One minute they are toddling behind you getting into everything. With the next blink they are getting on the school bus to go to kindergarten. If you are anything like me, and they are your baby there tears involved that day (lots of them).

It seemed like there were years of baseball practices, and games, and Tournament Ball with travel all over the state (at god awful times of the day, in any kind of weather). 

Then some friends convinced you that football would be cool to play. That was 4 years of nail biting and terror for mom. You only got bumped and bruised, but I was glad when u stopped playing.

Then came transfer to Tech, with the Chip boots and all the other accessories. You were headed towards adulthood at a breakneck pace and there was nothing I could do to slow the hands of time.

The Driving Permit was next, with the required amount of road time and classroom time, followed by a Drivers License. Who gave you permission to grow up so fast, not me that is for sure!! Even before you had your license you bought a car, a sporty little Black Mazda 3. Snazzy little car, that you take everywhere , and now that your 6 months is up, you can take others with you.

This past Friday night I realized how grown up you were. You put on a tux, dress shoes and got Jordan’s corsage ready. You looked like a million bucks. As we headed out the door, it hit me, you were really going to prom, and you were pretty grown up. The 2 of you looked stunning, and I made it through a thousand pictures with no tears.


I was diagnosed with a “Frozen Shoulder” about 6 weeks ago. Knows in medical lingo as Adhesive Capulitis. Truth is that I was diagnosed 6 weeks ago, but I have been suffering with this debilitating pain since November of 2016. I just assumed (wrongly) that I had pulled a muscle or just tweaked something and it wud resolve itself.

I tried RICE. Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. Although it is a little difficult to elevate your shoulder. But I successfully did everything else. With really no success, but I kept trying, refusing to give into the pain. 

Finally I went to the doctor at the beginning of January and was diagnosed with Bursitis of the shoulder joint, prescribed Naproxen and told to rest the joint as much as possible. It did nothing, but make my stomach unhappy. 

After the Naproxen was gone, I used OTC NSAID’S and still no change. Finally 6 weeks I made another appointment. This time for a cortisone shot. This time my PCP diagnosed it as Frozen Shoulder, gave me the Cortisone Shot and sent me on my way.

The shot helped for abt 2 weeks. And now the pain is back with a vengeance. I have done my research, and the general consensus is that you just have to let this awful thing run its course. Ice works great, sometimes Cortisone shots do, Manipulation under Anesthesia, Hydrdialation. Have all been thrown about as options, but mostly it is just wait.

Waiting is something I am not good at, I want to snap my fingers and wake up with it gone, but the chances of that seem pretty slim.