Just kinda here lately. Was supposed to see the boyfriend over the weekend, but told him not to come. Was mostly due to the major miscommunication between the two of us, where he assumed something Id said, and then said some hurtful words without necissarily meaning it that way. "I figured it was no big deal" and "You're making a big production out of this" followed by "I figured it wasn't any different from any other time you told me you missed me." So it was several days of talking and trying to make sure he understand the difference between want and need, and not making assumptions.
Pain levels were about an 8 on Saturday and it gave me a chance to pick up knitting I'd not touched in over a month. I really want to get this project done so that I can get it shipped to it's owner before April 11th; it's a "rally scarf" for him for when he goes to night baseball games in San Fransico. The weather was pretty foul so there was no way I was going out. Appears those "warming trends" have finally shown up though.
By Sunday I was up to a 9, but I'd kinda expected it. The weahter was warmer though, and no wind for first time in almost a week. What a blessing! Was able to go out and work on the ponds a bit. The koi are nibbling at my fingers, and my lillies survived the winter; can't wait till they have some blossoms! Helped my Mom with her turtle pond. Lost my footing and crashed into the side of the enclosure; right about where the junction at the top of the thigh/crotch level. Fell face first towards the pond. Right arm couldn't stop me, and my left one didn't find purchase till it hit bottom. Poor Mom, screaming at my dad and son just watching me stand there trying not to slip further and push myself out at the same time. "Help her!!" By the time it registered and they got to me I was already out. I gotta wonderful bruise, but at least nothing worse.
This week will be scheduling my MRI and helping my friend Patty with her horses when the farrier comes. Plus we're candling 36 eggs this week to make sure she still has viable babies. Helped her change the bedding for her Jersey Giant chicks, and played with her baby Sebastipol geese. Still waiting for her chicken Angel to hatch all the eggs she's sitting on; gonna be a bumper crop of baby chicks! Trees are blooming, horses are shedding, eggs are everywhere, the fish are splashing in the ponds, the turtles are all out of hybernation -- wonderful reminders of Spring!
Hoping everyone has a low pain week and gets to enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of spring. The hummingbird feeder is up as is the bird feeders. We have one regular chipmunk that likes to stuff his cheeks, then run to our deck and sit on it, in the shade, and then eat. The cotton tails are in the yard regularly; gotta get our water feature set up so we have the watering hole available for everyone. Sparrows, finches, and doves are regular visitors, as are the hummingbirds; they like to drink and bathe in the waterfall of my pond.
Originally injured 10/26/2007 - Initial diagnosis; Tendonitis
Spent next year seeing specialist after specialist; Bone, Muscle, Hand, Neurologist, Chriopractor, Physical Therapist...
Went through a battery of tests, multiple MRI's
11/16/09 I was finally diagnosed CRPS - Stage 2
Permanently disabled, on Percoset.
February 2011 successful SCSU trial
No surgeon willing to do my SCSU Implant