If you're a regular reader of this blog, you know that one of my passions is healthy
cooking and eating. I'm also a strong believer in exercise to keep one healthy,
but I still really struggle with that one - as in getting enough exercise. I also know
that no matter how well we take care of our bodies, something is going to go wrong
once in awhile. Last month, I started having some shoulder pain. I didn't really
think anything of it. It'd come and go. But then it started to get worse, especially when
moving my arm behind me, like to put on my seat belt or when getting dressed.
The pain was mostly in the front part of my shoulder and a little down my arm.
I saw an orthopedic doctor yesterday and had x-rays and an exam. I was diagnosed
with rotator cuff impingement. Common in people that do a lot of overhead work
or swimmers and pitchers (I am neither), but also common in middle-aged people.
I'll be starting physical therapy tomorrow and I have to go 2-3 days/week for six
weeks. I've been to physical therapy in past years for my back. It is not fun. And it
takes up a lot of time. I'm feeling pretty bummed about this. I also want to get acupuncture
treatments (I'm a strong believer in holistic and non-drug treatment whenever possible)
but Brian's insurance doesn't cover acupuncture anymore. Doesn't that figure? I love
how these insurance companies will pay for drug treatment (don't get me started on
Big Pharma!) but not alternative, non-harmful treatments that actually cure the problem
instead of just masking it. Of course I know why - neither drug companies nor
health insurance companies benefit financially. Off my soap box now...long story short,
I found an acupuncture place that might be able to work with me on a sliding scale.
It just might be doable. I also have some other medical tests coming up and so
does Brian, so I've been feeling a bit bummed about all this lately. But, enough of
that stuff...I do not want to dwell on the negative.
coming up December 9-14 and I will be one of the blogs on that tour! Each day
will feature a different blogger - some of whom you may be familiar with; others
may be new to you. I think it'll be fun to see different homes, pretty Christmas
decor, perhaps some holiday recipes, and to make some new blogger friends.
And around my home today...remember the bland cork board in my kitchen where
I wanted to do something with vintage recipes? I had thought of putting criss-cross
ribbon on the bulletin board, but then had a better idea.
I covered it with scrapbook paper! Much better, yes? The colors are
bright and cheery and match my kitchen. Something simple that even this
non-crafter could do!
Happy hump day, everyone.