Thursday, December 3, 2009

Coincidence or Fact? You Be The Judge...

Ironically, when I woke up Monday morning with the feeling that something was in my eye.
I also woke up with absolutely no pain in my arm our rotator cuff.

For over a year I've been dealing with pain in my right arm & rotator cuff, after I injured my shoulder doing something mundane- trying to check if I'd packed my laptop in the backseat, while driving. I kept feeling around for the laptop shock pocket in the backseat while driving. Over 40% of all rotator cuff injuries are caused by doing this, so don't do it, EVER.

The arm and shoulder felt like there was a continual lactic acid buildup- 24 X7.
I had an MRI that showed only normal ware and tare of the shoulder and arm.
Two thoracic ribs on the right side of my back kept popping out, and while my range of motion was not severely limited with my arm- it sure as hell hurt to move my shoulder and arm while doing certain exercises. And sometimes, If I moved my arm to far back behind, I'd get a shooting pain. Sometimes, the pain would wake me up in the middle of the night.
Yet, all signs pointed to a rotator cuff issue.

Monday morning when I woke up, the first thing that I noticed was that my right arm and shoulder didn't hurt, like at all. Not one bit! I'd been waking up in pain for over a year -it was indeed a strange and wonderful feeling.

The second thing I noticed was the whole right eye issue thing.

I didn't put two and two together until yesterday when I realized: WOW- my shoulder and arm barely hurt at all!

Personally, I think that in all the scar tissue in my right rotator cuff, there was a blood clot a brewing.

Sunday, I had a crazy two-hour pool workout that included weights and cardio - I was doing exercises with weights that I hadn't been able to do in quite sometime.

I felt great!

I felt great on Monday morning.

Tomorrow I will be having my ecco cardiogram & corroded artery tests and I will bring up the whole rotator cuff / arm issue.

I'm not a really a betting woman- but something tells me that these coincidences do indeed go together. I'm thinking maybe I should pick up some lottery tickets on the way to my appointment at Jefferson University.

Ahoy for now!


Crystal said...

Ahoy Matey!

I say pick up more than a couple lotto tickets. ;-)

wv: hydair
Hydair to you this morning!

Patrick McConnell said...

Great story, Gald to hear you`re feeling better, Sorry about your situation, I Remembered this Billy Graham Quote, hope you like it,
"All the masterpieces of art contain both light and shadow. A happy life is not one filled with only sunshine, but one which uses both light and shadow to produce beauty."
Billy Graham

Casey said...

trauma certainly can cause blood clots. and with diabetes, our platelets, which are involved in clot formation, tend to be a bit "stickier" even at our "normal" glucoses. Not a bad thought at all. Glad your shoulder is feeling better :)

Lora said...

Sounds like an excellent theory to me; I'll be curious to hear what the docs say. Keep us posted and please remember us little people when you hit the jackpot. Remember, the Goonies shared their treasure! (JK. Just use the moola to visit me!) Hey, let's be careful out there...

Wv: ditur
don't let nothing ditur you. You are a force to be reckoned with

Anonymous said...

At least that pesky pain is gone. Would like to know how you make out with your eye...hang on it's always been a bumpy ride and it's not over.