Update on shoulder/back situation

I believe that I have identified the source of all that pain I had Thursday evening/Friday.

Sometime during Wednesday night I dislocated my left shoulder blade, trapping a nerve and straining the muscles and tendons in the area.

How did I know this? Well, on Friday afternoon I was trying to stretch and mobilise the shoulder so that I didn’t have cramped, spasming muscles to add to the problem and there was this moment where the shoulder blade made a nasty klunk-crunch sound and some of the pain started to ease off.

Yeah, I was walking around with a dislocation for thirty-six hours. No wonder it was so painful! And, um, it isn’t the first time that I’ve dislocated things in my sleep.

Anyway, there is still some pain under and around the shoulder blade when move in certain ways or when I don’t move and things stiffen up (I suspect the nerve is bruised and things were strained by being out of place for so long), but I’m much more comfortable than I was and I even managed to get out and about a bit yesterday, although I couldn’t get my winter tires changed because I couldn’t lift my all-seasons into the car. That has been re-scheduled for two weeks time.

I gave in and signed off about half an hour after making my LJ post on Friday because it had got too painful. In retrospect, it was probably stupid to try to work that day. I am comforting myself with the knowledge that even if I’d gone to the doctor there wasn’t much should could have done other than send me to a physio for manipulation or possibly tell me to see my specialist. And as I reset everything Friday afternoon, it would have been a wasted trip 🙂

Today has been a beautiful day. I actually went out without my big winter coat and took a walk on the boardwalk after church, because it was so beautiful and I love the smell of the sea. It makes up for a sucky Friday and almost makes up for missing my knitting group on Thursday. It’s going to rain for the next couple of days, but it’s not snow and that continues to make me happy 🙂

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