Monday, June 30, 2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Saturday, June 28, 2014
That Awkward Moment was funny. Not fall on the floor funny but cute. It reminded me a lot of a Matthew McConaughey movie where he didn't want to get married and tried to get his group of buddies to stay single too.
August Osage County, what can I say? I liked it better than the play. I had a hard time hearing all the dialogue during the play. It is a hard balance to play a drug addict AND be able to speak clearly. It is easier in a movie because if the dialogue us not clear they just do a retake. Plus it is Meryl Streep. Need I say more.
Prometheous. This is a hard one. For about one-third of the movie I was lost. What was going on? Then I would figure it out then get lost again. There were some requisite gory scenes where I covered my eyes. I didn't dig the story line.
Today the gardener came by to schedule the work on the backyard. Only a couple of more weeks. Yay!
Road the stationary bike for 30 minutes today. I am pushing my foot just a little.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
Today I did some more digging and found some testimonials of people who had their RSD symptoms cease. They were diagnosed and started treatment within 3-6 months from their first symptoms. I started treatment one month after my symptoms began. This bodes well for my recovery.
I am in a better place now.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Monday, June 16, 2014
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Also in medical news, I called my doctor about my sore foot. My left foot has been bothering me since our vacation. I am not sure if it is from the bad massage or from banging it on something or just from walking. My primary told me to see my podiatrist. She can see me in the morning. My primary said I am too complicated! Well, he said my left ankle/foot is too complicated. That is the ankle that I tore my ligament and walked on it for a year prior to it being found that I tore the ligament and had surgery. More news on this tomorrow.Went to the doctor to hear I have a stress fracture.
The pain subsided then started up again. Turns out I have RSD.
This means crutches and PT for weeks.
I have lots of PT homework. Some days my foot looks like it is getting better and other days it looks like my recovery is going in reverse. Today was a reverse day. My foot ached all day long. I tried to keep off it for a large part of the day.
I am sure it will feel better tomorrow.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
I got my haircut today and it made me SO happy. It made psychologically happy. I had no idea how much the weight of my hair was weighing me down. I had not had my haircut since before my vacation. That would mean mid-March. That is just about three months ago.
My hair grows fast. I don't just mean normal fast. I mean super fast. If I were wealthy (and really care about these things) I would get my hair cut every 4-5 weeks to make it look good all the time. Maybe even three weeks to keep it tight. At 6 weeks I look shaggy and anything beyond that I look in desperate need of a haircut. This morning my hair was so long it was in my eyes. I actually used a clip last night so I didn't have to keep wiping it out of my eyes every five minutes.
Now it is nice and short. I find myself still wiping it out of my eyes even though there is nothing to wipe. It will take a few days.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Today I made two delicious items.
End Of Summer Vegetable Soup. It is very tasty with the dill and very easy to make. Also very quick to make. I used vegetable stock instead of chicken.
Spring Asparagus Couscous. This was a little harder to make but not by much. It just had more moving parts. It is super delicious but I did leave out the feta cheese. I chose Italian parsley to be my fresh herb. I can't wait until tomorrow to eat some more. The asparagus and kalamata olives worked really great together.
Monday, June 9, 2014
With two pills in my system, I feel like a new person.
I went to PT today. I was feeling really good about my foot. It has been feeling better the past two days. I am doing all the excercises religiously.
Then came PT. Since I am feeling better it is time for PT to get more aggressive. What fun! She rubbed and poked my foot. It was all I could do not to scream in pain. She kept telling me to breathe. My face was turning a lovely shade of beet red. She said she needs loosen up the tendons in my foot. Since I have not walked on my foot in months the tendons have tightened up. They need to be relaxed. Lots of fun "relaxing" them. Seems more stressful to me.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Friday, June 6, 2014
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Today I went to see my RA doc. The last time I saw her I was rushed to the emergency room. Since then I have had a CT scan, fractured my foot, another scan, colonoscopy, 2 x-rays, an MRI and RSD in my foot. I have also had a flare. It has been a busy three months!
Then she dropped her bomb shell. She is retiring at the end of the year. I know doctors retire. I just was unprepared that she would retire so soon. She is quite young and vibrant but she had a challenging year with family and health issues. I understand. She said she would make sure I had a new doctor. It is just unsettling. When I told Brenda she asked me if I thought she would be my doctor forever. Well, no. But I thought I would have more notice. Like when she was 75 or something!
Other news: the bathroom is complete!! We can move downstairs tomorrow!! Yay!! I miss my bed.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Monday, June 2, 2014
I will be going to PT twice a week for the new few weeks. Seems I have a serious case. Not the worst case she has seen but it won't get better in a week.
Someone told me about an ABC TV show Black Box episode a few weeks ago where a patient had RSD. I am going to watch it tomorrow.