Still ow-owing

That’s ow –  ow, like in “that hurts.”

I’ve never known anyone who had a pinched nerve. I didn’t have a clue what a pinched nerve was.

I do now.

And you know what? It’s not fun.

The pinched nerve is in my neck, and the ows and pain and tingles go right down to the fingertips of my right hand.

But – there’s hope! Tomorrow I pick up my own personal torture machine at the PT’s office. I just can’t wait! Not really. I used one this morning though and it’s been somewhat better today, so I’m hoping to unpinch the damn nerve and get on with life.

I’m very happy that the PT went with this:

Rather than this:


Ow, ow, this hurts…

Apparently, I have somehow, I don’t know how, developed a pinched nerve, probably in my neck. This pinched nerve has the ability to cause pain all the way down my right arm, along with pins and needles feelings in my fingers.

After three weeks of the above pain, I saw my PCP on Friday and that’s what she thinks I’m suffering from. X-rays were done and a PT appointment is scheduled.

It hurts. It’s annoying.

But, Advil helps and since living on it (the Advil) for the last 3 weeks, I’ve had some great blood sugars. Seriously, the total daily dose thing on the Ping shows mine at much less than usual.

I spent my morning watching the clock and thinking of Meri and her boys and her family.

I spent my afternoon with my husband trying to keep the construction tent in our driveway from doing the Wizard of Oz thing, flying up into the sky. He emptied the tent. One of the construction guys came over and they parked the tractor in the tent and then tied the tent to the tractor. That should work. I hope.

The rain arrived this evening and the lights have been blinking for the last half hour or so. We can hear the fire alarms from our local fire station (several miles away) and they’ve been going off many times in the last hour. If you have power (we do, right now…) our electric company posts the outages online. We live where the one red dot is…

Endo appointment this week!