Monday, 16 October 2017

Batten down the hatches

It's a bit of a glum start to the week at Bag End.

Driving Bill last Monday resulted in a sore left arm - we put that down to the fact that I've not driven a car with a manual gearbox for a couple of years, and even Management acknowledges the dash-mounted gear stick is in a slightly unusual place.  Things were not particularly bad, but not getting better, and on Friday I popped out to do some errands.  Must have lifted or carried a bag badly but from Friday night my left shoulder/upper arm has been hell.  Quite ironic really that the chronically painful right shoulder is behaving itself perfectly at present!  So it has not been a good weekend, with enough pain last night that for a brief and miserable moment this morning I considered a trip to A&E . . .

Fortunately once a healthy dose of painkillers kicked in the idea of spending half a day in an over-stretched Accident & Emergency department was shelved in favour of self-management😎    With the weather that is due in the next few hours it's not as if we were planning on doing anything much.



Over the weekend we moved anything which might get blown over and just have to cross our fingers that the 60mph wind which is forecast for this evening will not do too much damage.














17 comments:

  1. Stay safe Jayne. I had already brought the garden table and chairs inside for the Winter months and yesterday I moved a few pots into the back porch. Better safe than sorry. Fingers crossed we don't see much damage. I hope your arm/shoulder issue is soon resolved. X

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    1. You too Jules, glad you already had your furniture safely stowed :-)

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  2. Sorry to hear about your sore arm and shoulder Jayne, I hope the pain relief does it's trick, also that you don't suffer too much from whatever the weather gods throw at us.

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    1. Thanks Eunice, we won't be getting half the wind that Ireland is suffering - do you know how your relatives are doing?

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    2. Seems it's been quite bad in Roscrea and many homes have been without power for a while, although it's back on again now and things are calming down a bit.

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  3. I hope the pain relief is long-lasting for you Jayne. I suspect all A&E would do is X-rays, some pain relief and recommend physio for you. Having had a frozen shoulder I have an idea the sort of pain you are having. I had physio and boy did the pain get worse before it got better! Good idea to rest and recuperate indoors and not venture out into this bad weather. Stay safe and I hope your property doesn't suffer any damage.

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    1. Much appreciated Eileen - doing well so far, and like you, having experienced sholder problems before I hope I know better this time around what to do, and what not to do, to try and minimise the duration. Suspect you're going to get quite a battering tonight as well?

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  4. Oh, dear. I'd been out of the loop weatherwise and didn't realize you guys were getting pounded by Ophelia until this morning. Hope you escape unscathed. Now, had a silly moment at reading "So it has not been a good weekend, with enough pain last night that for a brief and miserable moment this morning I considered a trip to A&E . . . " My version of A & E would definitely have cheered you up. Might have been painful to the wallet, but..... My A & E is a general store/pharmacy/fabric shop in Pensacola, FL that is fabulous. Hope you're feeling better soon.

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    1. Oh Sue, I'd join you for a trip to A&E, Pensacola style, any day!

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  5. Hope you stay safe, the winds are going to be bad. I choose not to go to A&E yesterday, same reasons as you, better to be at home, I called 111, but they were just too busy to help me when I needed them.

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    1. Thanks Marlene, hope you are feeling better now.

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  6. Ewww...painful shoulders...it would lovely to be pain free...just sometimes...maybe one day...hope you don't blow away. x

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    1. Hi J, don't we all sound like a decrepit bunch! But yes, to only have occasional pain when you've stubbed a toe, now that would be a gift :-)

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  7. Poor Jayne with those shoulders, but good that the painkillers kicked in. I can't take them at all & just put up with the pain & get oh so cranky at times. Anyway, enough of that & do hope the storm isn't as bad as they say, though K was talking to brother last night & he didn't say anything about storms for the day. Take care.

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    1. Hi Susan, thanks for your lovely comment; yes, the painkillers well and truly kicked in - I was quite a cheerful spaced-out little soul yesterday afternoon! It was really only the west of England that got hit (and Scotland and Ireland obviously) which is probably why K's brother didn't mention it.

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  8. Snap, I think I strained a muscle in my shoulder pruning jostaberries on Sunday. Not as bad as you though. I know what you mean about not wanting to sit for hours on A&E. Our local A&E has the most uncomfortable metal chairs too no doubt due to being regularly visited by riotous drunks.

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    1. Poor Sue, hope you feel better soon. Sore shoulders seem to be the gardeners' curse :-)

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