So 2 weeks ago I somehow damaged all the nerves in my shoulder, I don’t know how, it might of been from trying to carry some really heavy drawers upstairs. The pain is agony, I’ve been to the doctors numerous times now and they’ve put on me 3 different tablets to help sort it out.
- 30mg codeine
They are pretty strong doses, which means mummy is out of parenting duties at the moment!
The guilt is real!! I’ve been put on sofa rest, doctors orders. I can’t lift or move my left arm, this wouldn’t be a problem for most people. Yet I’m left handed!!! So the struggle is real.
Matt helps when he’s not at work, but as he starts at 6am he can’t help with the school run. Which is a nightmare when you have two girls and hair to put up neatly, it’s also a game to try and do shirt buttons up. Luckily our 8 year old has been helping her younger siblings with getting ready.
Even simple tasks like opening a bottle of pop is out! I’m trying to push myself through the pain though so I can do normal tasks. I just pretend it doesn’t hurt, when secretly inside I’m in agony.
I’ve got the doctors again next week for injections into the nerves to see if that will help. The GP has stated it can take weeks/months for it to get better, but I haven’t got the patience to wait that long for it to heal. I know I’ve got to be careful in what I’m doing so I don’t cause more damage.
The guilt just gets heartbreaking, when you can’t do normal things with the kids, or when they ask if I’m taking the tablets that make me sleepy, because if anyone has even been on codeine & diazepam you will know they knock you out!
Hoping the injections next week are some sort of miracle cure, so this momma can get back to parenting & momma duties!