Thursday, January 17, 2013

New year, new post

Yeah, I know. I need to be better about making posts on my blog. I suck. Sorry. I think I had a pretty good reason, though.

See, I had a work-related injury. Sometime last fall--late October, maybe--I felt something pop in my upper back while I was working on my computer. By early November I had a full-blown pinched nerve with agonizing shooting pain down my right arm. I couldn't type, I couldn't sleep, I pretty much couldn't do anything, but especially anything relating to work.So the fella made me go to the doctor, who prescribed lovely drugs--er, meds. He also sent me to physical therapy, but I couldn't get in there for several weeks, so I called my friend with the chiropractor husband and they got me in a couple of days later. Between the drugs, the chiropractor, and the PT, I am just now getting back to where I can do very much on the computer. (I still need to go shop for a new desk chair, and find where my track ball got put...) I am happy. Still in some mild pain, but much, much, much better.

So, I was getting ready to go back to work, and even work on my taxes (I didn't enter a blessed thing on expenses OR income last year) this week... and the nursing home called because they were sending my dad to the hospital. He fell--into the wall or something, not down on the ground--and fractured his skull around his temple. We were really worried for a few days, but he seems to be recovering, almost back to his normal.

I have been at the hospital four days this week, but two of those days, I remembered to take my laptop with me and have done some work. I probably ought to lighten up a little--my arm is sore--and go do some exercises, but I'm so thrilled just to be able to use the computer!

So, once more, I set my goals. I am going to do my very best to get here and post some blogs on a more regular basis. So there.