Monday: 1/5/2015 7:42pm
I took my last shower of the week tonight.
It’s not like I am drastically conserving water and giving up personal hygiene. I’ll go back to the fall……
I started having pain in my shoulder when doing chaturanga in yoga class. So I cut back on the push-ups. Then I tweaked my shoulder lifting a basket at work. After some muscle relaxers, a cortisone shot and an MRI later, I found out Christmas Eve that I had a tear in my rotator cuff. Merry Christmas to me.
Well, we had a ski trip planned and I decided to have the surgery when we came back. I took it easy, and we all had a great time. Kids were up and skiing down the mountain in a day and a half.
So getting back to the shower. I had my pre-op appointment today to go over the details. It became a quality of life issues. I really don’t like to live in pain, so I’d rather have this fixed. Plus I have 4 classes this semester and it will be difficult trying to cook with one arm in a sling. The sooner the better.
As I am tying up loose ends for the family- checking that everyone has rides arranged to get where they need to go, the pantry is stocked, I take my shower of the week- I begin to get a little excited. Last time I had surgery, to remove my tonsils ( I wrote a post on the nasty tonsils and sickness that lead to that surgery……) I had a week of rest time. I am actually looking forward to a week of no work, no responsibilities, just rest time. Which of course I will need for good healing.
I prepared 2 soups for the week to have on hand. I especially love soup. Here is one of the recipes:
Greek Bean Stew
In a little olive oil sauté 1 diced onion till soft. Add 3 cloves chopped garlic and 1 tsp salt. Stir and sauté about 3 minutes. Add 1 Tbs tomato paste, 1 Tbs greek seasoning (oregano, rosemary, parsley, thyme), a few dashes of pepper and either 4-5 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock, 4 cups chick peas ( 2 drained and rinsed cans). Bring to a boil and then simmer for 20-30 minutes. Take out half the soup and puree. Add puree back to soup and squeeze in the juice of 1-2 lemons based on your taste. Enjoy!
I’ll post how the surgery went tomorrow!