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Today - my normal "luck" strikes again!!!

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

So I had two tests at the hospital today. Something is wrong with my right thumb - my dominant hand. I didn't do anything to it to cause the pain. It has been on/off for years. In May, I helped someone move, and now it is a lot worse. It hurts when I write and I can barely open things. I got an X-ray and saw a hand specialist who has no idea what is wrong! I was told to get 3 more tests done - 3 phase bone scan, MRI & EMG/Nerve test. I had a bone scan & an MRI today. The bone scan was fine although I am radioactive now woowoo! The technician asked me to stay away from small children & older people for the rest of the day! eek! So I had my MRI for my hand too.... 20 minutes in, the tech told me she was going to reboot the machine because of an error. I told myself in my head.... "I am going to have to come back another day..." 30 minutes later, she told me it still wasn't working! haha. $200 for this damn MRI! I can't believe the machine broke on me hahaha. Actually, I do believe it. Those things happen to me quite often. So anyways.. I have to go Friday night at 8:15 to get 9 more minutes of scans done. Damn! Oh well, I need it done! I just hope I don't have to deal with any insurance or co-pay BS because I will be going a second day.

I could be miserable with what happened, or I can just move on and keep going. I choose laughing at the situation over being mad about it. That stuff happens all the time to random people! Of course it would happen to me also =)

Anyways, while I waited around in the machine for that extra time, I was thinking about the 5% Fall Challenge. I still need to change my eating habits if I want to get this goal. Last night I had some tea instead of a big snack before bed. It really helped me out!

The countdown to my next 5K started! 10 days! My legs have still been so sore. I have been soaking them twice daily now! I have Zumba tomorrow night, and I am going no matter what! YES! Zumba tomorrow! I never thought I would be so excited to exercise. I still don't have the correct shoes. Bummer. I went on my lunch break a few times over the past 2 weeks, but I had no luck. Since I knew I would be gone most of the day for the tests, I have been working through lunches this week. Hopefully I find shoes this weekend or next week! I still need Zumba shoes & running shoes! They are expensive, but I definitely need both pairs. My Mom laughed at me when I said I needed running shoes. She said all sneakers are the same. I didn't feel like arguing with her!

2 more work days for me & then the weekend! Hopefully everyone has a great rest of the week! Keep Sparking! and stay away, because I am radioactive! WoOoOoOoO!!!

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    "I choose laughing at the situation over being mad about it." I love this! Good for you!
    3180 days ago
    I really hope they get that hand problem figured out. It sounds like a real pain the butt.
    Exercise IS exciting so you should be excited for Zumba. I have no coordination so I don't do dancing or aerobics...meh.
    I'm also hoping you are all healed up in time for the upcoming 5k. I'm sure you will be.
    Take care!
    3181 days ago
    Hope they don't try to double bill for the test, since it didn't work the first time! And that they can get your hand issue figured out!

    GOOD JOB on drinking the tea instead of snacking! High five, baby!
    3181 days ago
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    Hold on tight for the weekend!
    3182 days ago
    Way to go on having the tea last night!
    3182 days ago
    I had no idea you need to have special shoes for Zumba! What is different about them? Obviously I've never done Zumba, although I was thinking about signing up this winter, but now I need special shoes? Hmmm...I may need to rethink that. Good luck with the rest of your tests! emoticon
    3182 days ago
    Having worked in a hospital lab I know those machines always break down at the wrong time. We didn't charge if the test didn't work, so I hope you won't be double charged/ plus I hope they find out what is going on.

    I have not been to Zumba in a long time. My regular sport shoes had so many groves I kept getting stuck on the wooden floor. Good Zumba shoes would make a big difference.
    3182 days ago
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    So much for modern technology right ! Good spirt emoticon Epsom salt for the legs. Hugs
    3182 days ago
    I hope you scan comes out ok. I went through a similar situation, it turns out the tendon sheath in the wrist had been severed after 9 months of testing! I hope it all works out for you. Sorry your legs are so sore. I think that is why I do not take a day off because if I do I certainly feel it the next day. Enjoy your Zumba!

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