Good morning! Well the doc was able to see me yesterday at 5:30. I am glad to know that they serve those long hours like that. They open early and stay late. I left at 4:30 so I'd have plenty of "bad traffic" interstate time. Glad I did. Traffic was indeed already clogged. Got there on time.
He said that it sounded like I had a torn rotator cuff. He said it is usually in the shoulder but hurts in the arm a little lower, where mine is hurting. He has a plan A and a plan B.
Put ice on it as much as I can
Do exercises that he gave me
Gave me a shot in the
butt hip for inflammation
Take Rx for inflammation (called in)
See him again in 2 weeks.
If still hurting and no better
A cortisone shot (I think he said it was cortisone) in my arm
We didn't discuss Plan C and I don't really want to right now.
George retrieved several boxes of Christmas stuff for me. I can't do it due to the arm.
So tomorrow night I can dive into a box or two and get started.
We also did our "Amazon night" (there has already been some of those, lol) by ordering his jeans on line. He has to pick those. So he did and two pair of different styles, are on their way.
I did a load of laundry and did my exercises and then we had a reading night. I read in the Charleston history - all about the American Revolution, the Stamp Act, the Townsend Acts, and so forth. Oh my gosh. I'm just not into history. However, I do find it extremely interesting when you look at it from a place in time. Things that took place, where we stood. How our country was formed and how the various views shaped us from the past. It is interesting to see that turmoil (much turmoil) existed then as it does now. Opinions, anger, jealousy - from both an individual standpoint and a group standpoint, most of which had influential leaders that led change in the society. Just think, back then there was no internet, no social media - they had to meet in person I guess or send word. In Charleston, there is a street called Meeting Street. lol There is a Meeting Street Inn that is said to be haunted in rooms 303 and 107. Noises in 303 and apparition in 107. Yikes. lol So while history can be boring, it can be very interesting if explained in the right way. I WANT to know the past and the history but my mind tends to block it out. I tend to like history as it relates to places I've visited.
Otherwise, it just seems to much info to take in and remember.
I also read into my book about a girl that got a job running the controls of the fireboat in NYC. I am not sure that the book is that interesting to me, but - she writes good - so I'm getting through it.
And I made a seafood salad last night out of that imitation crab meat. We love that stuff - although it does have some fish in it - did you know it's mostly egg whites? lol Anyway, I just tossed in with the crab meat, some shredded carrots, celery, green onions, mayo, white wine vinegar, worcestershire sauce, Bouquet Garni by Penzy Spices (a mix of savory, rosemary, thyme, oregano, sage, and several others that is good in soups and salads), pepper flakes, garlic powder, and a pinch of sugar. I wrote down what I did b/c George said "mmmmmm that was pretty tasty". To get compliments from the Master Chef is a gooood thing. So I'll have to update the recipe blog with that and the Irish Stew - so we have it as a family favorite.
I have been pondering the winter bucket list for the things we will put on there. Fixing meatloaf is going to be on it. ;-) I have a really good meat loaf recipe that uses oats instead of bread crumbs and BBQ sauce instead of ketchup. Honey mustard BBQ sauce is the best - but that flavor in BBQ sauce does not trend much anymore and can be hard to find.
At lunch yesterday I did work on some of the devos through YouVersion and our prayer team at work met and prayed. I'm so glad. We needed it, lol. I took screen shots of some points that I needed to keep to reflect on. That was good. I need the dose of positivity to keep my outlook up.
Well, I guess that is about all I know for today. Off to work a bit early today since I left early yesterday. I always try to make it work out right.
I'm so glad it is Christmas time. Such a happy time of the year. It doesn't matter what else is happening. Or how bad any situation gets - no one, no entity, no thing - is going to ruin my Christmas. Well I guess some situations could - but it'd be related to my family if it did. Nothing else in our lives should matter so much, you know? It's really all about God, family, and following His will anyway. He leads our steps. Amen?
Regardless, I would appreciate your prayers for the upcoming days. Silent prayers.