Saturday, April 28, 2012
Brrr! It's Old in here!
Things have been very slow around here craftwise. I was having shoulder pain off and on for a while and this week it became a full blown problem. I could no longer ignore it, so I went to see the doctor.
She did a quick exam and then told me the diagnosis. As her lips formed the words, I was hoping she was not going to begin with "As we reach a certain age...". (Oh, how I hate it when doctor's use those words!)
Anyhow, she pursed her lips and began with "You have brrr..."
My mind was racing to think of what she might say. "Brrrown hair"? "Brrrilliant ideas"? "Brrright eyes"? But no, what followed was "You have bursitis." There. It was a complete sentence.
"How do you get bursitis"? I asked.
"It's an inflammation often caused by repetitive motion, like pitching a ball, lifting something over your head, even knitting."
Oh, man! This just keeps getting better and better. NOT!
Treatment prescribed was rest, heat, anti-inflammatories and then physical therapy.
I've been going a little stir crazy without being able to do any crafting. Ironing, rotary cutting, even machine sewing involve shoulders. And let's not even talk about knitting. The knitting mistake I made still sits there, taunting me. Even pulling it all out would be considered repetitive motion.
So for now, it seems reading about quilting is the best I can do to satisfy that creative urge. Of course, shopping for fabric might also work.