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Friday, February 18, 2011

Frozen Shoulder?!

Does anyone know what that means? I didn’t until searching online and talking more with my chiropractor. My shoulder’s been stiff, sore and achy for over three months now. I can’t lift my arm over shoulder high, out to the side or behind my back. The strange thing is… I don’t remember injuring it in any way. No slips or falls, jerks or hard knocks.

Tuesday was my first visit with Dr. Sawyer. After a few X-rays, his verdict was that vertebras C3-C6 were rotated in the wrong direction, (that’s the neck area) plus a pinched nerve between C5 and 6, and a frozen shoulder. After he’d manipulated my body, contorting me in all direction for about thirty minutes, I made another appointment for Thursday. Confused by what a frozen shoulder was, I went home and following orders, applied ice packs to the inflamed area. A hard thing to do when it’s cold outside, but this had been going on for so long, I’m willing to try anything. My shoulder and elbow are swollen, the ache, bone deep with a burning sensation running all the way to my fingertips.

Yesterday, my oldest daughter, Shannon went back with me. She moaned and groaned the whole time the doc adjusted me. You’d think she was the one being tortured. Lol. When he’d done his thing, I finally asked him to explain what frozen shoulder was? His answer, “Your arm is pretty much dislocated and only barely hanging in the socket. Guess you could say I had a light bulb moment. All the pain and agony made sense, the constriction of movement.  Relief flooded through me. I had feared it was rotor cuff issues.

Although painful, this is good news. It could be worse, but for the life of me, I can’t figure out how I got myself into this shape. I’ve been told that sometimes this happens for no apparent reason, and then other times, the condition is due to traumatic injury. All I can do is pray the manipulations work. If not, my next option is manipulation of the shoulder under anesthesia to relocate the ball and socket to its proper place.Although I’m getting no instant relief and the route I’ve chosen is  a bit painful, I’d rather try the slow and gentle way first, as thoughts of being put to sleep scare me.  

Sort of cuts down on computer time, which is why my blog post is so late, doing housecleaning, or even fixing my hair is iffy until I’m back to normal. Lol. And, with the weather finally breaking, I need to be outside working and soaking in the sunshine to combat all the depression I’ve experienced since these issues started.

Thanks for letting me vent, guys! Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Before I go, I’d like to remind you that, One Touch, Once Glance, A Collection of Romantic Tales is now out in PRINT at Freya’s Bower.

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And, coming March 3, 2011 to Pink Petal Books
A Celtic Lover’s Magic


Liam Macauley inherits what he believes to be a mansion in Ireland from an uncle he’s never known. The moment he sets foot on Irish soil, he’s plunged deep into ancient Celtic magic, and the course is set to fulfill a millennia old prophecy.

Caileaan, descendent of the Sidhe, ancient gods of Eire, the Tuatha De Danann, longs to dig her toes into freshly turned earth, toil side by side with a husband, birth his children, know what it is to be loved and alive as one with humans. 

In a battle of darkness and light, will the evil Fomhoire destroy the promise made to Caileaan along with her world as she knows it?  Or will Liam, using his newfound powers, rein triumphant, winning his heart’s desire in the process?


Janice March 15, 2011 at 6:07 PM  

Hi Lisa,

I hope your shoulder is doing better now.

Take care.


Lisa Alexander Griffin July 16, 2011 at 10:44 PM  

Thanks, Janice. It is better now, and thanks so much for stopping by. :)

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