For the past two and half months I have been experiencing extreme (right) shoulder pain. No efforts from visiting doctors has either alleviated the pain or given me a reason for it. Well now it’s getting worse. Some days I cannot even move my arm, and since I do spend a great deal of time online typing and so forth. I am wondering if it’s related?
I don’t think it is…
What happened was our bed broke. Well the box-spring did and so we threw it out. We took JJ’s futon to put on the floor so Forgetful Dad and I could sleep. We put Trace’s mattress on JJ’s captains bed. Then we took every blanket we had and built a semi-comfortable mattress on top of Trace’s box-spring, and this is basically how everyone has been sleeping for the past months.
We can’t afford a bed right now so this is the best we can do. We searched for mattresses and we are basically looking at about $500 – $800 bucks for a new box-spring and mattress. Part of the problem is we need to find a box-spring that comes in two pieces, otherwise you can not get it up our stairs, despite the big hole in our ceiling on the way up (story for another time).
Basically I was feeling great. I was feeling healthy after they came and cleaned out the mold in our attic which had been causing all of us to become sick on a regular basis. But then a week after sleeping on the floor I woke up in such severe pain, I bawled my head off. It was almost as if I tore my shoulder.
About a year ago I tore my rotator cuff which was extremely painful, but it healed. This time though it seems the pain just won’t go away no matter what I do. I have tried hot compresses, heating pads, Advil, taking a week break off the computer, exercising the shoulder, massage, tiger balm — NOTHING IS MAKING IT BETTER! The pain has been constant now since then.
I can’t lift my right arm above my shoulder
I feel pain on top of my shoulder, in the bone down to my arm and behind my arm
Typing hurts tremendously
You name it, I’m in pain!
Since I blog daily this is not a good thing. I cannot take time off. I have reviews to do. I have websites to create for clients for M2B, and I’m working on my novel right now. I don’t know what to do.
I was searching through the app store for the iphone to see if there is a speech to text app, so I could speak my thoughts and then blog them by copy and pasting them from my phone, but alas I found nothing.
The pain has gotten so bad and with no answers, I’m set to see my doctor again because I am tempted to go back on pain meds, which I don’t want to do because of how addicting they are. But I need to work.