joke or video posts to post daily. However, lately, I’ve been slower than usually.
Got my shoulder results today: turns out that when I had my fall 3 years or so ago and dislocated my left shoulder (and shattered the head of the bone to boot…), I had also hurt my right shoulder. I complained of the pain, but the doctors were more concerned with the more injured shoulder. It took them weeks before they finally consented to take an X-ray, then said it had been separated but is doing fine, just get yourself physio for it (not paid by our health care, of course – I had to sell my car to pay for the physio on both my shoulders) and go away.
So, I did, paid for my physio, and actually eventually regained all motion in the left, more injured shoulder. But the right one was having trouble healing.
During physio, they did not use ultrasound on my left shoulder, because it had a fracture and the ultrasound treatment interferes with bones mending together. But, because my right shoulder just had a simple separation, they used ultrasound as primary treatment. Eventually, I could move the arm. Not full range – and not without pain, but I could move it. So, I coughed it up to poor healing skills on my part and left it at that.
Over the years, my more injured, left shoulder, had been my ‘good arm’…
Which brings me to the current episode, which I wrote up here. TL;DR: woke my family up by screaming from pain in my sleep, right shoulder buggered up, went to emergency, got pumped full of painkillers and sent home without having had my shoulder examined as the MD was getting off her shift and could not give a dang…went to a walk-in clinic, got sent for X-ray and ultrasound.
Got my results today – two weeks to the day I started not being able to sleep for the acute pain in my right shoulder.
It seems that that injury 3 years ago – well, I seem to have shattered the end of my right collarbone in it. Not only did the stupid doctors not treat the break, they prescibed physiotherapy which actively interfered with the bone healing.
Well, it has healed now – but the bone was not set and it has not healed straight.
And it rubs on tendons.
So, not only have I got arthritis in it now, I seem to have also torn a tendon there – hence the pain.
If I want to do anything about it, I can go pay for some physiotherapy… But, I no longer have a car to sell to pay for it!
Well, with all this fun going on (typing one-handed and such), everything is taking me a lot longer to do. Which brings me to the point of this post: I have simply not had the time or energy to set up posts to be posted while I’m away….so, in my absence, please do give some of these excellent sites a read:
- Planck’s Constant Blog
- Gates of Vienna
- The Reference Frame
Oh yes – and THESE PUZZLES!!!