Last Friday when I visited Paul Newman,
I was in pain, cranky, and frustrated.
He said my arm/shoulder/bad body parts were inflamed and swollen.
He told me I should go from his office to see Dr. Painless.
I didn’t have a Dr. Painless appointment and I knew he probably wasn’t even in his office (because most specialists don’t work on Fridays).
As I left Paul Newman’s office, on my way to Dr. Painless’ office, I sent Dr. Painless a text message.
It said something like, “I’m a pain in the ass. I’m in a flare-up and headed over to your office. Is there anyone there who could give me an injection?”
Dr. Painless called his office and told them to give me an injection when I arrived.
The injection did help, but it didn’t get me completely out of the woods.
I’m seeing Dr. Painless (live and in person) this afternoon.
I’ve been in this (angry/inflamed/pissed off body) situation before.
It’s been a long time since my body freaked out for this long.
I know there are options ….
I hate drugs.
Maybe it will just take some time and a lot of babying of my angry body?
Paul Newman is really good at coaxing
me my body into calming down.
He’s like the Arm Whisperer or something.
In any case,
I never seem to be as productive as I should be when I’m “lost” in a flare-up.
There was a lot I had hoped to get done over the weekend, but didn’t.
At least, I went for a hike on Saturday.
It’s always good to be out in nature.
For most of my hike, I didn’t see a single other person.
Nature is a nice distraction from real life ….
(And, don’t worry, this pic was taken with my itty, bitty, teeny, tiny, super magical, lightweight, camera.)
The Path Less Traveled
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