Wednesday, August 14, 2013
This morning I heard from a nurse at a hand surgeons office. My appointment isn't until the 21st of August... hopefully they don't tell me that the bones are already set and there's nothing they can do! So now I just have to sit and wait for a week before I know anything else.
I think this is going to effect my weight loss attempts. For some reason my weight isn't coming down like it normally does after cheat day. I've been the same weight (4 lbs over last Saturday) for the last 3 days. Maybe I can cut back a little and get it moving again.
I really want to say how touched I am by all of the comments and goodies I've received in the last couple of days. I wish I could spend the hours needed to respond to everyone personally. But typing is painful, to both my hand and the rest of my right arm that I have to hold at an awkward angle so that my splint doesn't just mash a bunch of keys when I try to type! After typing for about 30 seconds I have to stop and rest my hand/arm and I have 5 papers still to write for a class!!! Dreading that.
I'm not taking any pain meds, instead choosing to save them for a rainy day. You might be wondering why I would do that if it hurts now. Well, 2 herniated discs, 9 knee dislocations, 3 shoulder dislocations, the occasional cluster headache. It's for these other ailments that I prefer to hoard pain meds. If something hurts to the point that I can't function, I take something for it, other wise, I save 'em! Also, a lot of Doctors don't want to give me Vicodin because junkies fake injuries to get their hands on the stuff and I'm allergic to codeine and ibuprofen, which is what junkies say also!!!! So there have been times in my past where I was in pain and was refused pain meds because a Dr. was being "cautious" about supplying user. So I save what I do get for the days that I REALLY need them.
I hope that rambling nonsense made at least a little sense. :)