Tuesday, June 18, 2013
I was looking for a document at work today and found some old writings that I had done or saved from others. WOW! I've got lots of good stuff hiding in my computer doing me no good. Hmm.....it's got me thinking, which is good.
Let me back up a bit.....I have carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands and over the last 8 or 9 months have been in constant pain or numbness or both. Little things can be extremely difficult - like putting on a necklace or holding a pen while walking. I've had all the tests, been to the specialists and they recommend surgery to release the tunnel and give the nerves more room.
The dealings with the workers comp insurance carrier have not been all good. First they were trying to deny coverage because I'm a diabetic. Yeah, I have diabetes; but I've also worked for this company for almost 24 years sitting at a computer. The last 6 years or so have been at a wooden desk that I can't adjust. Independent second opinion called it 50/50, insurance company finally declared it covered under workers comp. The first surgery has been scheduled for July 19th.
I'm so stressed out from this whole situation and scared about the surgery. Stress is not good for me because it leads to eating. Eating leads to high sugars, high sugars leads to all sorts of other problems. This morning, I get a call out of the blue from a nurse who is a "resource" for me during the workers comp & surgery process. I wanted to scream that I'm not 5 years old! My brain knows what I need to do....I need to get rid of the stress so that I can do it. Basically, I need to get my blood sugars into range relatively quickly and keep them there so that my body will heal better.
I've done it before and I can do it again. I need to focus!
Reading some of the blogs I've written has been helpful this afternoon. Tonight I will find myself a notebook or journal to use while I get myself under control.
Here's a good blog from back in 2011. Lot's of good tips here.....and a terrific place to start.
cheerleaders welcome on my journey.....