Day 296, Monday
Back to work. I was convinced that the semester started today, so imagine my surprise when I realized it won’t start until next week. I guess that’s a good thing since I have the biopsy scheduled for Wednesday. Really hoping it leads to a diagnosis (and REALLY hoping it’s not a bad one).
Day 297, Tuesday
Started my morning at the crack of dawn to prep for a quick grocery trip. The biopsy shouldn’t require much recovery if all goes well, but I wanted to take care of all the house stuff in advance, just in case. It’s nice and chilly this morning (what the local news calls “comfortable” weather). I wore a blazer and leggings to go shopping because why ever not at this point?
I didn’t get much sleep. I continue to wonder if the pain in my arm is caused by the lesion or the muscle strain that refuses to heal… Sadly, I’m used to living in pain. I can’t even tell which pain I’m feeling anymore. I hate it. Part of me wonders if the lesion is the reason I’ve always had a hard time doing push-ups or downward dog (I get shoulder pain if I hold too long or do too many). I always figured I have weak arms. Maybe not.
In preparation for the biopsy, I watched a video and almost wish I hadn’t. I’m glad that I’m prepared but I’m not sure I was ready for the visual of a big ass needle being hammered into the patient’s arm.
I am on week 5 of an 8 week workout plan, but I think I may be going on hiatus for a few days…
Day 298, Wednesday
Biopsy went as planned and our democracy was under attack. I was awake for all of it (on both counts).
Day 299, Thursday
I should’ve taken the day off, could barely move my arm, though it’s more swollen than painful. Feels like I got punched in the arm, which I guess is more or less what happened.
Day 300, Friday
Wow, just 65 more days until this log becomes a year. A bit more mobility today, but still unable to lift my arm or lift anything, really.
Day 301, Saturday
Starting to return to normal mobility, but occasional twinges of pain if I reach too quickly or lift my arm without thinking. I planned to return to editing this weekend, but my arm hurts if I reach for the laptop for a sustained period of time.
Released another of my mom’s rescued creatures; this time, a young Muscovy duck.
Day 302, Sunday
Went to check on the young duck an he seems to be doing ok, but he seems to have a limp. At least he’s in a safer place than the parking lot he came from.
Follow-up appointment is scheduled for tomorrow morning. Hoping for a good outcome.
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One thought on “social distance diaries: days 296-302”
I’ve been thinking about you all week (along with the crap in the capitol, and friends in the UK who keep cycling within various lockdown stages every few hours, and a friend who is about to have to move to Europe…etc). I hope the biopsy results come soon and both give you answers AND aren’t something terrible. And that the pain subsides quickly.