Two nights ago, I was happily sitting in my armchair and reached for my cup of tea on a tabe beside me.
Suddenly I felt something give in my back and a sharp pain.
It was no too bad but began to build to extreme. So I went into emergency pain management mode-
Double the tramadol, then add panadol, hey that rhymes.
Add a heat pack the usje my electric massage device.
Nothinf wa helping much, then the muscels in my shoulder startd spasming so badly I yelled out loud each time.
Every movement was agony and if it had been on y ldft sid e I would have presumed heart attack and called an ambulance.
Hours later I got some sleep then woke to find e erythi ng just as bad.
Somehow I got dressed, wishingI had smaller boobs so I did not have
le to put a bra on lol
Walked or rather oozed into the docs office and waited half an hour regularly yelling inpain then crying, something I rarely do.
Two nurses were very sympathetic so that was nice
I did think I had broken a rib but was diagnosed with inflamed rib cartlidge which in turn flared the nerves and muscles
Darn cup of tea?
So off to the physio, a charming young lady who told me that she understood because she had crohns disease and also how whe had a special interest in rib problems as they are so hard to treat , great mate
So shoulder strapped double tablets 50mg of prednisone daily....much rest, no choice really.
Ho hum sneak attack by a cuppa
On the brighter side, after much thought I bought a tablet, typing this on it, I am thrilled with it as it is so much lighter and easier ti use than a computer.
I sit it on a tray on my lap which is especially for computers and has a soft base which adjusts to you shape so comfy.Well the fingers don,t want to work so by for now