Pain is messy
A rebellious teenager, appearing
Pain is invisible
A malevolent spirit haunting
Pain is antisocial
An angry mob descending
Pain is cunning
A bully stalking
Defeating doctors, confounding consultants,
Making fools of pharmacists,
Pain is relentless
A silent enemy
It’s the middle of the night and as i can’t sleep my default mode is to get up and write.
I can’t sleep because of the relentless pain in my shoulder which is the result of an injury to my rotator cuff. I’d never heard of this unseen but essential part of my anatomy until it was injured. According to Wikipedia, the rotator cuff is a group of muscles and their tendons that act to stabilize the shoulder. Like me, you have probably never given them a thought; but, if they are inflamed, torn or damaged like mine, you will certainly know about it! The pain in my shoulder is excruciating, especially if I try to lift or lower my arm or twist it behind my back. It is worse at night because I tend to turn over and lie on the right side and it is my right shoulder that is injured. I guess it will improve over time and with some simple exercise, but at the moment the pain is hard to manage. The hospital doctor gave me Co-codamol but they made me sick and most over the counter analgesics don’t even dull the pain. So I guess I will just have to live with it.
On the bright side, it does not affect me much when my arm is by my side so I can still write ~ YIPPEE! I think if I was unable to write I would go crazy.