Thursday, May 19, 2011
Good news is that my neck is only a little worse than it was three years ago with a moderate narrowing at its worst part. So its not the main cause my dropping stuff and having my arms go numb. Turns out its my bi-lateral carpal tunnel being the problem.
Oh and I have tendonitis too now. I'm being given a script for physical therapy with the doctor hoping that I can get in to be seen on post rather than off post as I could possibly walk or ride a bike to the appointment since I live so close to the hospital. It would free up the vehicle for my husband's use without interfering with his work.
New wrist splints were given to me today. I wore out my old ones years ago. The one I got in December, well the nurse had cut the straps too small to be of much use to me. Now I can cut my own straps to the size that I need. I use a small splint but still if too much is cut off how could I possibly adjust for swelling.
I have a low grade fever which wasn't so surprising considering I have outdoor allergies and pollen counts are pretty high of late. Chronic sinusitis is something I'm used to having so I use my neti pot daily and it does help. However it can't fix the headaches. So I'm going to have to break down and take some non-asprin in a bit to hopefully help relieve that pressure. Unless of course I go crazy like in the movie Pi and take a drill to my head. No worries that is like plan Z. Plan A is the rest and acetaminophen.
I know there was other stuff my doctor and I went over but for the life of me I can't remember. Damn Fibro Fog. Oh and I did try to take notes. I got distracted by the medical jargon and forgot to keep writing. Oh well such is life.
Tomorrow's blog posting will be a little late too. I'm having company over and want to spend some time with them.