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Monday, April 08, 2013

Hi all,

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.
Gentle hugs,

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    I'm longing for quiet, peaceful days as well.

    It would be nice in the B vitamins were the culprit in your problem because it would be an easy fix.

    I am enjoying the spring weather to.

    I'm glad Micah went and enjoyed the trip. This should increase his confidence.

    1777 days ago
  • PUGRAD1995
    Sylvia, don't let the doctor hold your records hostage. Ask for a copy yourself (or if it was done at another facility-ask them for your records). Then take that back to your doctor. If you ask, they have to give you a copy.

    We finally had sunshine and I had a day off to rest. Awesome and and it helps a little with the pain issues. Hopefully you will get some relief also.

    1779 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Except for your pain, so glad you had a wonderful weekend! Shorts? Wow! Today I waited until the snow stopped falling and swirling around so I could open my window and do my workout. Scrubbed cupboards and washed dishes at the club until 2 am yesterday where ants had got in. The lower cupboards were hard to reach all the way to the back even down on my knees so used a long pencil with my cloth wrapped around to get in the corners. My arms and hands were sore after that and especially my bad elbow. I just couldn't stand the thought of having to take mey food there on Monday for lunch. I also scrubbed the fridge out.
    Today, I only did 95 min of exercise, scrubbed my floors and prepared reports for the meeting tomorrow after the game I direct, and then spent the day trying to phone rookies for the game coming up, lots of phoning, not much luck getting anybody. Where could they be on s Sunday afternoon and evening?? Still have half the list to go through. The game is the 23rd, so I have some time, but I need to know closely how many are coming to order the dainties and get the coffee. So I will be busy playing telephone tag the coming week. Will have my 3rd & 4th appointment coming up. My back and elbow pain are the worst. The gaba doesn't control the elbow at all. I have to keep moving to keep the back pain down. Hard to do when You have a lot of computer work to do.
    I hope you have a good week Sylvia, keep firm about getting that report to your Dr. They can send anything else later
    {{{gentle hugs}}}
    1780 days ago
    I am glad Miles got to go on the band trip. I sent my Aspie to campout this weekend. He always has fun.. just sometimes is a challenge to the adults. Sounds like Miles had a blast! I have yet to get to any of the East Coast States so I hope to get to see all that one day…!!

    Sounds like the pain is a struggle as often. I keep praying it can be undercontrol for a while for ya. Glad you got your move on this weekend, and enjoyed time out doors!

    I used to "munch" on snacks in the classroom often. The kids usually didnt notice or mind.. they understand that we dont all eat on the same schedule as much as we would like to.

    1780 days ago
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