Monday, January 19, 2015


I feel better.  In fact there was a day or two this month where I could really say I felt great.  Sure my hands still hurt but I had a sense of well-being that I had not felt in a long time.  A spring in my step so to speak.

Well..I guess that was the estrogen.  Funny how hormones work.  Mine came back full force and it felt good until..the period started.  4 days and counting.  I am not sure if this is going to be another long term problem or not. I have an ominous feeling but and trying to stay calm.  In the mean time I cracked out the iron tablets again.

I went in after the latest set of blood tests and...Nothing...She only found that I have very young (aka immature) blood cells.  Via the docs translation and the webs I seem to be bleeding somewhere or something is damaging my adult blood cells.  Of course this does not seem to be a solution as to why my hands hurt but hey..I should be used to that right?

Now onto the hands..they go up and down.  last week I had two days where the damn things were darned near useless.  I have manage to figure out how to knit but I cannot open bottles, pull up my comforter at night, get up if sitting ton the floor..anything that requires a pull or push with the hands.

Thursday was a great day hand wise so I rearranged my shop (with lots of help) and I thought I was going to pay the price for that little stunt..but nope.  The hands have been pretty good all weekend. Just a little stiffness in the mornings and then find most of the day.  They feel pretty good right now except right on my middle knuckles (just a little stiff when I bend them).

Weight-hasn't moved much.  I hover at 219.  Some of it is my stupidity and eating stuff I should not but..I do miss that not hungry feeling that seems to have deserted me.  It is a huge battle not to eat right before bed right now as I am hungry-want the food-but then pay the acidy price if I do.  Rather frustrating!

Next on the list in my medical mystery tour is:  colonoscopy (damn damn damn), and she said something about an nerve electricity test.

2 comments: said...

I'm glad you're better but sorry it's so frustrating for you. Good luck with the new round of tests.

Rhonda said...

Sorry you're struggling with your hands at the moment, I can't imagine how frustrating that must be! :(