Sunday, July 24, 2016

Updates

The insurance came back early and not with good news.  They aren't going to pay for anything with my scooter.  I could fight it but don't really feel I have the time.  I'm waiting for my doctor to get back from vacation to see if he will write a letter for the folding scooter in order to not have to do anything to my car.  He's back tomorrow but I don't know if he will call me as it's his first day back.

Meanwhile, the rheumatologist prescribed drugs to help with the pain but it's a steroid.  I'll see how well this goes.  I don't normally do well with steroids.  She did come back to say she thinks my arthritis is inflammatory.  Part of me is like - see I told you.  Part of me is relieved it isn't something worse.

My pain levels been through the roof.  I'm still trying to manage and get to work.  I hate missing because I'm in pain but this last week I've spent a lot of time laying in the recliner in the dark.  It's unproductive and a waste of time but when I can't close my hands, put weight on my legs, move my shoulders without pain searing through me, there's little else to do.

I have to keep reminding myself to do what I can, to keep looking forward.  There will be an end to this high level of pain and I'll get back on track with writing and working.  Plus I'm making progress just not at the rate I would like.  I remind myself to give myself a break.

This weekend has been all about errands and a little fun.  Yesterday Ken and I ran errands - pharmacy, post office - and then we went to see Star Trek Beyond.  It was good.  I enjoyed it and there were some great lines - Dammit Spock from McCoy as well as others.

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