Gut Rumbles
 

May 17, 2006

i am amazed

I persuaded three of the neighborhood kids to do a bunch of grunt-work for me yesterday, and by the time I was finished taking advantage negotiating with them, I had my grass cut, all the weeds in my yard whacked and BOTH of my vehicles washed for a total of $15. I should be ashamed of myself, but I'm not.

I stayed up late last night, but when I finally fell asleep, I went into a total, ass-out coma. I don't remember sleeping that well for months now, and I knew that something was different when I woke up lying ON MY SIDE and feeling NO pain in my shoulders. In fact, I was able to take a shower and wash my hair without thinking I was gonna die when I raised my arms. THAT is incredible.

Bejus! I'm convinced that the steroid shots did some good. I feel 110% better than I did yesterday. I still can tell that something is wrong, but it ain't NOTHING like the misery I've been experiencing. I actually feel like a human being again.

I am amazed at the difference.

I'm not about to go crazy and weed my garden today, or start lifting weights in my garage, but it's really nice NOT to feel physically sick from pain anymore. Just damn! I might even make my physical therapy session tomorrow.

I hope that this feeling isn't just a temporary respite. It's like having a bad toothache go away all of a sudden, and it feels goood.

Comments

Yes!

The steroids either work or they don't . When they do they are amazing.

You'll probably feel energetic and a little happier too. They have that effect.

The downside is that they won't last forever...so get some treatment while you can still feel good.

Take care Rob.

Posted by: Nancy on May 17, 2006 12:19 PM

Hey Rob!

It IS a temporary respite unless you do the PT. The steroids reduce inflammation, which is the cause of the pain. But it doesn't solve the real problem, which can only be addressed by either PT or surgery.

Take care of yourself,
Lamont

Posted by: Lamont Cranston on May 17, 2006 01:09 PM

I had the same results with steroid shots a couple of years ago. Miracle stuff really. Just ask Barry Bonds. I bet you could hit a 500 foot homer now that you are juiced.

Posted by: FLorida Bill on May 17, 2006 01:57 PM

Great news, Rob...glad to hear it. Now, get thee hence to physio...

Posted by: Lisa on May 17, 2006 05:35 PM

So glad to hear that you are getting some relief from those shots. I've heard the first few days afterward suck but the relef after that time makes up for it.
Any decisions made yet on getting the surgery? Are they planning on doing both shoulders at the same time or doing them one at a time?
Good luck and glad you are feeling better, I hope it sticks for awhile.

Posted by: Dawn on May 17, 2006 06:12 PM

Glad it worked for you. Those shots did nothing for me but hurt.

Posted by: Catfish on May 17, 2006 06:15 PM

I spoke too soon, sorry bowleggs.

Posted by: Catfish on May 17, 2006 07:35 PM
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