-The mobility of my right shoulder/arm to open a jar, wash my hair, use a mouse, drive a car, get dressed, play Wii, apply lotion, cut vegetables, sign my name, blow my nose…
-The ability to go for a run, or perform any exercise whatsoever. It’s painfully difficult for me to sit around on the couch all day long.
-The option of sleeping in my big comfy bed (I can’t lie down).
I’m frustrated that I can’t take care of myself and have to idea how long this could go on for.
I have been more or less stranded on the couch since Saturday. I can get up and down as long as I am careful not to jostle the shoulder, but there’s really nowhere to go except the washroom since I can’t do anything.
All I can say is thank goodness for my family and friends or I would be starving to death and rotting in my own filth, not to mention bored stupid.
I have my moments of stress over work, money, my weight or running and other moments of helplessness, loneliness and self-pity, but I am trying to just focus on resting and healing. I’m hanging in there.
I hope to get some more answers at my appointment on Monday, but for now the pain seems to be about the same. It is manageable, as long as I don’t move too much.
Thank you so much for all of your comments – I have been overwhelmed by your outpouring of care, concern and support.