It's hard to believe that a week has passed since I wrote last.
I had my EMG test on my arm. Let me say, thats one of the most painful tests that I've ever had done! The results showed that the nerves in my arm are good but I've got severe carpal tunnel in my right wrist. So...that leaves me with the only option of surgery. I'm not looking forward to it. Typing has become more painful because my hand and fingers go numb so I'm not on here very long anymore. I'll update as I can with surgery details.
I also had the chance to meet with Kacey's teachers this year. I've always heard that 4th grade is a tough year but after meeting all 3 of the teachers, I'm confident that this will be one of her easiest years. They were all very understanding and I'm really looking forward to Kacey going back. I was able to explain highs and lows, all about Herbie, glucose testing and what to expect from Kacey on a daily basis. They were all open and so nice! I had both girls with me. These 3 teachers are the same ones Kayleigh had 6 years ago in 4th grade so they were excited to see her. Kacey showed off Herbie, pulled her shirt up to show off her tummy site, showed them how she tests her sugar and she acted so confident with herself. I can't believe how easy this was compared to last year. I went into the school last year as a scared Mommy but this year I went in feeling much safer. I know Kacey can care for herself and she's grown by leaps and bounds this past year. We go back to school for Open House on Thursday and then school starts back next Tuesday!
It's gonna be a GREAT year!
I've had carpal tunnel on and off for the last 25 years. Mostly it's due to knitting. I knit at least an hour a day. When I was doing stained glass it got even worse because you have to press down with so much force as you cut the glass. So I gave that up.
Yet I have episodes of weeks and even months where it goes away, and then comes back.
I agree that the EMG is probably the most painful test on the planet. One was enough for me.
I have only briefly considered surgery. I have ordered a ton of snake oil products off the web - big mistake.
I did get some relief from wearing a brace at night, so as not to sleep with my wrist curled up.
Yikes. Always something. Hope everything turns out okay.
Since you do blog and do a lot of typing, have you decided or thought about switching over to a voice activated system? There are some pretty cheap ones out there that will just let you speak and it types for you, kinda scary, but seems like it would work great.
I'm sorry, that totally bites. It will be a long process but there is hope at the end of it all. I was just diagnosed with TMJ on Friday after enduring months of pain. Great to have a diagnoses. Very sucky to deal with what comes next.
But how can we be down when our kids are going to be happy and independent in school? It's all we ever hoped for!
Hey Lady....I believe that you can do anything! I've seen it...or at least I have read about it... which means, in my mind I have seen it!! :)
I will keep you in prayer!!! Please keep us posted...
School seems so much more relaxed over here too...weird. Hard to believe our kiddos are back to the grind -- and getting to be so big!!!!
word verification: phoof -- I would like to see your carpal tunnel and diabetes PHOOF...BE GONE!!!
Bummer, Jill! So sorry you have to deal with this! :(
On the other hand- SO GLAD that you're feeling good about school! Kacey's going to have an awesome year!
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