So went to the Dr. today and it seems I have bursitis in the shoulder. I've been going 3 weeks with an annoying ache and telling myself it was ok. The husband convinced me that even though I thought I knew what the problem was, sitting here popping ibuprofen without getting a proper diagnosis was probably not a good idea. Sadly every time the pain got stronger, I would consult WebMd. I knew better but I did it anyway. It's addictive. Unfortunately I can be a worrier and after checking symptoms you can darned near diagnose yourself to death!
I finally gave in and called and they got me an appointment the same day. I just want to say I have one of the best general practitioners out there. She listens, she asks questions, she even remembers what we talked about at my last Well Women's check up. And I don't necessarily mean medical questions. She asked me how my husband's classes were going and asked if my Sofie finally passed her obedience classes. She rocks.
Back to my diagnosis. Shoulder Bursitis happens when there is inflammation of a particular area within the shoulder joint that is causing my painful symptoms. I'm told I have at least 4 weeks before it gets better. That sort of sucks but at least there's nothing something terribly wrong with me. I'll refrain from walking Sofie with that arm and stop lifting heavy objects. Not sure about the pain meds (Vicoprofen) and the muscles relaxers. I will be trying one tonight. If they don't make me too loopy the following day, I will at least use them to finally get a good night's sleep.