Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving was fun, now back to the grind

All things went well overall last week. Had a ton of work to get done before and after the holiday. The shot was not too bad again, especially now that Julie is doing the sticking.

Silver Dollar City was fun. Did more looking / shopping than we normally do and the day was perfect weather-wise. We got to see the tree lighting show which is great.

Work has been full this morning with all of the holiday issues that I now get to work on.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Slept better last night

Glad for that. I actually don't remember waking up at all through the night. I haven't caught up on my sleep obviously since it was only one night but we do have a long weekend coming up. :)

I think we are going to Silver Dollar City this weekend. After much discussion we came up with a plan that should work. This is my favorite time to go. As it gets colder the hot chocolate gets better.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday the 23rd

Slept terrible the last two nights. Let alone the pager going off at 3:45 for a system down, I have done the transition wake-up thing about 10 times a night the last two nights. I need some 'log' sleep. Starting to feel like a zombie.

My MRI results were good. The spot they saw last time at C6 is still there but not materially larger than last time so no 'significant' change, much like the one in my brain.

Compressed week this week with Thanksgiving. It will be interesting to see how it goes.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Last couple of days

Well the MRI was uneventful as expected. About 50 minutes in the tube. C-spine MRI looking for any progression of my spot around C6. My neuro is closed tomorrow so I hope the nurse calls back with my results from the Radiologist.

Shot 15 was last night. These last few times of Julie sticking me has been much better and faster. last night it hurt on the first try and we redid it. The second time didn't hurt at all. That happened to me around shot 8 I think where I must've hit a nerve or something. Overnight was fairly miserable. I guess I didn't take quite enough ibuprofen and had a fever and was up a number of times overnight. I'm still very sluggish this morning.

I'll write again as I get info about the MRI.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Well I'm worthless

It has been way too long since my last post. I have to get back in the saddle. I have had two more shots since I wrote last. Julie gave me the last two 'shots' because the actual sticking myself was just getting too hard. I can do the plunger / take it out / band-aid part, it is just the stick (even though it doesn't hurt) that slowed me down.

My shot symptoms are just not an issue any more. I am still very careful and particular about my ibuprofen dosing. I'm afraid of feeling terrible if I vary it now that I have one that works. At some point I'll need to experiment again so I don't over-medicate in the long run.

I have an MRI of my neck tomorrow morning. They want to see if the lesion at C6 has changed. Woohoo the tube again!

The solumedrol continues to wear off. I say that because my symptoms increase and it is kind of funny; I thought I was back to where I started but things continue to get harder, especially my fatigue. I guess at some point I'll stop thinking I'm sliding down and plateau again.

Marsha has taken advantage of my elevated ability and has ramped up my workouts. She is trying to hold me up there and not let my difficulty slide too much. The Bosu may be a short-lived idea; I'm certainly not holding my breath. I did do a few push-ups on it (one hand on and one off, I don't know what that is called) this lat Wednesday. Anything on that feels like a huge accomplishment to me.