Boy oh boy - yet again you dear people just blow me away with your posts and words - Geoff - dear boy, you extracted tears out of me with your response.
Now, I quick update and a new issue.
You know how much of a gym junkie I am - well, I have been to the gym since late April!! Injuries that got to the point, that I just couldn't go anymore - and thought I could get things fixed and better. But No. Not yet.
But I've come down with a new one. Two weekends ago, I was sawing up some wood in our backyard - nothing too taxing or strenuous that was on the Sunday. By Monday night, pain had come into my right shoulder area. So bad that I couldn't sleep (or if I did, I probably got about an hour - intermittent).
I was in pain all week, and on the Friday of that week, I entered Emergency Dept of the hospital - to see what they could do - some kind of rotator cuff problem; but at least they gave me some strong pain killers - but only to last a couple of days.
Last week came along and the pain really never went away - I went to the Doc's and they gave it a once over and then referred me for an ultra-sound.
Fast forward to today (but let me say, that I haven't had even a reasonable night's sleep in the last fortnight) - I'm in pain constantly with it. Somehow things are much worse at night time and when I'm lying down.
So today had the ultrasound and I was so hopeful that something would be picked up - and nup, bupkiss!! The dr referral said for a possible cortisone injection - but they said, that there's no inflammation and no sign of damage!!! What the ... !!!!! Still am - I'm in pain 24/7 and the ultrasound showed nothing.
So now I've gotta book another GP appointment to possibly get a referral for a MRI scan.
I don't know if anyone has any advice or thoughts on ultrasound (no ladies, not in regard to seeing the formation of a very young bambino), but of finding injuries via that method - I'm told that MRI should show up areas of problems.
But I'm going nuts with this pain ... and yet again, I've run out of the "good medication".
On top of this, I still can't go to the gym - AND I couldn't imagine sitting on a plane for however many hours with a crook shoulder! Oh woe is me, I sound like.
Sorry about that folks.
I've got 203 characters left, no wait, 163 - no - damn, I'll sign off now.
Old and sore!