Thursday, February 6, 2014

A Conversation

I've been having to baby my shoulder for the last six months thanks to rotator cuff tendinitis that just won't go away. What tends to happen is that it gets better, I gently use it, then it's entirely effed up again. So now I'm trying to just not use it much at all (except at physical therapy) while I take steroids and generally just complain.

I bought a new bag of dog food this week and I carefully carried it into my house, all snugged up against my body to protect the delicate shoulder. I let the bag slide down but did not attempt to pour the bag into the container, which would involve, you know, using my shoulder. It didn't take too long before Payton the Wonder Whippet found the bag and ripped a hole in it so that she could help herself. I shut the bag behind a door and asked Husband to pour the food in the bin when he fed the dogs.

Two days later, this conversation happened:

Me: Do you remember me asking you to pour the bag of dog food into the container?

Husband: Yes.

Me: Do you remember doing it?


Husband: I remember forgetting to do it.... Is that possible? To remember forgetting?

Me: I'm not sure.....

In theory, he'll do it when he lets the dogs out next. Unless he forgets to remember what he remembered that he forgot.



  1. That is so painful. I got a cortisone shot in mine and it helped a lot.

    Your conversations with your husband sounds a lot like the ones I have with mine.

  2. I had a cortisone shot about a month ago. It helped some, for sure. I'm taking oral steroids now in an attempt to help my neck problem as well. It's aggravating the shoulder and vice versa. Thanks for the comment!

  3. the last section of this post made me giggle out loud. I hope your husband remembered not to forget the thing he remembered he forgot the first time. :) too funny!

    1. LOL! I don't know how I just found your comment here, but thanks Susie!