Sunday, 4/7 Two steps forward, One step back
Monday, April 08, 2013
I love, love, love the weekend! I get more time in the pool than on weekdays and I get to go to church and well, I can do what I please. This is fun to me and I love it. Here it is, late Sunday night and my weekend is almost over.
It has been just over three weeks when I had an injection in my shoulder and soon after, one in my back. Both my back and my shoulder are giving me a great deal of pain. I see my pain doctor for my back on Friday--and I hope I can function that long. I don't know what to say about my shoulder. I had an appointment with the neurologist who did my EMG and he said that I have carpal tunnel in my arm and that my other one has a far bigger problem with damages to my ulnar nerve. I had carpal tunnel surgery on my left arm less than a year and a half ago. He is not releasing my records to my primary care physician who ordered the test until he does some lab work to determine if I have enough B vitamins in my system. He is aware that I have a vitamin D and B12 deficiency because I take supplements for them. He says that these deficiencies indicate that I might have more problems and he would like to help me to get to the bottom of them. I think that this is no reason to hold the reports that were ordered and I am going to let that doc know because I also see him on Friday.
My weight stayed the same this week--which could be because I went back to work and don't get time to eat properly during the day. This is an ongoing issue with me, so I did eat on Friday as I taught. It was kind of odd, but it seemed like it was okay to do. The kids didn't seem too concerned and it helped me.
We had some really nice weather today. I wore shorts for part of the afternoon and spent some time outdoors after I went to the pool today, I went easy on myself and didn't do anything that might aggravate my pain. I sure enjoyed it outside. I am looking forward to spring and summer so much. It will be a real blessing to have sunshine and opportunities to do things outdoors. I worked on Miles' afghan for a bit and did a few sudoku puzzles I love gentle free time.
Micah just got home from his band trip to Atlanta. They had a lot of rainy weather, but he had an awesome time. (Marissa chose not to go on this trip for a number of reasons, one being that she just had her trip to Dallas.) I am so glad that he went because he wasn't sure he should. I knew that that was his Aspergers speaking. Autistic kids don't like changes in routine nor do they like a lot of social time, which is what this was about. I am so glad that he went because he has a lot of great memories He said that he thought the trip "should have been longer--a day or two. I want to go back sometime there were a lot of things I didn't get to do." They stayed at a Hyatt Regency and it obviously was a top-notch hotel. He saw the CNN building, they toured the "World of Coca Cola," saw the Atlanta Zoo and the Atlanta aquarium, and they spent a day at Six Flags over Georgia. They also earned a gold for their band performance, ate at a couple of awesome restaurants, and just had fun. I am so glad that I pushed him to go, even though it wasn't a cheap trip. (Sometimes Mom gets it right.)
I'm hoping that this week has a far more "average" taste to it than last week did. There was a lot taking place--a lot of high stress items. I just want normal and quiet to deal with for a bit. Maybe that can happen for me--I can pray!
Have a wonderful week yourselves.