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Sunday, November 24, 2013

My weight seems to be stabilizing ...I'm still eating too much. My face looks like a chipmunk with its mouth full. I can't wait for the day when the steroids lose their grip and I pee out gallons...and I get rid of the majority of this swelling.
Right now I have an ice pack on my shoulder. I'm really wishing right now that I would have had that shoulder surgery. The shoulder has turned a corner...It hurts SERIOUSLY ALL the time. And if I lift up my arm to do anything it makes me choke back a scream. It really seriously hurts: to the degree that it's waking me at night...every time I move. Fortunately I do not move very much at night. The ortho surgeon had said maybe we could still get the surgery done this year. Really? This late? It would totally screw up the holidays....and my family would probably resent that. On the other hand...thinking of waiting two more months to get this done sounds like an eternity of pain. I will call him (the surgeon) tomorrow and see what needs to be done and what kind of time frame we are looking at.

I decided to cook on Thanksgiving. The way I'm feeling at the moment worries me...I wouldn't be able to cook if I feel the way I'm feeling right now. I will have to pray for strength and a lower pain level on Thursday.

Tomorrow I have an appointment with my pain management doctor....but I haven't been able to make contact with the man who said he would drive me so I don't know if I'm going to have a ride or not. I do so miss the days when I could grab my car keys and go anywhere i needed to go.It is a great sadness to know that my driving days are over.
well, if I'm going anywhere tomorrow, I need to go to bed. Good night all.
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    Oh my dear, precious Cynthia, I'm so sorry for all your pain. I hope that you have some good answers from your doctors real soon. You deserve that at least! emoticon Karen
    2492 days ago
  • _LINDA
    So very sorry you are suffering so much :(( I simply can't see you preparing a heavy bird with that shoulder! I think you need to supervise and instruct darling daughter on how to do it! My shoulder affects my ability to use my right hand and arm, does yours not too? Some things you have to say you simply can't handle!
    If you have a willing surgeon for that shoulder..
    Please take care of yourself..
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    2492 days ago
  • JANISMKW
    So sorry you have such bad shoulder pain. My RA started with that and I would have to get up through the night to ice it, so I feel you. Then had 2 shoulder repair surgeries. I mainly remember having to wear a sling afterward.
    Don't try to do so much for Thanksgiving that you make it worse. Do you have any help? Keep things simple for yourself. God bless you.
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    2492 days ago
  • ROCKPORT9
    I hope you get good news from your surgeon and your PM doctor. emoticon hugs and prayers, Laurel
    2492 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/24/2013 7:18:14 PM
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