Monday, March 30, 2015

Chuckles and Chortles

Happy Monday, everyone. I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Mine was extremely quiet. I somehow managed to injury my right shoulder last weekend and have been in pain the whole week with very limited mobility in my right arm. I have been dealing with ‘frozen shoulder’. Has anyone ever had this happen to them? It’s not fun, and sadly it’s not a first time for me. But at least I know what to do about it and have been working toward healing. I’m better but it’ll be a awhile before I’m where I want to be. For anyone interested, here’s a link to a video with some great exercises to help with recovery: FROZEN SHOULDER REHAB 5 EXTERNAL ROTATION EXERCISES

It’s amazing how quickly one adapts when necessary. For example, I’ve been doing just about everything with my left hand, which includes typing, putting together posts and commenting on your blogs. And I’m right handed. That’s my accomplishment last week.

But enough moaning and groaning. No one is in the mood for that. Let’s get to the funny stuff.









Wishing you all a wonderful day ahead!

42 comments:

  1. Yes I got frozen shoulder ... well I guess nearly 15 years ago now, my goodness. Apparently I was unusually young for it in early 30s. But I had a bad injury and didn't use my right arm for months and it froze up. Lots of physio and acupuncture and I have about 95% movement back now. Unfortunately I tore my left shoulder (complete separation of somethingorother) a couple of years ago and I still don't have enough movement there to do up my own bra. Very frustrating.

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    1. I'm sorry to hear that. That is awful. These injuries are very frustrating. And painful.

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  2. Good morning Lefty, Sorry I know it isn't right! LOL

    Martha it's all your fault, you put me in a good mood with your chortles this morning. I haven't experience a frozen shoulder but that sound like it's painful... The way I would deal with that: DRUGS a lot of drugs, WINE a lot of wine and COMPLAINS a lot of complains! See what you have done, I can't help myself now... ha ha ha

    But seriously take it easy my friend

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    1. Drugs for sure, Richard. Extra strength Advil has done wonders. And those exercises are amazing. They really work. I do them three times a day and I'm already so much better. It will take quite some time before I'm where I'd like to be but that's okay. One day at a time.

      And never worry about joking with me. I don't get offended. My husband and I joke around and tease each other all the time. Just a couple of days ago, I told him that he should go out and find a younger woman because this one is breaking down. He started singing "The old gray mare, she ain't what she used to be..." This is what we do. Every day. And it keeps us young, this joking and laughing. Mentally, anyways :)

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  3. Frozen shoulder sounds awful, but I am impressed that you can accomplish so much with your left hand! I love that cartoon about Facebook which is not only hilarious, but so very true.

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    1. We learn to adapt! That Facebook cartoon is terribly true. I run across so much nonsense all the time. People should do more research before sharing things.

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  4. Thanks for the laughs but so sorry about the shoulder...could it be arthritis?

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    1. Anything is possible, Christine. I'll eventually visit my doctor and see. Right now, the exercises are doing wonders.

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  5. Oh no! Frozen shoulder is a sonovabitch. A couple of my friends have had it and I know it is NO fun. I hope it eases for you in time. And as usual, thanks for all the great LOLs -- you always find the BEST ONES! Love the Grumpy Cat one especially.

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    1. Thanks, Debra. The exercises are really helping me get back mobility. In just two days, I'm so much better.

      You can never go wrong with Grumpy Cat!

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  6. I did hear that last one in church yesterday (telling your wife is pretty) LOL :) I loved them all today; too cute! Sorry about the frozen shoulder; I have heard of it. You were a trooper to do everything left handed, that must have been tedious at times!

    betty

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    1. It was a little tedious but it's good to force my left hand to work a little harder so if this happens again, I'm able to function.

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  7. Oh I love your last one! :) My brother had frozen shoulder a couple of years ago. It took him several months of PT to get back to normal. Good luck on your shoulder!

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    1. I'm expecting it'll take some time, too. Right now, these exercises are really helping.

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  8. The exercises are wonderful I'll keep it in mind, I seem to fall a lot???? lol I hope yours is better sooner and of course your post is hilarious as always and of course, I adore the last one, see you cure and make me laugh Girl, that's pretty amazing! Now take care of your shoulder!!!!x

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    1. They really are amazing, Lorraine. I do them three times a day and they are really helping.

      And laughter...always laughter. The best medicine of all!

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  9. Hope you feel better soon!
    The first one would have me wondering as well!

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    1. Thanks, Bethany. One day at a time. And the exercises are fantastic.

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  10. You have reason to moan and groan. You know what to do so good luck in improving.

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    1. I've been down this road before and really do know what to do. The worst thing to do is do nothing. Exercising the area is the key to getting better, and I'm doing that three times a day. I already see an improvement. It's biking season, so I want to heal and get out there!

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  11. Your first cartoon reminds me of a book, "Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics." Thank you for another Monday laughs series. And I've always given large U-Haul trucks plenty of room for the same reason.

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    1. I know that book! Someone told me about that years ago. A very interesting read.

      I do the same with U-Haul trucks...give them plenty of space!

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  12. Oh MArtha, I hope this shoulder heals quickly and completely. Take care.
    I LOVED the FB father and son talk!! lol

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    1. Thanks, Jim. I'm working on it. It'll take a while but that's okay. That father and son talk is hilarious. And so true!

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  13. Wow commenting with the left hand - that's blogging persistence hehe. I hope your shoulders get better soon.

    The grumpy cat meant people who got themselves married in singlehood :)))

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    1. I gotta visit my blogging pals :) And it doesn't hurt to have my left hand do the work sometimes. The right one works so hard!

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  14. The U-Haul one is so right, and it's scary.

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  15. ant and roach raid works awful on spiders

    true story

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    1. I bet! And I'm sure it's not good for humans either.

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  16. Grumpy cat always makes me smile.

    Take a break from commenting. Be good to yourself.

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  17. Hi Martha
    Hope the shoulder feels better soon ...
    Happy Monday and thanks for the laughs ...

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    1. Thanks, Margie. In time it'll be better. The exercises are already making a wonderful difference.

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  18. I'm laughing at the Noah cartoon, and Ricky is a smart kid.
    Have a good week, Martha.

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    1. Thanks, Robyn. I hope you have a good week, too!

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  19. Hope you're feeling better.

    Funny SPIDER-MAN, bit.

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    1. Thanks, Wonder Woman. I'm working on it. The exercises are amazing.

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  20. Hope you are feeling better soon. Glad you are able to adapt and still do the things you want to do.

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