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March 2018



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Ups and Downs

Friday B took me out to lunch at Friendly's. That was nice. Afterwards I did some grocery shopping. Then home to take a nap.

When I woke up I seem to have injured my arm. Pulled a muscle or something. The pain ranged from 3 to 6 on the Allie Brosh pain scale. That's 3: "This is distressing. I don't want this to be happening to me at all". To 6: "Ow. Okay, my pain is super legit now". It was 3 when I was not moving or touching it. It went up to 6 if I tried to lift or lower my arm. I was screaming at 6. I have no idea how this happened. I might have lifted something too heavy at the grocery store, or I slept on it wrong during my afternoon nap. One of my friends suggested I go to the doctor. But what can a doctor do about a pulled muscle? Luckily it felt better the next day. Ranging from 0 pain when I wasn't moving it to 2-3 when I tried to lift things. No more screaming, so that was an improvement.

Saturday, I planned on going up to the cabin to visit my relatives who are gathering there. But had some errands to run and by the time I finished it was late. B had offered to take me to dinner so I called him and we did that. We went to Lucatelli's Ristorante. B encouraged me to have the escargot appetizer. I love escargot! and I don't often get it because it is expensive. While we were there I learned that Lucatelli's Ristorante has been sold and will be going through some changes. They will close for renovation and reopen in the fall with a new name and new management. But still Italian food. We shall see what happens.

Speaking of new restaurants, a rib place is moving into the old Garcia's space. I hope it does better than the last rib place there.

I hope to have dinner with family tonight. We shall see how that goes.


I find combining valerian root tablets with ibuprofen (or another painkiller) works well on muscle aches. Often muscles tense up when injured, and valerian can help relieve that while the ibuprofen deals with the actual pain.