The road to recovery…

Dear Rose,

As you know I have been nursing a sore shoulder for some months now. Basically it’s come on since I’ve been writing full-time and spending oodles of time at the cesspit I call my desk. Yoga and the stretch clock app have only helped a little. shoulder.jpg

And I tried an osteo a while back but gave her the sack after she mixed up my shoulders. Surely, I thought there was some reason she was spending so much time on my good shoulder – a yin and yang thing maybe – nope, she just forgot which one was the dud!

Anyway, I was inspired – as I so often am – by the OverAchiever who has been seeing a physio for a strained hamstring.  Of course, the OverAchiever is the most conscientious patient you could imagine. Yes, she does her stretches three times a day – even during a trip to the zoo! It’s amazing the funny looks you get when your kid lies down and starts pelvic thrusting 🙂keep-calm-and-pelvic-thrust-2

So I went and saw the lovely Caitlyn at the local physio and she diagnosed sloppy shoulder. Just googled ‘sloppy shoulder’ and the first definition that came up was: a person whom consistently attempts to avoid responsibility for their own actions or others they have authority over. Hmm!

Anyway, the good news is it’s fixable. The bad news is because it’s kind of accumulated over a long time, it’s going to take a while to fix. She gave me these long red rubbery things which I need to do resistance training with once a day.

Feeling good about this because I was thinking this was what I had to resign myself to if I wanted to keep writing (well typing writing). So best be off – have some training to do 🙂

Love you,

Mum xoxo

PS. putting it out there publicly that we have an agreement to drop to twice weekly blogging if I get a certain job that I just went for.

 

 

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About Heather Gallagher

Heather lives in Ocean Grove with her beautiful family and a dog called Pip. She has a passion for quirky stories. Her first book, Ferret on the Loose, was published in 2013 and was recently listed on the Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge. The book was inspired by a girl and her ferret, who Heather interviewed while working as a freelance journalist for The Sunday Age. Her column, Yak Attack, ran in the Kids View section for more than a year and allowed Heather to profile people she thought would be of interest to kids. In 2014, she released her first picture book Happy Pants – Why is mummy so sad? This is NOT a story about ferret racing. Rather, it is a heartfelt story about a boy grappling with his Mum’s post-natal depression. Heather’s stories for children have appeared in black dog books Short & Scary anthology and Explore and Challenge magazines. Heather has experience in public speaking – both for children and adults. While, promoting Happy Pants she spoke to groups of counsellors, nurses, parents and at library events. She has presented writing workshops to primary-aged children. Last year, she was a presenter at the Sacred Edge festival and the Christian Writers’ Conference.
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