Holy Heat Wave!

I got back to California last night.

It was 98F  (36.7C)  INSIDE my house when I arrived home….

AT NIGHT!

Sheesh!

The a/c hasn’t stopped running since I got home.

I have four very busy, scheduled, days here in California.

And, oh my!

THE LAUNDRY!

My arm flipped out big time my first thirty six hours in Texas.

It was a very (!!!) bad deal.

I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised by it –

It was a long trip and involved a lot of flights/states/hotels.

I know, from years of experience, the more I use my arm the worse the pain gets.

Luggage is the devil!

It was a different type of pain this time though.

The entire upper right quadrant of my body went into terrible muscle spasms.

I was literally gasping from pain every time I took a breath.

I’m sure it was a result of overusing all the muscles surrounding my bum arm.

They were protesting –

It was my body’s way of telling me I can’t use my back/chest/lat muscles as a make believe arm for any length of time.

There are no words … it was a very BAD experience.

I didn’t know what to do.

It was night so I didn’t want to call Paul Newman or Dr. Painless.

I pretty much just drugged myself into oblivion until the worst had passed.

Pain like that is the stuff (my) nightmares are made of.

It’s not as bad now, but I’m still not back to  my version of  normal.

I haven’t even pretended to use my right arm for anything since last Thursday.

It is hanging by my side – painful and useless.

Sigh!

4 Responses to “Holy Heat Wave!”

  1. Missy Stalcup

    Hopefully you can get in for an appointment today!! Feel better.

  2. Judi

    Ohmygosh this heat is killing me, and apparently won’t let up until the end of this week. Of course, I’m also in the throes of hot flashes and mood swings which is not helping at all.

    I’m so sorry about your pain flare up. I hope you can see Dr. Painless and/or Paul Newman very soon and get some relief!

    • Suzanne

      Thanks.
      I think I mainly need to rest my arm and wait …. not easy for me to do.
      I’ll see Paul Newman in a couple days before I head north to Canada.

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