Sunday, December 14, 2008
I fell on the sidewalk during one of my walks this week and yes, it hurt but the worst part about falling (IMHO) is trying to get back up again since I can't use my knees because of the RA. But, I fell by a van and I used the tire on the van to help push me up and my tiny friend, Heather also assisted in pulling me up.
It's amazing how fast going from an upright positon to sprawled on the sidewalk is. But, I was mostly fine that day. The real pain didn't start until the next morning when my right shoulder was really sore. And, there was a wicked bruise on my right elbow. My "new" massage therapist said my shoulder hurt because my elbow jarred it. But, all in all, I didn't fair too badly. Good thing it's winter and I was wearing lots of padding. If it had been summer, I probably wouldn't have fared so well.
Also, I've been telling people that Heather tripped me so that they won't know that I'm such a klutz! LOL!
So, I went to a "new" massage therapist on Thursday night. This one is a man, which I wasn't too keen on initially. But, I felt like I really connected with him. I really liked him better than the woman masseuse I went to. I didn't connect with her at all. So, I've made two more appointments with him --- one for this coming Thursday and one for Christmas Eve morning, which will be the last one before I leave for CUBA on December 27th!
My rib cage and upper back are feeling better this week and I'm hoping that by the time I leave for Cuba, I will be on my way to having a pain-free upper body.
I haven't done much Christmas shopping because DH works for General Motors and we don't know what's happening with his job. He's laid off this week and next and then it's Christmas shutdown and then he's supposed to go back on nights on January 4th. I wish we just knew already one way or the other so that we can get on with our lives. I mean I really wish that the auto companies will be bailed out with a loan so that his job isn't in jeopardy because he only has 5 more years before he can retire and it would be good if that happened but if the Big 3 don't get the bailout, I'd like to know that too and then we could at least make plans on what we have to do. It's this not knowing that's causing so much stress in our lives.
So far for Christmas presents, I've bought a rosemary tree ($19.99) for my dad and scotch mints, licorice all-sorts, cashew nuts and an Inukshuk kit for my mother-in-law. And, I've ordered a Photo Life magazine subscription for DH and bought him some mango chili sauce. And, that's it. I want to get my dad a magazine subscription --- something about art since he's taking drawing classes on Tuesdays but I haven't ordered it yet and I need to get DH something else. I'm off on Wednesday because it's the holiday assembly at my niece and nephews' school, which I always go to so I may go shopping in the afternoon. We'll see.
Anyways, that's it for now. I hope all my Sparkfriends are doing well and staying upright! Take care!