Off to the doctor’s I went this morning. I went to a different provider since I felt that my last one really dropped the ball as far as care for my back. This office is only about a mile from home, so I was able to walk there and back (in the drizzle – will it ever stop raining???). More gorgeous color!
Maple trees are the best for fall color!
Anyway, the verdict is a shoulder sprain, although they want x-rays because it is not common to have the clavicle stick out like mine is with a sprain, so I probably wrenched it pretty good. One of the problems with living in a small town is that I have to go to another office for the x-rays because they are only done in a central location. The office by me doesn’t do enough x-rays on a daily basis to afford a machine or an x-ray technician. Gotta love small town living. I am to not overdo it with my shoulder and to get some physical therapy exercises so my shoulder doesn’t freeze up. Healing time is 6 to 8 weeks, but my clavicle may never go back again.
Ironically, she was more concerned about my back/leg than my shoulder. She did reflexes and while my right leg shot right out when it was tapped, my left leg did about half of that. She wanted me to get an EMG nerve conduction study done to assess the full amount of nerve damage I have, but since I wouldn’t be getting surgery on my back unless I was in pain, I can’t really justify the $500 – $1000 that the EMG would cost with my insurance just to get that information. If it becomes a painful problem again, I will get it done. We have a high deductible, so I would be paying the whole thing out of pocket. Ah yes, US healthcare. Such a sore sticking point with me.
Anyhoo – I decided I needed a little thrifting to take away the pain from my tetanus booster. I am one of the lucky ones that gets a very sore arm from that shot. Stupid Lori asked for the shot in my left arm because of my right shoulder issue. Then I realized later after I got the shot that would mean 2 sore arms. D’uh… My excuse is that I did not have any coffee prior to my doctor visit
I actually went in search of furniture to repurpose. I found this, which might go well in either the bathroom or as our new TV stand.
It’s a squidge big, so not sure it will work for either of those purposes, but it is also $125 and I was really looking for an inexpensive dresser to repaint and salvage.
I did find a couple tops, though. One is a gold sweater. I don’t know if you can see the sparkle in it. Good for holiday time!
Total cost for these 2 tops? $8! Score! I also should have vacuumed the rug before putting clothes on it.
Today’s pink picture:
This is my gardening notebook. I keep lists of my plants and a mapped layout of my garden. Plus receipts for plant warranty and ideas for future projects. If only the rest of my life were so organized!