Sunday, July 01, 2018
Round three! I didn't fall off the face of the earth, I've just been having a lot of medical issues going on. We discovered the main problem by the grace of God. I've been pretty sick since last May. Kind of felt like a flu that I couldn't shake. Six months ago or so the foot they did surgery on started hurting and swelling. When I went in they found that the screws they put in had begun working their way out of the bone and were rubbing on the tendon that goes over that bone. We had to postpone the removal of the screws several times but finally, the first week of May they took them out. About a week later I began to feel better. The farther away from the removal of the screws I got, the better I felt. I consulted three doctors and they all agreed that I was having a bad reaction to the metal in the screws. In the last three weeks I've done more around here than I've done in the whole of the last year put together. I'm so grateful that those things started coming out and hurting!
I still have some issues that need taken care of. I fell way behind on the injections I get to keep me walking. I have gotten the usual ones now but need to have one in each hip yet. I have carpal tunnel syndrome in both wrists with the right being far worse and incredibly symptomatic. I'm scheduled for surgery on that side on the 13th. According to the surgeon as soon as I get the worst side taken care of, the other one will drive me buggy and I'll need to get it done. I'll wait and see.
I just completed a two night, in home sleep study last week and I'm waiting for my doctor to get the results. She's pretty sure that I have sleep apnea and I tend to agree with her. I'm hoping to get that settled in the next couple of weeks. I'm getting kind of desperate for some good sleep. I know that I'll have to get used to the CPAP mask and so on but given that my average sleep per night is two to three hours, I'll survive the adjustment period. They've come a long way in the designs of the CPAP machines and masks as well as the cleaning of them. They now have a UV machine that cleans and sanitizes everything but the hoses. The machines now weigh as little as 10 lbs and they have masks available that cover both nose and mouth but allow you to wear your glasses. Of course the insurance company will only cover a certain portion of the cost of the newer stuff but after being so sleep deprived, I'm willing to spend some money for some good sleep. Blessedly my hubby feels the same way.
My daughter turned 30 this past March. I managed to go out with the family to a nice dinner. Her step-sister came to town with her two kids to celebrate with us. Her hubby had to work but between the eight of us we managed to make a good time of it. Yesterday was the first time in over a year that I could spend a good amount of of time with her and her two. It was great! I spent ten hours with the three of them. We went to visit my father and then just chilled. I was exhausted by the time they left but it was really enjoyable.
I hope to be able to check into SP daily again from now on but I won't swear to it. I need the support of the wonderful people here. I'm back up in weight and my sugar levels are hovering around the range for pre-diabetes. I eat a fairly sensible diet but my activity level has been close to nil for nearly two years. As soon as I get those injections into the bursa of my hips, I'll be adding chair exercises back into my routine. Meanwhile I've been getting my house back into some kind of order. I work for a bit then rest for a bit. Stuff is getting done but slowly. Once the carpal tunnel and the hips are taken care of and I start sleeping good, I don't think I'll need so many rest breaks.