Since late September I have struggled with a shoulder injury. The main culprit is my shoulder blade but it affects nerves all along up my back and curls around my shoulder then down thru my arm. For several weeks my thumb was completely numb and the rest of my hand tingled. After weeks of seeing a chiropractor twice per week, and a massage therapist several times, my thumb is no longer numb and my hand no longer tingles. Well, unless I make certain movements - in which it feels as if cockle-burrs appear under my skin the entire length of my arm and into my hand.
Although I'm fairly certain that the injury had nothing to do with either of my jobs, the motions that are used for sweeping, vacuuming and mopping (and to an extent just washing surfaces) keep straining the area in need of healing. So I finally made the decision to let my night job go and the Wednesday before Thanksgiving was my last night there.
I spent 3 weeks training my replacement - the cleaning company owner actually found someone who appears will stay!
The staff at the dental clinic (where I cleaned) were sorry to see me go. I have been there since April, 2016 and had never gotten a complaint - apparently that is rare. They gave me a gift basket with locally made items; maple syrup, goat's milk soap and beeswax hand cream. They also included a nice insulated tote that will be perfect for taking my lunch to work in and a beautiful card.
I will miss working at night; it is part of my routine and keeps me from being lazy and off the streets at night :D. But, I'm hoping resting my shoulder will help me heal.