Thursday, June 05, 2008

What a day


The night was filled with lightening and heavy downpours. In the morning our gage showed nearly an inch of rain. Tonight we are expecting more of the same.

Weather. One can always talk about it when there is nothing else exciting going on.

My day was boring. I began it in OT...Occupational Therapy. The term I was being evaluated for is called Lateral Epicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow along with cubital tunnel syndrome.

My OT gal said that it seems that my body makes adhesions when injured. Funny that is what happened to both of my shoulders. In a word...

That suxs.

Both stink.

Her odds on whether I'd get better on my own with some PT? 30%

She feels she can help subdue the pain right now -- flair ups with all the farm related work I've been doing. I thought I could tolerate it and it would get better...no such luck, I broke down and sought professional help.

I am not exactly looking forward to the prospect of yet another surgery. In fact I am downright bummed over it. Unhappy.
It is more $ ... and well, lay up time too. Along with possible months of rehab.
We are going to try conservative methods first. Bracing at night, brace while typing, and ICE.

Rest from chores for two weeks. No lifting with the right hand, garden with the left. I'm giving it my best shot.

I'm tired and a bit disappointed. Although my OT gal said she could assuredly get me through my endurance ride with Badger!
This is cool.
After the ride may suck.

But I need to have this goal, I really do.

3 comments:

www.doitlikeawoman.com said...

I am so sorry to hear about your pain and the possibility of another surgery. Yes it "suxs". We both have used our sturdy and strong bodies for a long time without thinking of the blessings never ending. I'm always shocked how things break down and work differently. Hang in there, girl, and know my prayers are with you.\

Cain said...

Well that just flat-out stinks, Val. I'm so sorry to hear that you may have to have another surgery in the long run. :(
(Rachel--not Cain)

Val said...

Cain...thanks that means a lot coming from you!