Tuesday, July 27, 2010

♫ Here I stand, pen in hand...♫

Metaphorically speaking, that is. About the only time I use a pen anymore is to sign my name to something.


My shoulder quit improving a few days ago, now it just hurts worse. Went to the specialist today and got it checked out. It seems I have a bad rotator. From what we could see, not only is the cartilage bruised, I have several muscles that have torn loose from the rotator cup and are flapping away in there. Bottom line is that in a couple of weeks I have to go into surgery and get them re-attached. Oh joy. Following that, several months of physical therapy and awesome pain levels. I guess my summer is pretty well shot in the ass as far as doing much physical stuff. Oh, well, you have to do what you have to do.


I don't know why everyone is so excited about the so-called "leaks" about the situation in Afghanistan; anyone with a lukewarm IQ has figured out all that info by now anyway.


Trying to blog more often, but the pain in my shoulder has been interfering with my sleep; I'm lucky to get two or three hours a night, and that is broken up into an hour here, twenty minutes there, etc. When I go several weeks on little sleep I have trouble focusing on anything very long, so thanks for bearing with me.


Since I am tired and somewhat ornery, I have been listening mainly to sixties stuff; it seems to cheer me a bit. These are all sixties or late fifties, so I don't know how many of you out there have even heard of most of them. Try to enjoy.

"Rhythm of the Rain" by The Cascades
"Monday, Monday" by The Mamas & the Papas
"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" by The Beatles
"Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra
"I Am a Rock" by Simon & Garfunkel
"Downtown" by Petula Clark
"White Bird" by It's a Beautiful Day
"Runaway" by Del Shannon
"Season Of The Witch" by Donovan
"Good Morning Starshine" by Oliver

From the rock musical Hair.


LeeAnn said...

Flapping muscles are never a good thing to have in your shoulder. However, "Flapping Mussels" is a great name for a band.
Hope you get through this soon, it sounds horrendous. I like sleeping far too much to have stuff interfere with it, so I imagine pain being the culprit sucks doubly.

Kenny said...

I am having surgery on my shoulder 19th of August. I believe you are in much worse shape then me. I hope all works out for you. I am going to Dr Edwards down in Bountiful.

I love yor choice of tunes

meleah rebeccah said...

Oh no! That's terrible news about your shoulder! UGH! Wishing you a SPEEDY recovery, and I will be sending healing prayers when you have to go in for surgery.

terri said...

So sorry to hear about your shoulder. Not good, not good. And lack of sleep sucks. On the very occasional night that I fall short on sleep, I end up being unbearable the following day, so kudos to you for dealing with it however you can.

Hope the surgery is the ticket and you can heal up quickly.

Thud said...

Bob...I'll catch up with you one day!

James Higham said...

All classics - that places you pretty accurately, Bob.

Bob G. said...

Oh, I know all too well about rotator cuff issues.
Although mine doesn't hurt much opr as often, it DOES like to make odd popping sounds frequently...
(note to self - next life, do NOT use shoulders for breaching ANY door...EVER!)
When those pops turn into GRINDS...then I'll probably take myself to a sawbones...not before.

And, as always...a fantastic list of songs and videos.

Hang tough, Boss.

(the other) BG