I started this blog shortly before my accident April 5, 2016. I haven’t been able to blog much because it hurts to even hold my phone. I am now nearing the end of my 6 week physical therapy section. This is my second one. I’m in long term therapy so I will get a check up, then have to start physical therapy all over again.
I spent the early evening having dye and lidocaine injected into my shoulder. After that they did x-rays. I was then walked down to MRI once I was dressed. I had two 40-45 minute MRIS. On my shoulder for the second time in 3 months, then on my wrist.
I’m hoping they can find what is going on with my wrist. They previously found a meniscus tear from in my shoulder, but want to check for tendon and ligament damage. My wrist into my thumb and first finger swell, go numb and hurt until I’m nearly punching a wall for relief. On top of that the knee that was injured in the wreck is having issues. I had 3 surgeries on it over the last 6 yrs and I know that the meniscus is torn loose that was stitched down. I can feel it catching when I try to cross my legs at the ankle.
Then on top of all this I regain 35 lbs. The doctor wants me to lose like 100 lbs. I haven’t been able to work as a swim coach or water safety Instructor but like 1 week since the wreck. I’m scared we are going to lose everything we own. Everything we had saved has been almost used. My 3 kids are wonderful. They have been going to school and working full time jobs. I’m so proud. One of my daughters is expecting any day now and just took off for maternity leave. She’s having contractions on and off already and has been for like 3 weeks now.
I’m trying to keep my head up and remember someone else has it worse. My husband has noticed that my moods as really cycling out and I’m getting depressed. I just want my arm better so I can use it.
I’m going to try and do better and follow the doctors’ order. Which means I should be posting here frequently to get my feelings out instead of keeping stuff in until I have a complete meltdown.