Morning everyone, Been awhile since i have made a blog, but for a while there I was unable to use the computer much.
Another day gone and I'm still have not got rid of the extra pounds from Thanksgiving. I'm struggling this week. Too many temptations leftover from Thanksgiving.
I need to step up the exercises and hurry up and eat the rest of these pies!(LOL) Seriously I do need to get these pies out of here, I'm weak when it comes to them. Especially if we have vanilla ice cream. you probably guessed they are apple.
A little update on my health. My kidney problem has been stabilized (Praise God)and have been able to walk without a great deal of pain and that was mostly from a very expensive set of orthotics. There was a concern of cancer but it turned out I was clear and no sign of it.
My biggest problem is the nerve damage I have in my arms and hands, it has gotten so bad my hands tingle like pins being stuck in them all the time.( if your familiar with the sensation of your arm or leg doing to sleep) Anyway, when I lie down, anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes my hand is asleep but goes beyond the tingling to an intense throbbing. So needless to say. I am not getting much sleep. I have surgery scheduled to hopefully correct the problem. But they (the V.A.)can't do it until may 2009. So I have too deal with it until then. my left hand is almost useless. I can't do much with it anymore and I'm losing motor control. The amazing thing is, I play guitar and I play on our Worship team at church. I get up in the morning and can barely move or close my hand. And I think, this is the day I have to give up playing, and you have to understand, playing music is the world to me. I try to play in the morning and have great difficulty making chords, So I go to church anyway and set up. We sit and pray before our practice set and miraculously I get through the practice and the program as if there was nothing wrong. But afterwards my hands go back to the stiffness and the pain.
I see my Rhuematologist next week, I'm going to ask for cortisone shots in my wrists and shoulders. Hopefully that will give me some relief. If you are interested. There are some pictures of my hands on my flickr acct. on the link below. There are also other pictures you might enjoy just looking at.
On the lighter side. I am excited! the teams I lead and help lead are growing and getting more activity. I was concerned from the lack of posting and was actually considering closing one down. But I figured if one person was posting I would continue. and I am glad I did.
I am up and around, able to exercise, and have good friends who support me. What more can I ask for!
I love this time of year, Everyone is happy, they get more motivated and want to be more involved and my mission and my job as a leader is to try too keep that motivation going throughout the year. I hope you are in the motivated group, if not join me right now!
I know a lot of us worry about this time of year with all the temptations,
But as Bobby Mcferrin says "Don't worry, be happy"! And stay focused on your goals!
Have a great week and success to all who read this.