Today was one of those days, GOOD... because I was able to go to the new Spine Specialist, and he was very nice and seemed to be very knowledgeable. He was positive about my back and neck and really thinks that with a PT specialist's help, I might be able to get some movement and strength back. The goal is less pain and more mobility. So I begin next Monday with my new PT specialist, I am very hopeful.
The BAD news was... he thinks that I might have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in my right hand and arm. We will have to do more testing on my nerves in that arm and hand in a couple of weeks. I just thought it was arthritis, and figured it was something that I had to suffer through. It has been hurting me for quite a few years. It wasn't until he told me what the symptoms were, for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome that I realized that might be what I have. Weakness, numbness, pain and throbbing, yes...that would explain exactly how I have been feeling in my right arm and hand. Of course that makes me nervous, I am right handed and everything I create ( which is alot ), I use my right hand. So by August 10th we will have more answers.
TIRED... that was and has been the hardest thing I am dealing with on a daily basis. I just can't sleep at night, because of the pain all over. This Doctor, plus my Primary Care Doctor are very concern that I don't sleep. So we are working hard trying to find a solution for that. I have to admit, this only sleeping a few hours, day in and day out are very wearing. I pray that we find a solution soon. It is important to sleep, that is when your body truly heals and... that is vital for me.
So today was Good because... I got new hope for the future and a new game plan.
But today was Bad because... the Hard Drive in my laptop died, which means money, loss of everything on my computer and that I will have to write here downstairs on this other computer and that hurts my back and hands.
And tonight I am still TIRED and a bit discouraged about my computer so...I am heading to bed. Tomorrow might be a better day? But I am grateful for the information I did get, and the chance to see a light at the end of the tunnel for me and my health, so I need to remember my blessings, and what a lucky lady I am! Good night dear friends!
" Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God's grace. And your best days are never so good that you're beyond the need of God's grace" ~ Unknown
"There are good days and there are bad days, and this is one of them. ~ Lawrence Welk
" Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired, morning, noon, and night. But the body is never t!" ~ General George S. Patton