Tuesday, May 13, 2008

On the mend????

So the good news is, that my arm is no longer excruciatingly painful, just a 6 out of 10 on the old pain scale that we're all so familiar with. It used to be a 9-10 so progress counts for something. My doctor put me on prednisone and now my heart has been doing funky things like pausing to take a rest instead of jumping into that next beat. I spent Friday night in the ER after it kept missing beats for about 2 hours, of course it was even doing it in the parking lot of the hospital....but the minute I was hooked up to that cardiac monitor, it just chugged along for 3 hours in normal sinus rhythm. Just like going to the repair shop with your car. It's done it several times since then, but my doctor says she thinks it's just the steroids and that it should resolve itself over the next couple of days, if not it's back to the doc I'll go.

I have made some improvements in PT so, I'm hoping that I'm on the upward swing for now. What is it they say about expectations???? "they're just future disappointments/resentments"??? Well I'm trying really hard not to build any, but I sure do hope that things are slowly improving at this point. All though I have to laugh because I keep miss typing my words as my finger tips are all numb on my left hand. yikes.

Sleep too, has come a little easier with the decrease in pain. I actually just got up from a lovely nap, that was simply divine!!!! aaaaahhhhhh, I love naps! Aren't they just the coolest thing?

So here's hoping that the tides have turned....



Cinders said...

Hi hobbz,
I really hope your arm continues to improve. the heart thing must be very scary lets hope it stops after you've finished the steroids(thats sounds wrong! I mean I hope the funny arrythmias stop, not your heart!!!)

Diane J Standiford said...

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