15 March, 2011

Best Prescription

I haven't had  "Monday" in a while. Usually my Mondays are pretty boring... I don't volunteer until Tuesday, so I usually run errands or do things around the house. Pretty low key. While today wasn't awful, it was the closest I've come to "a Monday" in a while. Y'all know what I mean. Mondays can be pretty rough.

I'm not much of a morning person and my day just didn't get started on the right foot. Joe's internet has been out for the past few days, so I haven't been able to talk to him. It's irritating, but it's not unexpected either. They don't have very reliable...anything in the sandbox, do they? It's still kind of upsetting when I don't get to talk to him in the mornings. Our time is limited as it is and our conversations are usually limited to iChat {or AIM on my phone}. If we're lucky, we get to Skype once a week. I'm certainly not complaining because I know others have much less, I'm just stating our situation. I cherish our morning/nightly chats. Morning for me, night for him. 13 hrs is quite the time difference!

So, first I didn't get to talk to my hubby and then I had another...unfortunate event. I ended up pretty frustrated about it, because I just don't understand. Still don't, really. Luckily, Melissa hopped on Skype not too long after that and I was able to vent my little heart out. As usual, she was about to give me advice {aka tell me to chill out} when she saw this verse on a blog she was looking at:

Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. - I Peter 3:9

{I think it was that verse. I didn't write the reference down at the time, but this was all I could find when I went searching. Correct me if you want, Melissa. =)}

Dang it!! All my thoughts of having a confrontation or being very upset were ruined!! And, dang it, isn't it just like God to give that verse to Melissa to tell me to be good?! She's often the voice of reason in my life - telling me when I'm being ridiculous, worrying when I shouldn't be or doing things I shouldn't do. I'm thankful for that. Sometimes {especially with Joe gone} she's the only voice of truth in my life!

After that and chatting about other things, my day improved. I didn't get near as much accomplished as I wanted to, but I feel rested. I did the dishes and picked up a bit and other than that I didn't do much. I didn't necessarily sit on the couch all morning, but I didn't do much either. I did have a doctor's appointment to get ready for, so I'm sure that helped.

I originally scheduled my appointment for all the trouble I've been having with my shoulder. Really, it started around this time last year. It was always off and on, but recently it's been more "on" than "off," even waking me up in the middle of the night a few weeks ago. Since my original appointment got cancelled {who knew doctors got sick?}, I also went in today with a sore throat! Go me! 2 problems for 1 appointment! ;-)

She did all kinds of "tests" for my shoulder, seeing what I could do without it hurting. Nothing really bothered it. Come to find out, I just have a really freakin' huge knot right next to my right scapula (shoulder blade, for you non-medical types). According to my amazingly awesome and cool doctor, it's a common problem...and it just happens. Unfortunately, there's no magic fix. It takes stretching, ice and heat packs and exercise - all of which I've been doing. She also mentioned good posture would help. =( I have horrible posture. Probably not the worst ever, but it's not great either. Luckily, pilates helps but it also can cause my shoulder to spasm... So win-lose. She prescribed me my favorite a great muscle relaxer along with "extra strength" {aka my usual AF dose} ibuprofen...

And then she said it: "Massages will also be great to really work that knot out and relax the muscle."

Heck. Yes!!!!! My doctor just prescribed me massages!!!

Wait. Will Joe believe me?

Bright side: I now have a real reason to beg for a massage.

Down side: TriCare doesn't cover that. =P

Either way, though, I think it's safe to say that my doctor prescribed something that every woman wishes their doctor would. ;-)


Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

I'm so glad it wasn't too serious. Yay for massages :) I also kind of chuckled at you explaining the no internet thing. Its sad you have to explain it all out since some people would flip out and take offense over you talking about not having internet.

❈ Annie - Blonde Glambition ❈ said...

I need the name of your doctor...haha! I wish I could get a doc to prescribe massages for me :) I hope you start to feel better soon chickadee!

Kate said...

I had a lot of problems with my back after I gave birth to my first babe.. And my doctor prescribed me physical therapy. When I got to my first PT appointment, they told me that soft tissue massage was a part of their PT treatment and so Tricare would just cover it as part of physical therapy. ..Easily one of the happiest days of my life. haha

JG said...

Ah, I've fantasized about getting that same prescription! Right now I'd settle for a chiropractor. However, if you get the chance, I highly recommend Massage Envy if there is one there. They are a nation-wide chain. They do WONDERS on my pressure migraines and have great deals for new clients.

Katie said...

Ah, a massage sounds delihgtful. :) I don't know about Hawaii, but here most places have first time customer specials. After that, one hour massages run about $40-$50 a pop. But if you're only getting one a month or so, it's not that bad. Weekly massages would definitely but a dent in the budget though...

But they're totally worth it! :)

Wife on the Roller Coaster said...

Oh my goodness, a prescription for massages?! Lucky girl! Are you sure TRICARE doesn't cover it? I wonder if maybe you can find a massage therapist that at least gives military discounts.

Have a great weekend! Hope you hear from hubby!