Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Yes, I'm alive!

Long time no blog!

I've been distracted with another injury- I know, it's hard to believe, but true.  A few months ago I got slammed with crazy pain in my right shoulder that wouldn't go away.  After x-rays, massages, and 2 doctors- I got a script for steroids and BAM the pain went way down.  It was wonderful to have less pain, but the steroids had some crazy side effects if you have never experienced them before.  This is how I felt on my second and third day of steroid treatment:

Yeah....it was weird how I felt like I was just a bundle of energy inside.  As if at any moment I was going to explode.  I was able to keep pretty well in control from an outside perspective, but on the inside I felt like a rage machine.  Very unsettling, and I was glad when that side effect diminished.

The final diagnosis which didn't come until after an MRI and lots of physical therapy- winged scapula.  It's getting a lot better with physical therapy. My key is to keep with it.  I guess it was caused by a trauma of some sort to my shoulder- which we can't seem to figure out what that was....and an issue with the nerve being impaired.  The important thing is that the pain is minimal now which is awesome

In running news....I have been building up my walking mileage over the past couple months and received the go ahead to work on running again! Wahoo!  Yesterday I did couch to 5k week 1, day 1.  I used the free app on my phone and it was nice to be able to have it tell me exactly when to walk and run.  It made it super easy and kept me from getting obsessed about my pace- which is way too easy for me to do!

My feet still feel good the next day, so since the is so nice, I plan to go for a hike or walk- just not sure where yet.weather.

What's new with you on this beautiful May day?


  1. Wing scapula...sounds like some kind of superhero label, so the hulk picture is quite fitting! :-p

  2. So glad you are on the mend! Wish I could say the same! Can't wait to run again!!!!!