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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Best Laid Plans vs Reality

There is best laid plans and then there is reality. I had really hoped to keep up with my challenges that I joined, for example 52 week Organized Home Challenge and 30 Day Health Challenge in 30 Weeks. They will still happen but I have to plug away at them a bit slower though. All in it's own time I guess. But then my frozen shoulder started to rear it's ugly head on Thursday. Friday I was pretty much horizontal laying on my back most of the time to relive some of the pain. Friday my chiropractor squeezed me in for a treatment and by Monday he had diagnosed me with a frozen shoulder. All week-end I was on my back icing it with my gel pack. Trying to knit, dozing here and there, asking the boys to help with some of the things to keep things moving along in the home. What a humbling experience indeed. Monday I went for another adjustment from the chiropractor and he showed me some stretches and up'ed my fish oil dosage. If you didn't know fish oil is amazing! Here are eight proven benefits of fish oil. There was one option to get a cortisone shot but both Handsome and I decided to go the natural way instead... prayer, stretches, fish oil, and chiropractor care, and all in good time. So for now I will have to pace my self and knit lots.


  1. Sorry to hear that you are in pain. Hopefully your treatment plan will bring swift relief.

  2. Will keep you in my prayers, Mary. :) Your post photo so perfectly paints the picture: pain meds, ice pack, tea, yarn. Hope you're able to focus more on the yarn than the pain.

    Blessings, dear friend, ~Lisa :)

  3. Oh, Mary! I am praying for you! I have an extra vertebra in my neck, which means my next goes out easily. The pain and sense of helplessness and uselessness when I have to lie down are awful. I will be praying for your shoulder but also for your heart and mind. Sometimes being down with an injury is worse on our mental state than it is on our injured part, lol!

  4. SO sorry Mary!!! Praying for you!!

  5. Oh dear! I don't like to hear about you being in such pain! I will definitely keep you in my prayers.

  6. Oh no! I feel for you because my body is prone to interrupting my best laid plans. I tend to opt for the natural route too. We're fish oil folks around here, too.

  7. Oh, my poor dear Mary!!
    Praying that frozen shoulder thaws out quicksmart!
    It sounds very painful.
    We all know what it's like to have our plans interrupted.
    Just try to relax and not worry about it, and do whatever you need to get well again :-)
    Lots of love and hugs..Trish

  8. Dear Mary,
    Praying that soon be as good as new!

  9. Oh so sorry....I had never heard of that before until recently and two friends have had it...so sorry! So glad you are finding relief through natural means. Blessings and healing!

  10. Oh no! I hope you're feeling much better again soon. I've been side walled with a nasty cold that has me dragging myself around today. Very shortly I will be headed to bed.

    Praying you're better soon!


  11. Sorry you are dealing with this. Glad you can still knit even with a frozen shoulder. Hope you get some true relief soon.

    1. JoAnn,

      I am not knitting that much per say. I can only just knit tiny bits at a time. I am such a whimp when it comes to pain. I pray this passes REAL soon.


  12. Oh Sweetheart...I am keeping you in prayer :-)

    Love you,


  13. I'll join you in prayer! I'm so sorry... these bodies start showing their age and it stinks.

    {{Hugs}}, Debbie

  14. Praying you will be back to knitting soon. No fun. Glad you are opting out of the shots. Because of my husbands disease we have an acute awarness of the damage caused by them. So sorry you are having to go through this. Its hard for us busy folk to be still!

  15. Oh, frozen shoulder is so painful! I am so sorry to hear this. I am praying for you, my friend. (((hugs)))

  16. Oh, dear, I wish you patience and acceptance. It is so hard to deal with pain, especially when you had other plans. Just remember that God loves you and cares for you.


    Annie Kate

  17. So sorry to hear that, Mary. I pray it passes quickly.

  18. Hi Mary,

    Just dropping by to let you know I'm nominating you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Stop on by my blog to see what it's all about and to pick up your award!

    Blessings to you, my friend,



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