Hi I’m Mrs. Y and I write a blog called Miles Behind Me. I am happy to join the sisterhood as I have come to know Erika and starting a few others and know I can count on these women.
On April 15th I hurt my shoulder.
My husband took me to the ER and I was told I tore my rotator cuff. I was given that
horrible awesome sling and medicines. The next day I went to my doctors and an MRI was ordered. I wrote a blog about what had happened. I then made a few Twitter posts here and there about my shoulder/arm. And posted a few updates on my blog about how helpful my husband was and the status of my shoulder/arm.
The most wonderful thing was days later after I hurt it I had women bloggers on Twitter asking me how my shoulder was doing. That I was in their thoughts and prayers. They were caring. Even when I didn’t update about the status of my shoulder/arm
the doctors still don’t know they would ask. That brightened my day.
Being in and out of the ER and going to several different doctors there were several thoughts. I tore my rotator cuff, I tore my biceps, I had a bursitis… but I was still in pain. But I could go to other bloggers and smile and laugh. Even though I was hiding behind my phone with tears running down my face I could smile at their blog posts, tweets, and/or FaceBook posts.
It was wonderful hiding behind a phone and being in so much pain. Pain these women could not see.
And then a few women reached out to me. To try this and that to ease my pain. Tiger Balm was a savior during the most excruciating pain when I ran out of pain medicine. The Ben Gay and Icy Hot were not working and honestly if it wasn’t for the mention of Tiger Balm I don’t know what I would do.
It’s a blessing to turn to other bloggers (some who happen to be nurses) and get helpful advice. Especially when there is a long process on the healthcare system of being a military spouse, which is a completely different post.
I have a date circled on the calendar.
hopefully soon I’ll be fixed I have an appointment with orthopedics, MRI in hand. So I am hopeful. And of course I have these women to turn to when I get down and they can make me smile. And I can always hide behind my phone making tweets and no one knows I’m crying due to the pain.
If you are in pain, know that you are not the only one. There are others out there, others that don’t truly want to talk about it and just suffer in silence. But you don’t have to be silent. There are others out there, and others out there that will lift you up when you are down And I will be here if you need cheering up.