Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Back to the (Barely) Living

As a consequence of recent events, I’ve developed an arm condition. Yes, an arm condition, which is odd in and of itself because the arm is not a body part I typically have issues with. Usually, I try to focus my efforts on more vital areas, like the brain or heart or liver, but nonetheless, desperate times call for desperate measures and I in turn have developed an arm condition. A condition I’ve coined as “Cold Arm;” a derivative of Cold Shoulder.

Now, when I say this condition is a derivative of Cold Shoulder, I do not mean of the phrase, (i.e., I give my mom the cold shoulder because she’s a conniving bitch), no, that’s not what I mean at all, I mean it in the medical sense of the term; “Cold Shoulder” or “Frozen Shoulder,” as it’s sometimes called, (i.e., I can’t move my fucking arm).

I was first exposed to this syndrome a couple years ago on a family cruise through the Bahamas when Rey’s mother became literally paralyzed at the thought of spending ten uninterrupted days with her parents and five sisters. We laughed about it at the time, I mean “Cold Shoulder” really? You’re so stressed you can’t move your shoulder? But as I sit here with my arm glued to my side, I’m suddenly thinking it’s not so damn funny.


~Jobthingy~ said...

very bizarre.

keep an eye on that


Anonymous said...

It happens in high times of stress. And sometimes...just because. I've gotten it for years. Sometimes my fingers go numb, then my elbow, then my shoulder, then my facial muscles starting at the jaw and then.....well you get the picture.

Happens to me ALOT.

Don't freak too bad about it.

And I am so sorry to hear about your loss. It was the first thing I saw today and I've been sad and crying at random moments. Hubby just doesn't get it. I can only imagine how you feel.

My uncle would say here, "Buck up"

I never liked my uncle.

And I hate the term "Buck up"

You take care girl, you hear?


It's all in my head.... hopefully. said...

I've experienced the same thing as anonymous for over a year now... numb arm, face.... Been to allll the doctors and had allll the tests. By all accounts I'm perfectly fine... just stress and, surprise, hypochondria! It definately happens in times of stress, which you're clearly under. Keep an eye on it though.

I know how hard it is to loose someone. Hope you're doing ok. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Robert said...

Every time I'm in a major stress, I get weird things happening to my body. I've never got used to them, and always worry that they're the start of something serious...

It probably won't help much, but I'm sending you my best wishes.