Shouldering the blame
I need to go away for a while. But don’t worry, this isn’t another April Fool’s pretend outing! Promise. Let me explain…..
When I joined my current firm I went for a medical with the company Doc. All was well apart from a little blood pressure issue – but you’ve read my writing…..what do you expect?!? It was when I was putting my jacket back on that he asked me why I was wriggling back into it. “Is there a problem with your arm?”
“Umm, I replied….it’s my shoulder. It doesn’t work properly” Doc looked at me (and I should point out at this stage, this isn’t the “Hot Doc” but just the Doc…so it wasn’t that kind of look….more a kind of idiot boy look…..). “How long has it been like this?”
The truth was that it had been well over 2 years that I hadn’t been able to lift my arm over head height. I’d got used to it, my life had adapted, it really wasn’t a problem. There was only pain every now and then and in between it was just a bit of an inconvenience that you got used to. Like when the escalators are down on the tube.
So after x-rays and radiography and steroid injections and an MRI, finally on Monday I’m going in for an Op to make it better. Technically it’s called a arthroscpoic subacromisal decompression and excision of calcium in reality I’m told this means, “making your shoulder not be cack like it is now”.
Unfortunately it’s my right arm, which means no driving, no self pleasure and most importantly no typing for a while. Which, in turn, means I’m saying goodbye for a time. I don’t think it will be that long….maybe a week…..maybe a bit less.
Anyway in my absence, read these blogs. And I’ll use the time to catch up on a lot of the writing other people have been doing and maybe typing the odd one fingered comment.
And if you really want to see part of what they are going to do to me then you can watch this (but not if you’re eating):
I’ll be back soon, but in the meantime, play nicely y’all…..