Monday, May 19, 2014

Update

I know things have been slow around here for quite a while.  I have not been crafty much due to some personal reasons.

Earlier this year I started experiencing pain and discomfort in my hands, and all the way up to my elbows.  At first it started off as an annoyance, but then turned into severe pain day and night, constant and going for months.

I finally broke down and went to the doctor, they scheduled an EMG for my hands and arms.  Make sure it was not carpal tunnel syndrome.  All the results from that awful test came back normal except they stated that the issues might have something to do with my neck.

So we are back to square one, I did get put on a steroid to take the inflammation down (if that is what it was), which thankfully it took the worst of the pain away.  But I am still having issues with the usage of my hands.

This ordeal has affected every part of my life, I am not able to craft (no quilting, sewing, knitting, nada), not able to work with my husband at our shop, gardening...nada, driving hurts, housework hurts.  So pretty much I have been reading and icing my hands, and putting homemade cream for the inflammation from my local organic store.

I hope to figure out what is going on soon, and hopefully I will end up going to see the neurologist soon, and get closer to the answers.

If you got any good book recommendations I would greatly appreciate them, it has been extremely lonely on the home front here.

I just thought I would share the info as to why it's been super quiet around here

2 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wow....that's horrible. Glad you have a little relief. Prayers from Texas.

Noela said...

Hope someone will come up with an answer for you Stacey. It must be so hard not to be able to pick up a needle and thread. All the best. Hugs.....