I love Zazzle!
Pardon me while I have a moment of whining. I'm just a lot tired and this piece of me is really discouraging lately.
I have had tendonitis in my left arm for over a month now. It's not the first time it has flared up, but it is the most excessive that I've had. It has affected my strength and flexibility and I'm very discouraged that it's not getting better. I can't bend it without pain, I can't straighten it without pain. I have been on some heavy duty prescription anti-inflammatories for a month and no improvement. It wakes me up. I can't even lift the handset of my office phone, or set it down for that matter, without extreme concentration that I don't drop it out of total weakness! Back to the doctor yesterday... she tells me it's pretty much a typical case of "tennis elbow" but I can't think of anything repetative that I do other than working on the computer. But that doesn't really force me to move that elbow much so I'm very confused that it is so affected.
Now she wants me on steriods for six days. She says I might become cranky. I'm already cranky and I haven't even taken a pill.
Then my mind starts going wacko... is it all "downhill" from here? I don't want 40 to be a negative number, I really don't, but suddenly I feel like I'm losing my own body! On top of the elbow, I have been having more and more difficulty with my hands being stiff and occasionally weak, and my thumbs and forefingers go numb at odd times. Like when I'm driving! I know this is carpal tunnel and I have been fortunate to escape it for so long, considering how much time I do spend on the computer. But I don't want it. And I am afraid... what if my hands and arms give out? I won't be able to use the computer... not like I do now. I won't be able to stamp... I already find it challenging at times to grip and press the stamp appropriately. And scrappin'! What about that? Will everything I love to do suddenly become painful and a chore?
I know, I know... I'm tired and my brain is just whirling about. It's time I should just go to bed and relax. Deal with it day by day. Do what the doctor orders. Take the daggone steriod.
Pardon me if I'm cranky. The doctor says it's to be expected.
Now back to our regularly scheduled programming... I will be posting something fun late Friday night/early Saturday morning... something crafty... something... hoppy. Come back and see!