Status Update

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Well, I spent a day reformatting my computer and re-installing and tweaking everything. The only major problem I had was I couldn't get back online. I called Time Warner RoadRunner, my cable, phone and internet provider, and a very nice lady there worked with me for over and hour! Everything showed I was connected but I still couldn't access any website or email server.

I called my son's tech employee and he very nicely spent almost another hour with me on the phone - still no luck.

Then the TW woman called me back and said she found the problem. TW had quarantined my account due to a virus problem they detected. All fine and good, the virus is why I reformatted to begin with, but I can't believe they didn't FLAG my account so their own employees wouldn't waste so much time trying to resolve and issue that only TW could fix!

Also, if you pay for cable tv, phone and internet, you'd think they could send you an automated phone message if you've been quarantined!! You can believe I'll be writing a letter to them about that. So glad that's over.

You may remember, I decided to undergo a month of electronic impulse acupuncture in the hopes that it would help me with the chronic pain I've been living with for years. The result is - It DID! My back doesn't hurt, my shoulders and neck don't hurt, and all the general body aches I used to wake up with are gone. I feel so much better!

However................. It's like finding a miracle cure for pain and in the middle of it - breaking your leg!

I didn't break my leg, but I have a badly injured ligament in my right leg, up around where my leg joins my body. Every time I put weight on my leg I have excruciating PAIN.

I started with chiropractic, massage, ice and rest. I then went to my M.D. who gave me Ibuprofen and x-rayed my lower back and hip. I go back tomorrow to see him again and will ask him to refer me to an Orthopedic specialist. I have all the symptoms of a loose ligament - the ligament doesn't hold the bones tightly enough, so they move out of alignment. It's like your leg is out of joint. VERY painful.

I've gone from wearing a pedometer, trying to get in all the steps I can, to counting and planning every step so I don't have to take more than absolutely necessary. I limp.

Joe has been so sweet, picking up things for me at the store, waiting on me when I need it. I've tried to keep on living life the same, just a lot more slowly. I've learned from living with pain that if I just stop everything when I hurt, I'll never do anything at all. So I keep going.

Ever optimistic that improvement is just a day away.

Happy to be back here with my SparkFriends.

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    Do you think acupuncture could help you with this new pain? I started having treatments for migraines, which have improved tremendously. Now, she is working on other issues that I have...don't know what she does with those needles, but it seems to work! Hoping that you can find an answer!

    3192 days ago
    Glad you are back. Hope you will be feeling better soon. Hopefully you will find something that helps the leg pain.

    emoticon Nancy
    3195 days ago
    I'm glad you are back too. emoticon emoticon
    3196 days ago
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    Dear Karen,

    So sorry you have gone from one pain to another. Glad you got your computer fixed and are back online with us. Knock on Wood, I haven't had any issues with TV other than the fact they keep raising their prices. Take care of yourself and I hope the doctor can take the pain away.


    3196 days ago
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