Catching up

CP oct 2015 fall

I took the new job and it’s been a whirlwind since.  Travel, which has always been a part of my job, remains so if not even more.  I know, you didn’t think that was possible did you?   I’m visiting all of the odd spots in the US and then some!  Still, I’m up to the challenge and loving it.  I needed the change and know that in a few months I will be able to harness my schedule to work on that life balance thing I seem to have so much trouble with!

Yesterday, I had an acupuncture and then massage appointment.  Luxurious sounding but a micro tear in my rotator cuff and pain from what I’ve been told is tennis elbow have me in physical therapy two days a week.  Overcompensation for the Lymphedema in my right arm has harmed my left.  I hadn’t even imagined this was a possibility in my future and yet  I am told it is quite common.  It was a kayaking trip over the summer that was the final straw.  I ignored the pain for two months hoping to “power through” it.  Surprise, surprise, that plan didn’t work.

I saw a shoulder and elbow man in the beginning of September and he is the one who put me into physical therapy.  It’s amazing what targeted exercise will do.    The acupuncture and massages are supplemental in helping me mend.  I admit, all of this has added a special challenge to my schedule as I’m always coming and going with these appointments in mind.  The effort is paying off as my arm is feeling so much better.

After my massage, I went to Central Park to see how autumn was coming along.  I imagine after tonight’s frost it will be much further along.  As of yesterday, the rust colors I so love weren’t that visible.

CP oct 2014

It was a beautiful day even without the rusts.

CP oct 2015

 

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8 Responses to Catching up

  1. elroyjones says:

    You sound very happy, Mae. It’s good to know the new job is a good fit and also good to know your left shoulder is on the mend. Happy Autumn!

  2. Gary Holmes says:

    Good luck with the new job. Is this a new job in the same company?

    • maesprose says:

      Same company, new position. The old job is still gum on my shoes or even worse – dog poo. They’ve hired someone new to take that over and I’m hoping by the end of the year all will be settled and smelling like roses.

  3. John says:

    Happy to hear about the new position … a promotion and raise, I hope? 🙂

    Take care of the arm … and make sure you enjoy all the beautiful colors of a Central Park autumn!

  4. tw says:

    It’s hard to believe there’s even more travel but not impossible… Remember we aren’t supposed to live our lives with the Wonder Woman costume on 24/7 though even if wearing it can sometimes be fun 😉 I’m glad you’re taking care of the arm Mae and the job decision has been the right one. Onwards, upwards and continued good heal reamin the order of the day!

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