Thursday, April 22, 2010
I was getting so much better with my left shoulder. Then one of my kids got independent and decided to make themselves a bowl of oatmeal 1 hour before dinner. I caught them in the act and took the bowl away. As my hand was in mid air with the bowl moving, I lost my grip on the bowl. I could picture, in slow motion the bowl falling to the ground and dry oatmeal spreading everywhere! I made a quick grab to save the bowl from complete disembowelment. All I knew is that I didn't want to sweep the just swept floor again! I felt pain in my left shoulder (with the torn capsule). I discussed it with my therapist and she felt that I should see the doctor before I proceed with therapy. Well, one week later I am in the doctor's office, doing an evaluation, only to find out that I SPRAINED my rotator cuff! No wonder it hurts so much! Now I am restricted even more in my activity. My dreams of doing a sprint triathlon this summer deflated like a hotair baloon in midflight - got the visual? Well, now I will go and curl up in a ball and have my pity party for about 10 minutes. That is about the lenth of time that my 4 kids seem to be able to give me before their world ends in some monumental divergence of opinions. Now my goal is to do a duothlon. It's not as much fun, but it is something to work for!