On Tuesday I complained of a sore shoulder but joked about the side effect – being too sore to do housework. By Thursday afternoon it had gone beyond a joke and I was in absolute agony. After a sleepless night Thursday night I took myself to outpatients at the local hospital – the only Doctor being out of town for the day. Since then I have managed to see the doctor, too, and, with medication have the pain back to bearable level. But the side effect is a fuzzy head, so writing and housework have both suffered whilst I’ve spent a lot of time resting. It’s so rare for me to do nothing, but that’s just what I’ve been doing for most of the past three days. Even reading has been a struggle.
This afternoon I feel like I might be getting better and I do hope so. I have stories to write, books to read, and a family to spend quality time with. But the time out has probably been a blessing – maybe I just needed some recharge time. And perhaps I’ll appreciate the work more when I get back into it.