This past weekend was okay, the weather kinda stabalized so it wasn't super hot, however where I keep my horse the owner had gone out of town for a few days, and as a result I had to take care of her critters for her. The first day was after my MRI and that morning I'd already had to deal with having my horse's hooves trimmed, so I went right afterwards -- it was 86 degrees, and my body doesn't regulate heat well. Combine that with how baddly my CRPS flares up in the heat... I was out there for 2 hours, feeding and watering everyone, and by the time I got home I was red faced, swollen, and ready to pass out. I did my best not to collapse onto the tile floor infront of the AC vent and try to get my body tempature to lower. The second day the temps were higher, 90, but I'd prepped all the feed early in the morning, and took my Mom with me when I went in the afternoon; we were only there about
an hour, and I wasn't nearly in as bad a shape as I'd been the day before.
Saturday was hectic as I was supposed to make the hour drive to see my boyfriend and meet some of his family; very nice people, and we had a wonderful few hours just chatting over coffee. Ran errands, and had a two hour indecisive attack in the craft store over what yarn I wanted. I'm still not happy with what I picked up and will probably return it next week when I'm back there for a doctor appointment. By the time I hooked back up with my boyfriend I was so tired and sore I passed out for almost two hours; my arm was horridly swollen and I felt disoriented. When I woke up though he had coffee waiting for me and could tell I wasn't happy. I just wanted the comfort of familiar things and decided that instead of staying the night I was gonna push myself and make the hour drive back home. He understood why, but was worried about all the driving I'd done. Made it home safe and sound however. We did get to spend a couple hours talking, trying to iron out some things to see if we're going to be able to continue to make things work.
This week will be quiet, mostly just trying to catch up on projects. Trying to help my Mom plan out a small water feature in the back yard near where we have the duel-hook bird feeder so that we can offer up water to the cotton tails and chipmunks that frequent our yard. The doves, finches, sparrows, and even the hummingbirds like to drink from my pond's waterfall, and also take baths there. It's really cute to see the bright sun beating down on this metallic little hummingbird as he happily splashes in the top level of my fountain.
Next week will be the exciting week. I see the surgeon to review my MRI films (which I will pick up tomorrow or Wednesday) to see whether or not we can do my SCS surgery. Two days later I'll see my PM doc for my monthly script and hopefully have good news to share with him. In the mean time this week will be Parent/Teacher conferences and school book fare.
I hope everyone had a good weekend and that your pain is being kind to you.
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