Not much progress on our house over the last few days. I've been struggling with a sore shoulder for around six weeks. It all started the day I thought I should build scaffolding out of strawbales. I heaved the bales up over my head. Gee, that sort of hurt--I thought to myself. Then, I thought it would be a good idea to pitch batting practice to Kylie for an hour.
I've hurt since that day. My deltoid muscle has been in spasm since then--with tendinitis. This muscle and tendon attaches to the rotator cuff, and I don't really feel like having surgery on that. Looks like I'll never be a major league pitcher.
I finally gave in and went to the doctor yesterday, and the good doctor said: "Do you want to sacrifice your shoulder for the house?".
So now I'm on a powerful NSAID and I got a hot water bottle to apply to my sore shoulder. I have to do shoulder exercises. I found this is easily done from the lazy boy, with my other hand holding the remote control to the TV.
Now it is off to work for five days. Hopefully, I won't have to wrestle any patients and do further damage to the shoulder. And when I come back next week, I have a friend from Minnesota who is coming out to help me (hopefully) stack the bales and make walls. Finally!