Went to a rehabilitation therapist today for the arthritis in my back. He is now ordering an MRI to be done of my spine due to the increasing neuropathy in my right arm. It’s to the point now where I feel nothing in my thumb and only some in my index and middle fingers. My arm falls asleep at a moments notice. My right hand will start to shake uncontrollably and I’m starting to drop things. I have to admit this to everyone otherwise I will keep pretending that everything is fine. I can’t anymore.
I’m glad I spin my mandrels with my left hand and apply glass with my right. I can set a glass rod down till feeling comes back, can’t set a hot bead down “for a minute”.
OK so I got a very painful steroid/lidocaine shot in my back to hold me over till he can determine if an epidural is necessary or if there is anything else he can do. So I’m scheduled for an M.R.I and a C.T. scan next Monday (gonna need a pill for this one). Then I see a neurologist on the 25th, then back to this RT that I saw today to see what’s going on. So till the middle of next month it’s one test after another and the hurry up and wait game. I hate that game.
Meanwhile I’m keeping myself busy. Tonight Oscar and I go for his first testing as a therapy dog. There is an entire checklist that he has to go through. I hope he does well. Then Saturday it’s out to Brighton for torch time for the BOC, Sunday is a guild meeting in the afternoon. Then I need to get busy making beads for the bead bonanza in October. Phew, when I jump back into life, I don’t fool around.
I’m off for an afternoon nap to let this shot take effect. Hugs to everyone.
If it wasn’t for Joes PT I would have slept all day today. Did so much running this past week and weekend. I’m not used to being this active and I’m paying for it now.
Friday was run errands day, Saturday, Went to the Baptism for four beautiful little ones. Two girls and two boys. Children of someone I watched grow up. We lost contact several years ago, so I was surprised to be invited, but wonderfully blessed to be included and welcomed back. Seeing her brothers and sisters and their children touched me. They have all done so well for themselves. Between them they have 23 kids and they all live within three blocks of their mother. What a blessed grandmother she is. She is so involved with their lives. I truly envy her getting to see all her beautiful babies every day.
I did get to visit a bit with my grands yesterday. C&L spent the night at ex’s house and came by here after breakfast. I love spending time with my grands. It seems that I never get to see them. They are growing so fast. I guess that’s why I envy Apple her babies so much. There are days I want to chuck everything and move to their town just to be more a part of their lives. But I’ll take what I can get when I can get it. I can’t wait till they are older and have computers that I can Skype on or they get on FB or even e-mail. Right now it’s hard to even get a hold of them. I wish there was a way we could connect more on a weekly basis instead of quarterly like we do now.
So now I’m off to torch for a while. Need to spend some time in creative mode.
The very best sound is the sound of my house ringing with laughter of family and friends. From elderly to infant, we had them all at our house Saturday. It was a perfect day. Hot, with a bit of breeze, the pool was perfect, the food was amazing (thanks again for grilling C.) Everyone brought something to pass and the variety was wonderful. Several times I just stopped and listened and found myself wishing for things that can never be. I got way too much sun and slept for two days after, but that’s OK. It felt wonderful.
The best sight was waking up Sunday morning to my granddaughters sweet face peering over the edge of the bed and asking in her sweet voice, “can horsey wake up now?”. We have a bouncy horse with springs that she loves. She will get up all night and bounce on that horse, so Sat. I put horsey to sleep in my room. He couldn’t wake up till I did. She did wait till she heard Joe talking to me. Such a sweetie.
The best feeling was the hug my grandson gave me as they were leaving. I told him I needed a good long cuddle and he held me for at least three minutes. That’s a long time for a five-year old. He smells so good. No matter what, he always smells the same.
Today I went in had some blood work done to test my thyroid to see if medication can correct its issues. So, I find out Friday. I did weigh in at 118.8 today so I’m up three pounds. Man, I work hard for those pounds. Since I’m never hungry, and have a hard time swallowing when I am, I tend not to eat much. So every morning I make my big ass cup of coffee with three heaping scoops of carnation instant breakfast and a 1/2 cup of whole milk. I need to look into a protein powder since protein adds muscle. At least no-one told me I was “too skinny”. I hate that. They remember me at 189, so to them, I’m too thin. I think I’m fine.
I’m going to call it a night. Sweet dreams everyone. I’m in the process of learning how to crochet a sock. We will see how it turns out.