Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Hurtin' Songs


I'm a bit frustrated. I started going to physiotherapy again as my arm isn't coming along as well as I think it should. The physiotherapist agreed and I've entered an intensive program. The only trouble is that my arm hurts so bad now that it's hard to get the work done at home that is required for this intensive program. She had said in the beginning, "No pain, no gain", but realizes she started the intensity too quickly and is trying to backtrack. It hurts like heck and I wonder if the fracture site hasn't been re-damaged. Hopefully it is just aggravated like the rest of the arm and will settle down.

My son is going off to Europe tomorrow. I have to anticipate heavy things I might need done in the next week and have him do them tonight. I bought kitty litter today. That's a start.

The first song that comes to mind for today's post, I put up on 02 January, just a few days after my injury. I love the song so much that I can stand to hear it again. It's the Johnny Cash version of Trent Reznor's Hurt. It is one of my favorite songs in a decade. I have a live version of Trent Reznor doing it and even though it has a cello, one of my favorite instruments in an emotional song, there is a lot of background noise so I won't put that up. At Arm's Length by Steve Dawson is a good second song. Upbeat, after Hurt. Otis Reddings' Try A Little Tenderness is next - that's what I need from the therapist right now. When the Pain Dies Down by Chris Stills is where I want to go so that's the song of the day.

6 comments:

Kat said...

Cuidado,
Sorry for the frustration. Add that to the pain. and I can only imagine how miserable you must be feeling.

Those songs are perfect choices.

Cuidado said...

Thanks, Kat. I thought all this would be over by now. After this eventful winter I want to be back to normal.

Ralph said...

Wish I could come up there to give you a hand. I'm good for lifting, and for getting things that are placed too high for nomral people.

This too shall pass, just remember that....

Cuidado said...

Thanks for the offer. I'm figuring out some moves that are going to help. I will use physio for the acupuncture and electro stim.

Nan said...

keep the faith. sending some good vibes your way.

Cuidado said...

Thanks, Nan. I've figures out a good routine that suits my style and will work!