I called it "almost" because the end of the evening did not go well, and it was so bad, that I could not put one positive word down on paper/screen, so I'm writing this the day after. It's resolved now, but I like to be honest, and all our days are NOT perfect. This blog is to be mainly positive and sometimes, writers can not pretend they are happy, you know? But again, it's resolved for the most part. Now onward to what good happened that day. Here goes.
I had an early appointment for an EMG on my wrists/arms and yes, it confirmed minor carpal tunnel syndrome. I knew that I have had "weak" wrists because I never got used to the back and forth motion of using the bow on the cello. I have had wrist guards for years but because it's not actually painful, I don't wear them. But, I have had numbness and tingling in my fingers, especially after sleeping on them or while pushing a stroller for a long time over rough patches of road. I thought it was just remnants of being so puffy during Keturah's pregnancy, and it went mostly away until Abishai's pregnancy. I also wake up and my hands are very stiff. My left arm is weaker than my right, but that's no surprise with what's going on with left shoulder (which still hasn't been figured out yet). The doctor doing the test will write up an official report and give to the doctor who ordered the test, and then she'll tell me what to do. I suspect it won't be nothing much more than take pain relievers for pain and wear your wrist guards. Since I take pain relievers round the clock anyway, that part doesn't matter, and the wrist guards, well, I'm not crazy interested in doing that because they are a pain to sleep in, so we'll see. Although this wasn't a huge problem to get figured out right now, at least now I know it won't be going away. I'm about 12 days away until I see the holistic doctor, and I'm praying daily she will be the one who will listen to me and get me the next steps I need to take for whole body help.
Then I came home to Abishai who had a 102 F degree fever. Oh joy. Not. Thankfully it only lasted 12 hrs, but he was very lethargic. He had gotten up really early last night (or was it the night before?) at like 2am and only wanted mama to sleep with him, so we slept on the floor of his room for a couple of hrs, and then I went back to bed. But poor little guy was pathetic. I've had an off and on slight headcold, so who knows if he had a little virus too. I ran some thieves and oregano oils in our diffuser and then I was able to try a new naturopathic fever support liquid supplement that has yarrowroot, elderberries, and peppermint in it. Super excited to try it! I don't think it brought down the fever like Tylenol would but maybe it helped to eventually break the fever. The peppermint has a cooling effect, while I have read about elderberry syrup for coughs and such. And yes, oregano oil is an immune booster and thieves gets rid of the germs! Now if I just remembered to actually run thieves every day, maybe we wouldn't get sick all the time, lol. I love essential oils, by the way, and try to use them first before I reach for conventional medication. In fact, I'm using a blend meant for sore muscles on my temples because I've got a wicked headache from eating too much sugar lately. It helps a bit, but this headache will take it's time to go away. Plus, I think it's a withdrawal headache because I wasn't able to get more tramadol yet. Anyway, oils are great and much better for you than pharmaceuticals because there are virtually no side effects.
|It's hard to capture this every moving machine.|
|Keturah's toes look funny!|
|The many faces of Abishai.|
|He KNOWS he's adorable but most things make him laugh, too.|
|I love this one!|
|Smiling with his eyes.|
|Mr.. Sickie and his favorite doting sister/mother hen. He was burning up, but still wanted the blanket. He did eventually kick the blanket off. He loves sharing blankets and stuffed animals with Keturah, too.|