Physio; Pain and Pumpkins.
Yesterday the physio did the usual pressure on the trigger points thing, then did something new. He had me relax my arm, then he held the shoulder and elbow and manouvered the arm to see what range of movement the shoulder has.
Now, at work and at home, I don't have too much trouble doing things anymore, most of the movements I would normally make, I can do.
But there are movements the shoulder should be able to make, and it just can't. He said, "there's a definite block isn't there?"
I still can't put my hand up behind my back and there's a rotation problem. Since I don't plan on bowling any cricket balls any time soon, that's not bothering me. Of course if I decide to start swimming, I could be in trouble....so I guess I'll stick with wading and floating.
I'll keep up with the exercises and see how things go.
My regular review doctor said it may be a case of this is as good as it gets and I may face permanent work restrictions. He may be right.
Pain; in my foot. More specifically, heel pain. I've had this for a few years now, off and on. A lovely lady at the Athlete's Foot, (shoe shop), said I had fallen arches and recommended orthotics to support the arch. I have two pairs, one much more firm than the other, neither works very well, I still have heel pain on and off. I thought maybe I had a heel spur, but wouldn't that hurt all the time? I should probably get an x-ray to be sure....but when the heel pain disappears, sometimes for weeks or months at a time, I forget about x-rays. Today, it's a real pain in the.......well, the heel.
Pumpkins. My pumpkin vines haven't done as well as I hoped. The female flowers both died. I did notice that after I trimmed the growing tips, new growth began at the base of two of the vines. So After work today, I went out there with the secateurs, and cut the vines drastically. There are now three much, much shorter vines, two with new growth and one that I'm hoping will develop new growth. I'm going to toss out the pollen I collected and make a complete fresh start.
And white fly? O.M.G. I've never seen so many! I'll have to get up to the nursery and buy some of those sticky yellow traps for them.
On the plus side, I have many baby miniature capsicums growing out there. They're all still green and only about a half inch long so far, the different colours will reveal themselves in time. And of course I'll take photos.
So, that's my Saturday. How's yours?
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