I’ve been so busy I hadn’t even realized how long it had been since I posted here. This is our busy time of year for selling on eBay, so I’ve been spending a lot of time taking pictures, writing descriptions, and packing items to ship. Hubby helps a lot with the packing, and he goes to the PO with them, but the photography and anything computer related is up to me.
I also have been very busy on the Plush Memories blog, because so many people have written wanting help finding their child’s lost lovey. It feels so good to actually help someone, and I have had some successes lately. But right now, I have something like 70 or so requests that I haven’t posted yet. Every time I open my email, there are a few more requests. It’s almost like being Santa, getting all the letters. But I’m not magic, and there are only so many hours in the day that I can give to it.
I am still sleeping a good 7 to 8 hours a night now. My alarm watch is waking me up at 5:00AM most mornings now. That’s made a huge difference in how much energy I have, and I’m not even dropping off to sleep in the car like I had been. I haven’t had the nerve to drive again, though. I have mentioned it to hubby, but he just doesn’t answer me. Not so sure he thinks it’s a good idea.
The elimination problems have improved slowly, and the Bentyl, prune juice, extra Metamucil, and the Glycolax are working. I bought a couple of books about IBS, and I’m trying to change some more of my eating habits, too. I had already made some huge changes over the last few years, thanks to the GERD. But now, my diet is even more restricted than ever. I eat the forbidden foods from time to time, like pizza, but I do it knowing that I can expect to have consequences. And I give in to the chocolate craving every once in awhile, as it’s the best cure for being upset that I have ever found. Yes, I am addicted to chocolate!!
Wearing the Skechers shoes helped last Sunday, and I was not anywhere near as unstable in them as I have been in my regular Sunday shoes. They’re not the kind of shoes anyone would normally wear with dress up clothes, but they are unobtrusive.
I’m to have a stand up MRI soon for my neck, as the pain and stiffness have not gone away at all. I’m waiting right now for my insurance to approve the test. The muscle relaxer and anti-inflammatory have not made a dent in my neck situation. The X-rays show the degenerated disks, and my Orthopedist knows about the problem I had with the Celestone. He said I may have to go off the Zelepar long enough to have the epidural in my cervical vertebrae. He said I would need to talk to the Anesthetist and work that out with him. Sounds fine to me!!!! If the epidural doesn’t work, the only thing left would be some form of surgery, and that I will avoid as long as possible.
Hubby’s sciatic nerve problem has flared up again, so he doesn’t feel like going to the track to walk. So I’ve been getting most of my exercise by working in the yard. The Lasagna Compost is still growing, one pile of wood chips, fertilizer, kitchen scraps, and dirt at a time. It sure is tempting to turn the pile to see if it’s working, but I have resisted the urge so far. I work in the yard several days a week for over an hour, so that’s good.
So, I think I have more positives going on than negatives, and that means today is a good day!!!!