Thursday, June 05, 2008

I'm Alive!!!

I apologize for the long break in blogging but my computer is on the blink. Don't you just hate when that happens? I had been on my computer this past weekend and of course, since I have dial-up, I have to disconnect when I am done surfing the web, which I did. When I returned home and attempted to log on, I got an error message saying my modem was being used by another device or something or other, error 633, making it impossible for me to log on to the internet. Sooooo, after being on the phone to tech support, it has been determined that I probably need a new modem, so we will be attempting to do that this weekend, hopefully. Which prompted me to thinking that it sure would be nice if we could replace faulty body parts as easily as we can replace computer parts, auto parts, home repair parts, etc. *grin*

Which brings me to the results of my visit to Dr. Mezaros today. He is a spinal specialist in Lancaster. Well, he checked me out pretty extensively, read my MRI, X-rays, nerve scans, etc. and said that he would like to start with Wed. at 11am. He said there is an 80% chance that they WILL help, though it is not possible to say to what extent. And, of course, they are only a temporary solution to the pain and they will not take away the pain completely but will hopefully make it more manageable. Everyone responds differently to the injections, which has been the same information that I have received from every doctor. Soooooo, until next week......I continue on! He did say that the strength in my legs and feet is surprisingly very good. So that is a real plus, I think. I told him that I don't just sit around or lay around, though I do rest periodically throughout the day, some more than others, as needed. I do exercises when I am laying down. By that I mean, that I slide my feet back and forth, exercise my ankles and feet and do leg lifts before I get up. I believe it has been helping. And I do walk as much as I can with my walker......oh, my trusty walker. I don't know what I would do without it!

On a side note.....I am typing this from the library and I am burning up! It is soooo warm in here. I am about to faint! I am not kidding! It has always been this way, even when I worked here. They have never been able to regulate the temperature very well in this place. I've always thought that it might be because they have this huge skylight in the middle of the library which might possibly throw everything off. Who knows???

Anywayyyyy.......Ed is at the ballpark where he watching Daniel as he instructs the pitchers on the local American Legion baseball team. Daniel is so stoked. He loves to pitch and is so excited about being able to help these young, up-coming pitchers. He also pitches to them as they have batting practice. Well, last week was the first time Daniel had pitched this season, when he pitched their batting practice. The guys were saying that they couldn't even see the ball much less hit it, it was coming in so fast. Daniel has a mean fast ball and curve ball. They clocked some of his pitches at 85mph. *smile*

Mark Condon was at our church last night and ministered to us in song. It was a great service and it was so good to just talk with Bro. Condon afterwards. We see him at camp and conferences and so on but it is usually at a distance.

I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the summer weather wherever you are. :-)


Barbara H. said...

I do hope the shots help some. It would be nice if we could replace those body parts that give us trouble with new models!

I get really hot in public places, like the mall and Wal-mart and most grocery stores. I don't know if they don't turn the AC on as much to sve money, or if all the bodies and electrical things heating up or doors opening and closing all day affect it, or what.

Jana said...

Where, oh where, could my Sis. Jewel be? Oh where, oh where, could she beeeee??????????

Barbara H. said...

Just checking in to make sure you are alive and well! Love ya!

Stace said...

Hello! I haven't been around here much for a while... but from the looks of it, nor have you :)

Are the injections helping?

I have to get to work... I'm deliberately trying to be late, but not TOO late!! Don't ask why, it's complicated. haha

Take care :)

Jewel said...

Hi everyone! Thanks for your concern. I appreciate it so much. I've been doing okay, just dealing with pain issues and trying to make sure I get the "important" things done which doesn't include blogging much of the time...*sigh*....but I am going to try to do better because it is good for me in a therapeutic sort of way, you know? ((Hugs to each of you))