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A Long Week
Sunday, March 08, 2009      4 comments

It's been a long week with little sleep & lots of pain. I'll write more tomorrow.... Read more
A Pretty Quite Week
Sunday, March 01, 2009      10 comments

It's been a pretty quite week for me. I'm still working on the new biofeedback CD my psychologist gave me. It seems to be helping. I met with him on Monday. It's nice to be able to talk about the things that are frustrating because of this arm. ... Read more
A Handshake
Tuesday, February 24, 2009      3 comments

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. " - Leo Buscaglia Several months ago a fri... Read more
A Week Without Appointments
Monday, February 23, 2009      4 comments

I was suppose to have my second nerve block Monday, but it was cancelled. I'm not sure when it will be. This meant that I actually had an entire week with no appointments. It was kind of nice. I've had multiple appointments (doctors, PT, psychol... Read more
A week of Temptations
Saturday, February 14, 2009      7 comments

Happy Valentine's Day! I saw my pain/rehab doc Monday & it looks like I'm in for more nerve blocks. I was suppose to have my 2nd block this coming Monday, but it has been delayed until I'm not sure when. Which I have to say is a little fru... Read more
Does anyone know a time making fairy?
Sunday, February 08, 2009      7 comments

What a week! After 10 months, I have a diagnosis. I had a painful diagnostic nerve block Monday & I had a little extra movement in my fingers that lasted about a day Talk about a teaser! What does that mean? That I have RSDS. (If you don't ... Read more
Stellate Nerve Block = RSDS
Monday, February 02, 2009      11 comments

I had the diagnostic Stellate Ganglion Block today to test for RSDS. To say I was a little nervous would be an understatement. There's just something about having someone inject anything into your neck. That & of course, the thought of having a ... Read more
Diagnostic Nerve Block in Am
Sunday, February 01, 2009      2 comments

I posted parts of this on different teams today & though I should post this info on my blog. I've had a busy week this week. Work, workouts(stairs, stairs, stairs), cleaning house, laundry, using the hand CPM, practicing biofeedback & see... Read more
RSDS???
Monday, January 26, 2009      15 comments

I've stated this blog a few times & then erased it. I guess putting it down like this makes it more real. I know I've been a little distant from my groups for the past few days & for that I apologize. I saw my pain/rehab doc Friday & just ... Read more
10 pound loss
Tuesday, January 20, 2009      2 comments

I saw my psychologist today & learned a few techniques for controlling my pain. We talked about the CD I've been practicing for a week now. One track on Tensing & Relaxing and the other track on Breathing. We also discussed using the 3rd track f... Read more
I need some support
Wednesday, January 14, 2009      4 comments

My elbow has been hurting more all day & it is keeping me awake, again. I was trying to get a good look at it a few minutes ago & it oozed puss again. I can't believe it. It looked like it was finally healing & now it's infected again. I'm in te... Read more
A 10 lb gain.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009      1 comments

Last week I had a huge loss of 7 lbs. Well, this week because TOM is here & med side effects I gained all of it back + 3. Yes, that's a 10 lb gain. It's frustrating because I worked sooooo hard this week. Enough whining, I'm on to a Healthier Ne... Read more
I AM STRONG!
Sunday, January 11, 2009      2 comments

I had a cold & of coarse did the usual stuff this week. I worked, went to PT, took pictures at my sister's soccer games. My PT increased the weight I have to wear on my wrist by 1/2 a pound. I'm up to wearing 1 1/2 pounds now & it makes everythi... Read more
Pound for Pound Challenge
Friday, January 09, 2009      0 comments

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Robo Nurse
Sunday, January 04, 2009      3 comments

Another year gone. If anyone knows where 2008 went, let me know. I only netted an 8 pound lose last year largely due to the reaction to the Tdap vaccine. Okay, that's all the whinning I'm going to do. My start weight for 2009 is 322 pounds. ... Read more

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