Tuesday, November 20, 2012
This morning, hubby and I drove to the airport to pick up my daughter who flew in to spend Thanksgiving with us. I was beyond excited to have her visit for a whole week! Usually I drive by myself to pick her up at the airport but I had an injection in my left elbow yesterday and am a hurting puppy today. Wouldn't you know it? I'm hurting like crazy on a holiday weekend. Bummer. It was so bad by the time we got home, that I had to take medication for it. Me, who hardly ever takes anything for pain, I hate pills, headed directly for the medicine cabinet as soon as we arrived home. I've been flattened all day and even called the doctor's office to let him know how severe my reaction was to the injection. Hubby got angry because he can't stand to see me in pain. I don't blame him. He asked me to never have a procedure on a holiday weekend again, please! I agree that it wasn't the smartest move on my part.
I didn't go to the doctor yesterday for an injection. I went to see him to discuss the MRI of my humerus bone and how to treat it. The doctor was surprised that nothing showed up on the humerus but a tear in my rotator cuff did partially show on the MRI. Since nerves don't show on an MRI, if the shot doesn't work, we will know that it is a nerve problem. I hate having to go through the "process of elimination" but I would rather do that than rush into something invasive like surgery. So, today I've been resting and praying for the extreme pain to pass. I'm thinking that I should have said no to the shot yesterday but I was hoping that it would help my pain level. Instead of helping, my level increased by about 500%.
Tomorrow I will bite the bullet and try to complete the preparations for our Thanksgiving dinner. Thank goodness my daughter is here to help me. She is such a treasure and so very attentive to me. I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful family!