Thursday, August 2, 2007


                           What type of Fae are you?


I got the above from Lisa Jo, who got it from Guido.  Of course, it piqued my interest.  So I'm a nymph?  Hmm...and a bit naked at that...hehe

So, I'm reading it, and, yep, oddly it sort of applies to me this past summer.  Lonely, lost but hopeful.  It's been a tough one but I hate to complain because so many others are experiencing so much worse.

Last week I saw my orthopod and had an MRI done.  No tears, which is good but my shoulder is encapsulated or "frozen" which is not great.   I'm not sure how it got that way as I've tried to keep it moving.  PT was ordered but I'm hedging on it because the first round of PT a few years ago actually aggravated my shoulder.  So, last week, I was off Monday and Tues because after all the range of motion stuff, my shoulder killing me Tues.  Wed, half a day and an injection, which has not provided a whole lot of relief...ugh.  I'll get used to it.  Friday, after work, I got off the bus.  My new car would not crank over.  I figured it was the battery but was furious.  I've only put 4,000 miles on that car since November.  I called AAA.  Yep, it was the battery.  They jumped it, and I went to Advanced Auto and had a new titianium one put in.  $80 not in my buget.  Crap, did I want a cigarette but resisted.  What in the world would I do with some "real" stress?

I got all my work caught up this Mon-Wed and decided to take Thurs and Fri off to float in my pool and clear my mind or at least try to find what little mind I have left.

Of course, I got home last night prepared to relax for the next few days.  Not to be.  Some of you may remember my air conditioner woes from last summer.  I've had this 18,000 BTU beast in my wall from Sears for five years now.  It cools the whole downstairs but I've had problems with it from the second summer that I had it.  Last year, I waited all summer for the compressor to be replaced.  Well, guess what, the same dragging sound is starting again with the new super duper compressor that was installed last August.  The technicians are coming on Sat.  The Sr. technician is supposed to discuss compensation toward a new unit.  Hmmm.....I'm thinking the new unit should be installed for nothing considering all the problems I've had in the past 5 years.  I've had $1,200 worth of work done on a $500 unit that Sears has paid for because of the warranty.  I told the guy I'm saving them money if they would just install a new unit.....we'll see.  I feel a fight coming on.

I'm hoping to finally catch up again on my journal reading and to get into my graphics journal.  My shoulder has been pretty good the last two days....knock on wood.  I was having problems just signing my name for the past week so basically, that is why I haven't been around.

Love to all!!!!!!!


my78novata said...

seems like when it rains it pours same as us with our washer dryer then busted pipe then rahcaels car . the mom been in the hosptial. its been a blah summer for sure.yup looks like they would replace it easier

sugarsweet056 said...

I have a frozen left shoulder...(what don't I have), it's been that way since a fall in '92. I don't use that arm much anyway, as it's the one with the bad elbow that I wear a brace on. Hope you find some relief for yours.
Hate to hear about you car battery, hope you a/c woes will get fixed!!!

springangel235 said...

I am keeping good thoughts that the pain in your shoulder will subside.  You have sure had it rough lately...the car...that should have never happened, with new one.  Good for you, resisting that urge to smoke!!!  Your doing great!!!  I am so happy and proud of you.  Hope your Thurday goes well, and I truly look forward to your tag journal updates...hugs and love you!!

astoriasand said...

Hi Chrissy not very nice the frozen shoulder I have had one twice Cor they are very painfull.The first one was a nightmare,I couldn't move or turn over in bed at all.OUCH!!.The injections realy hurt me,but do relieve the pain but they can re-occur.I had it twice in three years Grrr.The air conditioning sounds to want replacing for free,you stick to your guns and don't pay a dime until it is working correctly ok!!another Grrrrrr.Never rains without it pours does it for some.I had my three downers which came along last week and made a hole in my bank fridge car and cooker PHEW!! LOL!! I hope you soon feel much better and prayers being said.Take Care God Bless

ktkamanski said...

I can't imagine the kind of pain you've had to endure! Hope you find some comfort soon. Glad to hear you made it over another temptation! I hope they take care of the unit at no additional cost to you! Looking forward to your graphics once again - I love your signature tag! Hope you enjoy the rest of your day! Take care of you and yours,

chat2missie said...

The shoulder sounds painful.  I remember those air conditioner problems you had last year.  I agree, they should just replace it.  Enjoy your time in the pool.  

siennastarr said...

Chris.. so sorry to hear about your shoulder.. :(   That must be awfully painful!  I pray that you continue to get relief, because you have had enough BS in your life the past year (as have I) to last a lifetime.  There is a difference between grief and BS!  Know what I mean?

Believe it or not, I got the exact same fae as you.  Nymph.  And, the wording was exactly the same!  GMTA!  lol  

From one Nymph to another... I love you, girlfriend!

Hugs and love

jckfrstross said...

oh no a frozen shoulder:( hope it heals quickly. when the PT devils worked on my shoulder it made it worse. i think sears should give you a new unit! good luck with that


shayshaydc said...

I'm a Nymph too!!!! LOL!!!! I'm proud of you for being smoke free for so long!!!! Hang in there.... it will get easier!!! It did for me and I have been smoke free now for 18 years!!!!!

ally123130585918 said...

I hope they replace your A/C unit ~ they should after all the trouble you have had ~ Hope the PT helps with the pain in your shoulder ~ glad it has felt a bit better for a couple of days ~ surly the battery in your car should have lasted longer than it did ~ well done on resisting having a cigarette ~ Ally x

jeadie05 said...

After all the trouble its given you ,I hope they do give you a new AC ,so sorry your shoulder is still frozen Ihope the injection starts to work soon ,they do say its about five to ten days before you get the benefit ,good for you resisting the Jan xx

dwhee70041 said...

It is so nice to see a post from both you and Sharon on the same day.  I hope you get feeling better soon.  We'll hope and pray that the AC will not be a problem.  Smiles,

rdautumnsage said...

(((((Hugs))))) You know I miss you when you don't write....your comments in my journal always come through when I need them the most. You have no idea how much I appreciate your input. I know this summer hasn't been easy on you, you've been in my thoughts alot. I'm actually looking forward to fall, summer has been kinda blah for me too. Keeping you in my prayers on the smoke for your shoulder. I know what it's like to have your shoulder hurt something fierce. I just banged the hell out of mine, bruising it all to kingdom come walking into a wall of all things. Weird days of summer. Wishing you love and peace dear heart! (Hugs) Indigo

pippa1116 said...

I miss your entries! shoulder issues suck. and so do car and AC problems.  congrats on not smoking.
hang in there

queeniemart said...

i miss you beyond words.....think about you ALL the time....i am so glad you updated....i am so sorry your shoulder hurts so....and damn, its always something about the battery and do not need all this bs. If you need me, i am here.
XO lj

queeniemart said...

i miss you beyond words.....think about you ALL the time....i am so glad you updated....i am so sorry your shoulder hurts so....and damn, its always something about the battery and do not need all this bs. If you need me, i am here.
XO lj

tendernoggle said...

Hope you find some relief for your shoulder pain...
love ya,

princesssaurora said...

I am so happy to hear from you!  I hope your shoulder starts to improve... sending you prayers.  Sears should totally give you a new one... threaten that you have a letter all ready to go to Chicago to the HQ... that usually gets them going. (my dad worked for them for 30 years)

be well,

queenb8261 said...

Hey you naked nypmh you. I'vd missed  you but I've got like 8oo emails, so you can tell how far behind I am. I haven't' been feeling too well myself. I know it's my blood sugar. I have a good friend who's an RN and there's a DR coming back to town she wants me to go to.She made me  PROMISE to call him. I do. The next day. He's just getting established & doesn't take my Ins. Yet. Can I call back in mid Aug. And I'm thinking....can't he see me then charge my ins co. in mid Aug. I mean that is what they USED to do. It was patient not profit first. My blood sugar is staying so high I am worried about my heart, my eyes, my nerves. I've got to get better. You do too. Have you been able to enjoy the pool? The girls and I have been some. Kenzie, who just turned 4 on July 11th is swimming without floaties now.  That's a comfort.
About your A/C.....There is a thing called the Lemon Law....I know it pertains to cars but I think it applies to some major you have to have it repaired more than 3 or 4 times when it is under warranty they have to replace it. Like I said, I'm not sure if it applies to anything but cars, but you might check. Guess I better finish up. Take care. Talk to you soon.
Hugs Barb      

sassydee50 said...

Hey Chris~Sorry to hear about the shoulder pain and all that other every day pain-in-the-arce stuff. They say to pick your battles so I know you will decide if the air is worth the fight; one thing I know--it's too miserable in AUG around here without the air. What we have makes the computer room freezing so when I can't sleep I can't go online; that might be a good thing as reading puts me to sleep faster anyhow. I've heard that the PT can sometimes just make it worse---take care--take a vicodin (kidding ;-) Love, Deb

nightmaremom said...

ok reset alerts.. hope this works... and your journal looks fine to me.. not sure what you mean out of whack.

nay0114 said...

I'm doing the same thing catching up on journals. Sorry you're having problems with body and a/c. Hope things work out soon for you.
Take care, Chrissie

penniepooh said...

Awww, Chris, so sorry to hear about your shoulder. So painful. Good grief, not the A/C woes again! They definitely need to give you a replacement!! I hope you`re able to relax and enjoy the weekend.
Love ya

lisa41076 said...

Chris, thank you for stopping by my journal, I have really missed you alot !!!!!!!!!!! Have a great Sunday, Hugs Lisa

chevyz71gurl74 said...

Oh Chris...I hope your shoulder feels better soon...that has to be miserable!  


jlocorriere05 said...

Hi Chris, I hope your shoulder has eased off more now. The A/C sounds like a rogue one, I agree that it would be far cheaper to have given you a new one and would have given Sears a better name! Hope you get it sorted.Jeannette xx  

gehi6 said...

Oh my goodness, frozen shoulder, no that does not sound like anything you would want.  Air conditioning going heywire.  I would say that is enough aggravation right there to interupt your peace of mind.  Hope you get a break pretty soon and a spell where something majorly stressful is not going on.  No wonder you had to take a break.  Nursing injuries is always going to take too long and seems to go on forever.   Gerry  

zoepaul6968 said...

good on you for resisting the cigarette,its not easy i know hun but keep going,love zoe xx

zoepaul6968 said...

if i was you id put on my best angry face and demand everything you can. play the victim and the rewards will be reaped