Friday, February 13, 2009


I started getting worried about my shoulder yesterday. It had been four days since the crash and the pain was about the same. One of my co-workers was a massage therapist before coming to Rockmont, so I went in to ask her about it. Then she started prodding and poking the area. She poked really hard a couple of times and really made me flinch. We stood around discussing her diagnosis.

I started to feel a little lightheaded. Ok, I though I must be a little hungry. Then I got a lot lightheaded and tingly. Then my ears popped. I decided to lean on the table. The room got a little foggy, I sat on the floor while my co-workers looked at me like I was crazy. I told them what was happening and they laughed. Not a menacing laugh, but a " oh wow, this is kind of weird" laugh. After sitting on the floor for a couple of minutes I was able to get up as the fogginess had subsided, and the dizziness left.

I continued to ice the shoulder throughout the day. We had decided on inflamed Bursa because after the icing, most of the pain was gone.

Feeling a little better, I decided to pick up some landscaping rock on the way home. I loaded about 15 large rocks into the truck and felt about the same. I iced the shoulder again on the way home. When I got home, I unloaded the rocks, and laid them in place.

The rocks serve two purposes. One is for aesthetics, the other is part of my skills course. Pretty cool.

So, after they were in place, I got my bike out and rode the course a couple of times, then went to dinner with Rhonda. Amazingly, the shoulder started to feel better, a lot better. And upon waking this morning, almost all of the pain is gone. Yeah!!!

Have a great day.


Chris said...


Chris said...


Chris said...


Chris said...

Dude, you got some weird mojo going on!

Butch Greene said...

Did this massage therapist have a tight fitting blue shirt, long pointy ears, esceedingly high eyebrows and say anything about logic?

Stephen J said...

Chris: agreed
Butch: no

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you have an acupressure expert as a co-worker! How fortunate you are. Ask her if she knows how to “spear proper” with them little needles. If so, please give her my number.