Having undergone a full barrage of blood tests just over a month ago that showed nothing wrong except low potassium then I am baffled as to why I am feeling so yeuch.
For a while I had been feeling like I had flu, every bone and joint in my body ached, but seems that was a possible side effect of the inhaler and that did seemed to have eased for a while, but now other parts are aching instead.
Just feel a) bored and b) useless as struggling with basic every day tasks. I am having to shout husband through to open bottles for me as can't close my hands enough to grip, same with tins, even ring pull cans are beating me. He is being nice enough to carry my plates through to the living room for me as I am worried about dropping my food on the floor.
Cant knit, cant crochet, and cant work so I am sitting around watching rubbish on the tv. Have been jumping on the exercise bike and doing 5 to 10 miles in bits and pieces a day as I can ride that without my hands.
Been sleeping in the front bedroom. I use the word sleeping jokingly, more like lying in the front room to save disturbing hubby with my up and down all night. I have intermittent pain and numbness in both hands during the day but at night the pain is unbearable with my left hand numb with pins and needles from elbow to finger tips and the right one just the hand that is numb. Spend half the night about crying with the pain, other parts of the night rubbing and slapping my hands and arms trying to get the circulation moving and relieve the pain. Walking seems to help, so wander up and down the stairs for ten minutes at a time before going back. I must drop off in between times as I have been using the kindle to watch stuff on and finding I am in the middle of something when I wake up for the next wander. Hubby said I would not disturb him in our room, so Thursday night I went back in there, he woke at 4 with my moving around and got up at 6 as he could not get back to sleep, I decided it was to cold to go warm up the spare bed.....and stayed where I was....so last night it was back to the front bedroom for me. .
I am sure I will be looking back on this is a few months and wondering why I let it get to me, but right now it is getting to me. Does not fit with anything I can pin down, a trapped nerve would affect one side not both, so lets hope I get some answers.
In far to much pain to be at work not just from a pain point of view but also from a H&S point. I deliver hot meals and drinks to people but with numbness and pins and needles in both hands and struggling to pick anything up let alone carry it then I would say not a safe thing to do for my customers.
We finally got somebody in today too replace the fence post that holds up our gate, Not technically our post as fence belongs to next door, but being mid terraced we legally access our back garden from the street through next doors garden, and is the only sensible way for us to get bins in and out, and as they do not use need to use the gate then it is only us that is being inconvenienced by it not opening. Fed up with the bins in the front garden so they are now round the back again.
An afternoon appointment with the GP, he still thinks my issue is inflammation from the previous weeks problem and suggested taking regular pain killers for a week and see if it helps. I am back on Friday for repeat bloods to check the potassium so he is adding on an extra test looking for inflammation markers to see if it is any type of arthritis. While I was in the town went and joined the e bike ride as I know this one is all off road and not overly long. Was rather uncomfortable but did cycle some of the way with one hand or the other at my side rather than on the handle bars. Was not the best idea I have had this week.
These lollies came from Disneyland Paris when DD2 and co were away there last month.
Cheated today and went to Iceland and bought some pre made food and bags of chopped onion and peppers. Always make my own but finding I can't chop stuff up at the moment. Better eating pre made food than risking harm over hot pans. To be honest I am even struggling holding a spoon or fork long enough to eat a meal without cramp setting in and having to change hands or stop for a few minutes.
Did not go and join in with tonight's bike ride as most of it is on road and not a sensible decision with the way I am. My legs are still working so been out walking the dog. She is hard to see against the leaves.
Hubby went and picked up friend to come and give him a hand to get the front gates ready for welding, just needs a welder now to to get them back up.
I did try to knit today but got a 1/4 of a row done before it was to painful to carry on. Waited two hours and tried to crochet as it only needs one needle and the right hand is better than the left, got ten stitches done and slung it across the room in frustration. Did manage to do some colouring, not the best quality but passed some time.Not finished but little bits at a time.
Had contacted occ health at work as thought it may be a quicker option if I need physio or anything than through the GP. I got a call today and now have an appointment for next Thursday. Did see if I could change that as I have a funeral at the same time next week, but nothing else for a fortnight so will need to put in my apologies for the funeral.
Blood tests this morning, picked up my sick line and a prescription for stronger pain killers while I was there. Handed sick line into work, walked the dog, got a few bits of shopping while in the town anyway and headed home for a nap. Results should be back for Tuesday so will see what they show, if anything. But one more thing ruled in or out before Occ Health appointment.
Down at 5.30 to watch the three wee ones while DD1 went and picked Bob up. Was a nice easy babysitting session as the three of them were on their tablets. Helped Spud with some nine piece jigsaws on hers and helped in a game making food, dipping fruit into chocolate.
Minkies tablet had timed out so he was trying to help Dinky with hers.
Been willing to try anything to help the sleeping, so did some reading on ergonomic pillows and if it is neck issues it may well help, if it is not neck issues it will do no harm. Having to sleep on my back at the moment so trying this. Went for a mid priced one with mainly good reviews. Only used it one night so will let you know how I get on.
Hopefully by next week I may have some answers.
We have finished working our way through 3 series of Glitch, need to find something else that appeals to both of us now.