Patience?

This is going to be a non-post.

You've been warned.

First of all, I'm apologizing to all of my one two three readers.  I have several interesting things to share with you, but I'm going to be a tease and not share any of them today.

Heh …

I am going through a bit of a rough patch with my inoperable arm again.  Unfortunately, that means I'm on pain meds (again) today.  I don't want to ruin a few good topics with drugged up writing so I'm going to postpone those topics for a day or two.  I hope you will understand and be patient.  I'm hoping to have a clear head for writing again by tomorrow.

I am drugged up as I write this so please don't judge too harshly.

I strongly suggest you avoid assholes running stop signs, by the way.

Because I feel I owe you an explanation ….  

The Torturer and I have been working very hard to strengthen my arm so I can get more use out of it.  Things have been going well and I have been making improvements although my progress tends to be at a snail's pace.

All that hard work resulted in another flare up of inflammation in my shoulder/arm.  That is why I was on pain meds the other day when I wrote the tee-shirt post.  The pain continued and increased through the weekend.  My doc saw me yesterday and used a FIFTEEN FOOT long needle to inject me with a concoction of drugs to calm my arm down. 

He also quoted my blog back to me and has now nicknamed me Perky.  As in, the one with perky boobs. 

Embarrassment is having your orthopedic surgeon quote your own blog at to you.

Extreme embarrassment is having your orthopedic surgeon nickname you Perky because of your (very) perky boobs.

[I love him anyway.  He found me curled up in a ball in excruciating pain during the worst point in my life and has helped me tremendously … even if he does read 24 and then tease me unmercifully about it.]

The drugs the doc injects into my shoulder carry risks, but I'm so fucked up it doesn't matter.  That's one of the good things of being a train wreck I suppose.  My arm can't get more messed up than it already is.

My doc refuses to call me a train wreck.  He calls me my arm his "project."  My train wreck-ness is a career challenge for him.

Fifteen foot long needles are never a good experience when they go through your shoulder.  Trust me, I've had billions – I know.  I left his office and went to PT where The Torturer was very gentle and kind.  You know things are really bad when The Torturer is gentle and kind. 

In a few days I will feel better and my arm will be having a party in relief.  In the meantime, it hurts like hell to the extreme and I will be popping class one narcotics as needed.

In fact, I need another dose – immediately right now.

I've learned to accept the fact that setbacks are a part of the process.

Three steps forward, two steps back … it is the story of my recovery.

Patience.

© Twenty Four At Heart

63 Responses to “Patience?”

  1. di

    *heavy sigh for you* Can’t imagine what you are going through but sure wish there were something I could do to help.
    Push away from the computer for a while as it will probably help and you know we will all be here when you come back.
    Di

  2. di

    *heavy sigh for you* Can’t imagine what you are going through but sure wish there were something I could do to help.
    Push away from the computer for a while as it will probably help and you know we will all be here when you come back.
    Di

  3. di

    *heavy sigh for you* Can’t imagine what you are going through but sure wish there were something I could do to help.
    Push away from the computer for a while as it will probably help and you know we will all be here when you come back.
    Di

  4. Michelle

    Oh darling. Take care and the time you need (and the drugs!). Glad The Torturer is being kind.
    See you when you get back 🙂

  5. Michelle

    Oh darling. Take care and the time you need (and the drugs!). Glad The Torturer is being kind.
    See you when you get back 🙂

  6. Michelle

    Oh darling. Take care and the time you need (and the drugs!). Glad The Torturer is being kind.
    See you when you get back 🙂

  7. Maureen@IslandRoar

    Oh I’m so sorry. The nurse in me has a vague idea of what you must be going through, but I really cannot imagine. Please take care of yourself. We would wait around forever if we had to. I’ll be sending good thoughts your way, along with so many others, I’m sure.

  8. Maureen@IslandRoar

    Oh I’m so sorry. The nurse in me has a vague idea of what you must be going through, but I really cannot imagine. Please take care of yourself. We would wait around forever if we had to. I’ll be sending good thoughts your way, along with so many others, I’m sure.

  9. Maureen@IslandRoar

    Oh I’m so sorry. The nurse in me has a vague idea of what you must be going through, but I really cannot imagine. Please take care of yourself. We would wait around forever if we had to. I’ll be sending good thoughts your way, along with so many others, I’m sure.

  10. dogmother

    Shit this must get old for you…keep on moving anyway…how much more discouraged you would be without the torturer on you ass all the time!

  11. dogmother

    Shit this must get old for you…keep on moving anyway…how much more discouraged you would be without the torturer on you ass all the time!

  12. dogmother

    Shit this must get old for you…keep on moving anyway…how much more discouraged you would be without the torturer on you ass all the time!

  13. dogmother

    By the way, thank torturer for making a career out of tormenting my friend!

  14. dogmother

    By the way, thank torturer for making a career out of tormenting my friend!

  15. dogmother

    By the way, thank torturer for making a career out of tormenting my friend!

  16. Hallie

    I think your doc quoting your blog AND knowing you by a certain part of your “erect” anatomy (11 year old boy moment…I said erect!) is totally cool.
    I would like EVERYONE who knows me medically to hence forth refer to be as Wiener Woman. I think it has a certain ring to it!!
    Hallie 🙂
    http://wonderfulworldofweiners.blogspot.com/

  17. Hallie

    I think your doc quoting your blog AND knowing you by a certain part of your “erect” anatomy (11 year old boy moment…I said erect!) is totally cool.
    I would like EVERYONE who knows me medically to hence forth refer to be as Wiener Woman. I think it has a certain ring to it!!
    Hallie 🙂
    http://wonderfulworldofweiners.blogspot.com/

  18. Hallie

    I think your doc quoting your blog AND knowing you by a certain part of your “erect” anatomy (11 year old boy moment…I said erect!) is totally cool.
    I would like EVERYONE who knows me medically to hence forth refer to be as Wiener Woman. I think it has a certain ring to it!!
    Hallie 🙂
    http://wonderfulworldofweiners.blogspot.com/

  19. Jenn in Tenn

    Sending good wishes your way right now. I know it must be difficult and just a major pain in the ass, but at least you know your dr and the torturer are on your side…and so are we. Hang in there, we’ll be here when you’re ready to come back.

  20. Jenn in Tenn

    Sending good wishes your way right now. I know it must be difficult and just a major pain in the ass, but at least you know your dr and the torturer are on your side…and so are we. Hang in there, we’ll be here when you’re ready to come back.

  21. Jenn in Tenn

    Sending good wishes your way right now. I know it must be difficult and just a major pain in the ass, but at least you know your dr and the torturer are on your side…and so are we. Hang in there, we’ll be here when you’re ready to come back.

  22. Jan

    Oi vey, girl. Should I say I’m glad you’re back in PT? Well, I am. I know you dislike it and you want to set a goal to be done with it, but if it helps you – I’m glad you’re back.
    I hope the 15-foot needle helped. And woman – if you’re a train-wreck, there should be more train-wrecks in my life.

  23. Jan

    Oi vey, girl. Should I say I’m glad you’re back in PT? Well, I am. I know you dislike it and you want to set a goal to be done with it, but if it helps you – I’m glad you’re back.
    I hope the 15-foot needle helped. And woman – if you’re a train-wreck, there should be more train-wrecks in my life.

  24. Jan

    Oi vey, girl. Should I say I’m glad you’re back in PT? Well, I am. I know you dislike it and you want to set a goal to be done with it, but if it helps you – I’m glad you’re back.
    I hope the 15-foot needle helped. And woman – if you’re a train-wreck, there should be more train-wrecks in my life.

  25. cute~ella

    Hands to hold instead of hugs. My thoughts are with you sweetie. Hang in there. This part WILL get better.
    Besides, I like it when you’re high on pain meds. It makes you even funnier. 🙂

  26. cute~ella

    Hands to hold instead of hugs. My thoughts are with you sweetie. Hang in there. This part WILL get better.
    Besides, I like it when you’re high on pain meds. It makes you even funnier. 🙂

  27. cute~ella

    Hands to hold instead of hugs. My thoughts are with you sweetie. Hang in there. This part WILL get better.
    Besides, I like it when you’re high on pain meds. It makes you even funnier. 🙂

  28. LPC

    Yes, take your time. We can all hold out. Maybe we should each take a turn writing a post for you “In The Style of 24.” I, for one, would have to have a 15-inch needle full of courage injected into my arm…

  29. LPC

    Yes, take your time. We can all hold out. Maybe we should each take a turn writing a post for you “In The Style of 24.” I, for one, would have to have a 15-inch needle full of courage injected into my arm…

  30. LPC

    Yes, take your time. We can all hold out. Maybe we should each take a turn writing a post for you “In The Style of 24.” I, for one, would have to have a 15-inch needle full of courage injected into my arm…

  31. Linda

    You have my highest admiration. I tried day to not use my right arm. I didn’t get past getting dressed! I really don’t know how you do it but I’m so glad you do. Take care my friend. We love you gimpy & drugged up too;-)

  32. Linda

    You have my highest admiration. I tried day to not use my right arm. I didn’t get past getting dressed! I really don’t know how you do it but I’m so glad you do. Take care my friend. We love you gimpy & drugged up too;-)

  33. Linda

    You have my highest admiration. I tried day to not use my right arm. I didn’t get past getting dressed! I really don’t know how you do it but I’m so glad you do. Take care my friend. We love you gimpy & drugged up too;-)

  34. Kelly

    I’m so sorry. We all know your a strong, strong person. You will get thru this just as you have gotten thru other setbacks on your journey. Does it make you feel better to know you are an amazing inspiration to me and I’m sure many others?

  35. Kelly

    I’m so sorry. We all know your a strong, strong person. You will get thru this just as you have gotten thru other setbacks on your journey. Does it make you feel better to know you are an amazing inspiration to me and I’m sure many others?

  36. Kelly

    I’m so sorry. We all know your a strong, strong person. You will get thru this just as you have gotten thru other setbacks on your journey. Does it make you feel better to know you are an amazing inspiration to me and I’m sure many others?

  37. sometimessophia

    A great story, well told. You are just a lightening rod of indecent exposure. What a talent. Too funny. (Is the neighbor gay??? He could make a terrific friend.)

  38. sometimessophia

    A great story, well told. You are just a lightening rod of indecent exposure. What a talent. Too funny. (Is the neighbor gay??? He could make a terrific friend.)

  39. sometimessophia

    A great story, well told. You are just a lightening rod of indecent exposure. What a talent. Too funny. (Is the neighbor gay??? He could make a terrific friend.)

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