Hello everyone! I know it has been awhile since my last blog post. Sorry I have been MIA for the past few weeks!
My husband is a pretty private person and I respect that so I am not going to go in to all of the details but he had to have surgery a few weeks ago. The surgery was successful and we received very good news from the doctor so we are very happy and thankful.
A lot of you who have been following my blog for awhile know that I have RA. I don't talk much about it or try to dwell on it I just try to manage the pain. About a week before my husband's surgery I started having a lot of pain on my right side--neck, back, shoulder, arm, and down to my fingertips. At first I thought I was having a bad flare up from the RA but it just kept getting worse and the pain was unbearable. Then I started to have numbness and tingling in my hand and fingers so I knew something was going on and it was more than just the RA. After my husband came home from the hospital (we were out of town) then I was able to get in to see my regular doctor. I've had RA for about 8 years now and I remember when I was first diagnosed the doctor told me that 1--there was no known cure, just pain management and 2--a lot of people who have RA can end up also having fibromyalgia, lupus, or other types of auto immune diseases. So I wasn't completely shocked when the doctor told me that in addition to the RA I also have fibromyalgia. But it also wasn't the news I was hoping for--I was hoping I maybe just had a pinched nerve or something like that. My doctor said the pain was so severe because the RA and the fibro were both flaring up at the same time. She said to think of it like a tooth ache with an exposed nerve but she said this would be more like a 1000 tooth aches with exposed nerves all at once. So needless to say I have been very medicated for the past couple of weeks trying to get the nerves to clam down and not have such severe pain. I can tell the medicine is starting to work but I still have a lot of pain and the medication makes me kind of loopy and very sleepy so I have kind of stayed away from my blog and anything with social media--I don't want to end up posting something that sounds totally crazy--plus the meds make it kind of hard to concentrate. I haven't done hardly any creative work the past couple of weeks but I do have a few projects that are done and I will post them when I can. I am excited to share my first ICE Resin® DT project with all of you and that will be another post going up today.
So I just wanted to give you a little life update and let you know why I haven't been around. I am hopeful that over the next few days things will keep getting better and I can get back to doing what I love.
Thanks for hanging in there with me and I hope you will stop back to see
my first ICE Resin DT project!