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14 May 2005 @ 06:11 pm
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Today Martin apparently got tired of hearing me cry out in pain every time I moved my shoulder. Wuss. So he took me to the chiropracter. Turns out I actually fu**ed up a ligament in the car accident which I made worse by vacuuming today. Whod'a thunk? The annoying part is, since it's a ligament, it will probably take MONTHS for it to heal. What a pisser. But on the bright side at least I know I wasn't being a complete whiner about how much it hurt, and maybe there will be less vacuuming in my immediate future. I mourn for how it will affect my housecleaning, though. Poop.

Off to let my sweetie put icy gel on my shoulder...
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Current Music: Ending theme of Looney Tunes
ancient_immieancient_immie on May 15th, 2005 01:58 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear about your shoulder, I'm sending postive thoughts of healing your way. *postive thoughts til she passes out*
*jumps up*
I'm okay!
Fritters: Ed Stars by Frittersfritters on May 15th, 2005 04:37 am (UTC)
Aww, that's sweet, thanks!
postrophe on May 15th, 2005 02:37 am (UTC)
Don't eat any of the icy gel...

BTW Bri & I found this neat japanese/sushi place in her area the other day, and I thought of you guys. They had more sushi than even Kabuki, and we got utterly stuffed - and you'd Love caterpillar roll, which has unagi and avocado on top of a california roll base... I think I've talked Bri into trying Suehiro en masse sometime, though who knows when this'll be...

How goes the book, cats, rat, car, etc?


Frittersfritters on May 15th, 2005 04:41 am (UTC)
unagi and avocado on top of a california roll base

*insert Homer Simpson drooling noise*

Book: Martin didn't get much done last weekend and he's only got one day in this weekend, so it's been a lot more halting lately.

Cats: Seem fine, knock wood.

Rat: Sitting on my (bad *rolls eyes*) shoulder at the moment.

Car: As good as ever. I'm deeply in love with it now, even though it's a tiny bit messier, just cause she's been so very good to me.

Etc: Denver looks more likely. Worry increases.

Animaniacs: Still funny after repeated viewings.
Violet Tigressviolet_tigress1 on May 15th, 2005 05:06 am (UTC)
Unagi is yummy
Fritters: Ed Nodding by Frittersfritters on May 15th, 2005 06:20 am (UTC)
Unagi is Teh.
lironesslironess on May 15th, 2005 08:26 am (UTC)
I had to roll out of the door..........I was so stuffed.
Nikki Fayre: Zen - c/o Frittersnfayre on May 15th, 2005 03:29 am (UTC)
Ouch. Can you get compensation at least?

Glad you know the cause of the pain, at least, and what to do to make it better. Isn't it terrible when you're in pain and don't know why?

Martin's a total sweetie. You're lucky to have him :)
Fritters: Ed Resting by Frittersfritters on May 15th, 2005 04:44 am (UTC)

Compensation? Like what? I'm not missing work, although I'm still considering asking his insurance company to fix my bumper. There may be an advice gathering post in a few days if I still have no decision. And yeah, Martin is probably really good for me. I'm pretty bad about getting help for medical things unless repeatedly poked. He just stopped in the middle of his after-work snack and dragged me down to the chiro against my protests.
Huai Hsinghuai_hsing on May 15th, 2005 04:32 am (UTC)
Here's a chinese home remedy that worked wonder when I got my foot caught in the bike wheel.

I know you can get your hands on them in LA, but I hope I the name is a direct translation. It can be either the "red flower oil" or "white flower oil". Rub that on your shoulder along the ligament and the surrounding area. Rub till your skin burns (from heat produced by friction). Then place a hot towel (as hot as you can take it) on it. Leave it for as long as you can (change towel if you have it). My swelling went down in less than a week.

Hope it helps. And lots of good vibe sending your way.

Huai Hsing
Fritters: Ed Peering by Frittersfritters on May 15th, 2005 04:53 am (UTC)
Ordinarily I would love to try that, Chinese remedies helped me get through work a lot when I had my sinus infection. My chiropracter specifically warned me away from anything that heats, though, I should be icing my shoulder only, apparently. When you hurt your foot was it the muscles, the skin or the ligaments that were injured?

And I'm sure the good vibes will help ^_^
Huai Hsinghuai_hsing on May 15th, 2005 05:57 am (UTC)
my skin was intact... and honesly, I have no idea if it was muscle or ligament or tendon, although the way it was injured, I wouldn't be surprised if it was all 3. I was sitting on the bar in the front and my mom was riding it. She was trying to get the bike going so all of her weight was on the pedal when I unknowingly stuck my foot into the front wheel.

All I remember was that my foot swelled up to 2 - 3 times it's normal size. I couldn't even put my foot into a pair of shoes.

As for the heat.... we chinese just don't believe that putting cold stuff on an area helps with anything (unless you have a fever or if you burned yourself). I'll ask my mom just to be sure.

Huai Hsing

lironesslironess on May 15th, 2005 08:25 am (UTC)
I remember when it was only cold, only hot, hot then cold, cold then hot, now it's back to cold only. I believe in cold to keep the swelling down then hot to increase blood flow to the area to heal. Thats just me though. Have you tried wearing a sling to take the weight of your arm off of your shoulder? I think you have some scarves.........

I'm glad to hear that your rat is ok too. I wanted to ask but was too chicken.

Sending prayers and good feelings your way.
Fritters: Ed Happy BIG by Frittersfritters on May 15th, 2005 09:45 am (UTC)
Well, I don't know how scientific the cold versus hot thing is, but he's the only doctor I can afford right now, and he seemed damned sure of himself, so I may as well stick with the cold thing. In all honesty, I really doubt EITHER hot or cold does a LOT for you, so it doesn't really matter to me which I do, might as well follow doctors orders.

And most of the time as long as I'm not doing anything major it doesn't bother me, it's just when I move really wrong or try to use any small amount of strength, although we did consider the sling thing. I doubt I would stick with it honestly, I feel "disabled" enough that I'm still almost trying to do too much, if I felt more useless I'd probably overuse it worse.

And yeah, Minna is fine. She's an amazing little survivor, she's basically been past where the vet thought she could do anything more for her for almost a year. She's just a little ball of fuzzy miracle and never ceases to amaze me.

Thanks for the prayers, they mean a lot to me.
Cherylccryder on May 15th, 2005 07:42 pm (UTC)
Hope now that you are recieving treatment that it heals a bit quicker.
Fritters: Ed Confused by Frittersfritters on May 15th, 2005 09:13 pm (UTC)
Weirdly enough, I think he may have misinformed me. After icing all last night and the adjustment its way better today...
Cheese.: make mine ruskiepopehippo on May 16th, 2005 10:15 pm (UTC)
Hee hee. You've been shown over in userpicks! COME CLAIM YOUR PRIZE~! Or not.
Fritters: Ed Happy BIG by Frittersfritters on May 17th, 2005 01:46 am (UTC)
That's a great community, I'm so glad you mentioned it, and pleased as punch to be mentioned there! I just joined cause it looks so cool!
Robyn Goodfellowrobyngoodfellow on May 17th, 2005 04:00 am (UTC)
:( Hope you feel better, and I'm sorry it took me so long to respond. I haven't been online for a few days.
Frittersfritters on May 17th, 2005 05:20 am (UTC)
I think the doctor overstated it, actually. It's gotten way better in the last couple of days, and icing it DOES seem to make it worse. Perhaps it was really muscle damage and it was just worse than he expected so he assumed it was a ligament? But mainly, just glad I take off my clothes without help, again!