Saturday, July 12, 2014
Home from vacation. Had a good time, but not as good as it could have been.
First, injuries and pains and aches plagued me the whole time.
On July 3rd, I injured my thumb. I hyperextended it and had to go to the ER.
Xrays showed no break or dislocation, but they wrapped it up to my elbow, and that lasted all of about an hour.
I went to Walmart and bought a thumb stabilizer, which I had to wear the whole time.
I am just now beginning, a week later, to get some of the use back. I can now hold a pen, or a utensil without extreme pain. But it is still very sore and the slightest wrong move and pain shoots thru my hand.
The ER doc thinks it might be possible tendon damage.
I am hoping its just bruised. I will see the doctor for it on Monday, when I go for my foot.
Speaking of the foot----Yes, it is still numb and needless to say, walking around on vacation was not alot of fun.
If I got my walking in early in the day, such as walking down the street from the hotel to the Dunkin Donuts for coffee. We did do one day of sight seeing and walked around some.
But I ended up sending the others on without me, which was ok, I enjoyed my nap.
For the most part I laid on the beach, soaking up the sun and soaking in the sights of all the people enjoying the beautiful weather.
We had fireworks the last night there and rain early the next morning, which had moved out by the time we started home.
The long drive took alot out of me.
Then to come home to dealing with trying to help my son get his dog back from an animal shelter/vet, who was essentially holding him hostage for emotional blackmail for money!!!
I spent the better part of the day talking with folks from the local spca, and they must have contacted these people, because they told us we can come and get the dog.
All of a sudden, this dog went from needing major and very costly surgery, to hes fine you can come get him!!!
This was a long story and sometime I will share. Right now, I am just hoping they keep their word and let us come get the dog.
So all day yesterday, aside from a quick grocery store run, I spent doing laundry and catching up on housework.
Today I am playing catch up on social media, and getting all my unpaid bills ready to be paid and getting ready for this doctors appointment on Monday.
I am not sure if the doctor I am going to can really help me, he is an orthopedic sports injury doctor and the problem I am having, I am almost sure, is nerve related.
There are ZERO neurologists in my town who I would go to.
So, if that is the case, the next course of treatment, I guess I will have to hope I can find one who isnt too far away.
I will add some pics of vacation later on, too tired to focus on much this morning.
I will say----yes, I had a donut with my coffee.
Yes, I had a buffet, prime rib and scalloped potatoes, and green beans and black forest cake!!!
and yes, I enjoyed a pina colada, or two.
and believe me, I am not in need of any "told ya so" I am well aware of the damage I have done to my diet.
I havent been on the scale yet.
But I am aware, as I am so so tired, drained of energy and feeling bloated.
Just cant wait to find out what is going on with my foot and to begin treating it or find out what can be done to change it.
The thumb, I am sure is healing, I am wearing the stabilizer most of the day and hopefully it will heal soon.
I hope nothing else gets broken or torn or smashed or cut!!!
I am really ready to heal.