Node 1414

drawing of shoulder joint from Gray's Anatomy

A few weeks ago, I noticed that I was approaching Node #1414 for this site (nodes being Drupal parlance for page or story IDs), which wouldn’t really be a milestone for anybody except this site. ;) I pondered some possibilities to mark the occasion but hadn’t reached any conclusions.

[Update: the site has since moved from Drupal to WordPress, so Node 1414 is now this page.]

Then, three weeks ago tomorrow, I got, ah, interrupted. ;)

So here I’ve been, stuck at the house for three weeks straight, apart from a few errands starting this week. I’ve been pushing my impatient self probably quicker than I should be doing things, but there’s only so much daytime television I can take. (Thank God for the FOX Soccer Channel.) Coincidentally, a couple of folks way more famous than I am have had shoulder injuries — Laker Vladimir Radmanovic and Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade.

No outdoors make Robert a grouchy patient.

At the moment, I am feeling better — I’m able to type more with both hands now, which is a relief, though I do have to take breaks. Except first thing in the morning or late in the day, the shoulder feels much better, as do the ribs. In fact, my shoulder seems “normal” when I don’t move it around. When I bend forward, though, it shifts as if my arm is falling off my body. Shudder!

I am now engaged in the usual crap with the medical field. My doctor is awesome, love her like crazy, but most of her office staff is just awful when it comes to paperwork, communication, and other bureaucrap. I was allegedly supposed to see her this week, but then got a referral to an orthopedic doctor and when I called my doctor’s office, I couldn’t get an appointment till next week. Gah! Anyhow, I’m hoping to get in on Monday if at all possible.

Anyhow, despite that and despite the cabin fever, I’m doing more or less okay. About ready to be talking to a physical therapist. I’m going to try a mile or so walk later.

More news after the weekend.