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Hope My Lemons Don't Squirt!

Friday, February 22, 2013

When life gives you lemons, please, just don't squirt them in other people's eyes. ~J. Andrew Helt

I hope I don't squirt my lemons into all of your eyes in my blogs.... I just find them such a brilliant outlet for my pains and heartaches and your responses so helpful and encouraging. If I never started blogging here on SP I would have quit a long time ago!

So, today's lemon is that I've been experiencing some shoulder pain. I have a lovely history of hsoulder problems and it seems that every time I join a gym I start experiencing shoulder pain at some point. This time I made it almost to a year (April). I feel certain I am not holding my shoulders down in back and all that, but I'm not sure how to do that properly and have gotten all kinds of differing lessons on it! Anyhow, I finally went to my ortho doc and he says I have another bone spur and of course some arthritis in that shoulder. He gave me a cortizone (sp?) shot, but just a light dose being that steroids make a diabetics blood sugar jump! It does and it did. My blood sugar has been high all day and my shoulder still hurts. I'm hoping that will ease with time. Most people said it should help immediately, but I'm not every person! I have unusual responses to most everything! Hey, but I'm unique!

I did go to Curves right after the doc appointment and was mostly able to do my workout, but not fully and not with a high calorie burn. I am supposed to do an upper body bootcamp workout today too and not sure I can handle that. May have to hold off on that one until tomorrow! We'll see.

It is cold here. We had sleet and snow and freezing rain during the night, but nothing during the day. Jack and I took a nice long nap and I read alot of a new book. I did my 1 mile with Leslie Samsone and all that is left is the upper body bootcamp workout.

Let's hope the steroid shot works and I get relief and don't need surgery. That may ruin my exercise trend! It will at least take me out of curves for however long and I really don't know how my fitness endurance, meaning my desire to continue after an injury will be!

*My husband. He made sure I made it to the doc on time and then took me out to lunch when my friend had to cancel due to illness. He truly cares for me and helps me. Not like many men I've seen with friends of mine. He's alot like my dad in that way.
*My dog for cuddlling with me on a cold day and enjoying a good nap more than anyone I know! He reminds me to rest when I need it!
*My dad for calling to let me know why he didn't show up. He told me he called so I wouldn't worry. He knows me and respects my worry these days!
*I'm on the mend thanks to a really good doctor who treated my entire family, mom, dad, husband, for various bone issues. He told me how much he admired my mom. That meant alot.
*A nice visit to the old bar where I met my hubby. That is where he had to do some work, so we ate there and they were playing some old honky tonk country on the jukebox and it reminded me of the days back when we met. (place has changed alot since then) I heard my husband to be quoting Shakespeare at the pool table as I sipped a long neck beer and knew I had to meet him! A Good ol' boy who was slumming it in this dive like me who knew Shakespeare! I knew we would get along perfectly! We have for over 23 years now!
*Always my Spark Friends for allowing me to squirt some of my lemons into their eyes now & again!
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  • TANYA602
    I hope the shoulder is on the mend!
    Keep counting those blessings and holding your loved ones close! And squirt that lemon juice any time you need. We've got long sleeves to wipe the happy tears for you!
    1827 days ago
    Blogging is definitely therapeutic. I love the story of how you met your hubby.
    1827 days ago
    It's always nice to remember your blessings as well as your problems.

    Sorry about your shoulder... emoticon
    1827 days ago
  • CIPHER1971
    I hope your shoulder heals really quickly.

    All the best
    1827 days ago
    Melissa, great blog. You are real with us and that's what keeps us friends. Loved your quote today. Love how you found the blessings in amongst the challenges of the day. Isn't that what our lives consist of. Sometimes it's easier to find the silver lining but there are always blessings to be thankful for in each day even when we can't see them.
    1827 days ago
    Take care of that shoulder, Melissa. I know how you like to get all your exercise in and can start to feel like a slug if you don't do 100 things...but pain is given to us for a reason. Pay attention to it, please!!!!

    And I love how you count your blessings! You are certainly a blessing to me.
    1828 days ago
    Dear Twin,

    I'm wishing us all the best with our shoulders!

    1828 days ago
    Your blog title cracks me up! I saw it and just HAD to read it...and I'm so glad I did! I love that you shared both your "lemons" and your blessings. Both of those make life what it is, don't they? Too often I think we forget about one or the other :)

    I haven't had a cortisone shot in several years, but when I was getting them it always took me 2 or 3 days to feel better. In fact, I usually felt worse for those couple days. Mine was joint issues though. Regardless, I hope you feel better soon!
    1828 days ago
    Sound to me like you were able to make lemonade!!
    1828 days ago
    You will be ok! And you go right ahead and squirt those lemons! You really need to vent and if I/we can help you know we will.

    I will hope the shot helps! Best of luck.
    1828 days ago
    Glad to read a more positive blog. I have a private message about what I thought your title really meant. You will laugh.
    1828 days ago
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