Well, I went to the Dermatologist Monday, and other than a small flareup of my Acne Rosacea, he didn’t find anything worrisome. He did say I had some sun damage on my forearms … But I’ve had almost 65 years to accumulate that damage, so it’s not really surprising. I did the sunbathing stuff in high school and college, but that’s just about it. I did have some pretty bad sunburns during that time period. Of course, there were no sunscreens then.
I’m finding the cervical collar to be very helpful, but it hurts to wear it. I’ve made about all the adjustments that I can to make it work better on my short neck, but it is still uncomfortable. Let’s face it — I have a small face and CPAP and Collars were just not meant for someone my size. It’s a shame my hips and tummy haven’t figured out they are supposed to be petite, too! LOL
I’m not getting as much use from the TEN’s as I thought I would, because it’s trouble to hook it all up. That old apathy thing going on again. I need to get in the habit of putting it on before I eat lunch or ride in the car. Those seem to be my worst triggers for pain. It’s the leaning forward with no support posture that makes mealtimes hurt. For breakfast and supper, I’m usually on the computer on the sofa, with the laptop in my lap, eating in between typing. Yes, my keyboard needs cleaning out something terrible, but I don’t know how.
I’ll try to do better by the TEN’s today. It’s rented for one month, and then, if I think it helped, insurance will pay for it. Seems fair enough to me.
I got just plain disgusted the other day, and told hubby I’m going to go off of all my PD meds for awhile, just to see how I do. I made a short experiment with that right around Christmas, but the holidays weren’t really a good time to be experimenting, so it was a very, very short time that I was without the meds. I intend to stick this out for at least a week, maybe longer. I just want to see once and for all if the meds are doing me any good at all.
I worked hard all day yesterday getting more of our plush animals and dolls into our own Dirty Butter Plush Animal Shoppe, so I can more easily sell directly. I’ll still be on eBay, but I need to wean away from depending on that source completely for sales. EBay messes with things too much, and changes things at a whim. At least with my own site, I know exactly what’s going on. Course, right now, not much IS going on!
I started working on tax forms I have to fill out for the paid caregiver we had with Daddy. Once I do all his taxes, and the Estate’s taxes, and pay what is owed to the IRS, we can close out the Estate bank account, and invest the money. It will be good to see the end of that chapter of my life.
Hubby continues to be supportive and helpful, I feel better, I don’t have any signs of skin cancers, and I’m accomplishing something with our sales. I’d say that’s a pretty good sign that the apathy is lifting. I sure hope so.