August 2nd, 2018

It’s good to be home but I am somewhat anxious to get back to work to get my head in another place. Today was a little rough in spots.

The last time I came back from KS a few weeks ago I found that getting back to work was pretty beneficial for me. It really helped faster than I thought it would. I’m hoping it does but the news this last week was worse than before so I just don’t know. I am hopeful though. It will take some work on my part though and am being as optimistic as I can.

I got a really good night’s sleep last night and I am sure it had something to do with being up so long. Stress probably is a negative in the equation too. I had acupuncture for my neck first thing this morning. It really helped ease my headache and loosen up my neck and back pretty good. Tomorrow morning is my first massage in way too long and its for 90 glorious minutes.

The horrible pain in my hand was officially diagnosed by an orthopedic surgeon this afternoon as arthritis. We are going to try a brace and ibuprofen first to see if it helps. The next step would be a cortisone injection in my hand; after that would be surgery. The surgeon thinks it will stop hurting at some point – they’ve actually seen it before even though things are not lined up correctly any longer. I’m game for avoiding the shots and surgery myself. The surgery could potentially take away some mobility in my hand so I’ll definitely try to put that off. ANY relief would help.

One last item…

Thank you to those amongst you that sent me a note of support and encouragement. It was a nice gesture and greatly appreciated.

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