It's been 14 days since I've done an entry. I hate that, but there has been so much going on, and I haven't had time. I've been visiting my Mom in the hospital and rehab center since she broke her neck and had surgery. John and I also went to Hershey last weekend (to his bone marrow transplant center) for some appointments and we went on the Light the Night Walk to raise money to cure cancer. I will tell you more about the walk soon. I have some photos I took! It was a big success in a lot of ways - it was John's first major physical endeavor since his bone marrow transplant! But I wanted to say thank you to all who noticed my disappearance in the last week and left comments and emailed me. You all are sweet.
There have been a few more things I wanted to mention also. I know I am packing a lot of information into once entry! John went to the Emergency Room last night. His neck and shoulders have been hurting him for a week. Turns out he has a neck strain/sprain, similar to that of whiplash. The doctor informed him that he sprained his Trapezius muscle. I just looked up Trapezius muscle in Wikipedia because I didn't know what it meant. It says it is shaped like a diamond, and spans the neck, both shoulders and the back. That is what he has sprained, and it is inflamed, and bulges and spasms at times. He is in severe pain right now. It is preventing him from driving some of the time. Ugh, that is hard since I haven't been able to drive for about two years due to narcolepsy.
Okay, something of a blessing I wanted to tell you all about! I never had to have the shoulder surgery I was scheduled to have! My arm loosened up a little -- enough to allow me not to need the surgery. This was about a month ago I guess. Instead of surgery, my orthopedic surgeon sent me back to occupational therapy. And I have been going for a month. It's been going great. It can get pretty painful at times, but that is fine, because I am breaking up the scar tissue in my frozen shoulder and am starting to be able to move it again! I am getting ultrasounds, which really break up the tissue that has been frozen, and although it hurts a lot, it is a great thing. I work hard to make progress.
I am also getting physical therapy for my legs. Okay, that's another long story, we will leave that one out for now, this is getting entirely too long, LOL. It has to do with my diabetes. Yes, I have diabetes too. Yes, I am a mess. But I got my diabetes (hba1c) results back today, and my sugar level has improved a lot since last time the test was taken. Yay for me! I also have lost 10 pounds in two months. I could be doing worse!
Okay, now that I have shared way too much personal information about myself, LOL, I am going to get off here. Or have I? Anyway, I just felt like catching up. I will try to be more regular on writing entries.
Oh, and for those of you who have asked, my Mom is doing a lot better. She could actually come home as soon as some time next week. Thanks for asking, and thanks so much for your prayers! :)
Love, Krissy :)