Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Quick Update

Life has kept trucking along since my last post. I don't have a diagnosis yet on the joint pain, body aches and fatigue, but the rheumatologist did put me on a prescription-strength NSAID that has helped a LOT. I wake up in the morning and I can actually move around. It's amazing how much better life seems when you don't hurt everywhere all the time. I go back to see him next month, at which time he wants to run a bunch more tests.

I've also seen the hand specialist, and she diagnosed carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel, and thoracic outlet syndrome. All this means I have nerve compression occurring in my neck, shoulders, elbows and wrists on both sides. I'm in physical therapy twice a week to learn exercises that are supposed to reduce the compression and I go back to see her at the beginning of next month.

Jamie is - well - Jamie. He's been hanging out with his friends from school and church, building bots, and such. They're all getting ready for their Remote Operated Vehicles competition (underwater remote-controlled bots) competitoon next month at NASA in Houston. We don't have school or work on Good Friday, and that's the day we caravan over and spend the night, then the competition is the next day. We're really excited to be able to go this year! Also, I'm very proud to announce he's getting inducted into the National Junior Honor Society on Thursday of this week! Yay, Jamie! His friend Spencer is also. Good job boys! On the Geek front, I have introduced him to Battlestar Galactica on Netflix, so that's been fun. I'm trying to show him there's more to Science Fiction than just "Star Wars." Sometimes, I get soooo tired of SW!

Well, I have to go make sure Jamie is getting ready for school and I need to inhale another gallon of coffee or two before I'm ready to face the day. Hope you all have a blessed day!

1 comment:

Mrs. Allroro said...

Thanks for the update! Glad you're getting some relief and having some fun! :-)