Monday, July 12, 2010

No title for today's blog.  It's just an update.  No specific news to focus on.

We'll start with the bad and end with the good.

The bad ... 4 fingers have pressure sores and therefore have my favorite spot bandages on them.  They hurt.  They are tender.  I hate them.  But, what can I do?  Yell when I whack them on things.  Be happy when I don't.

My hands, in general.  Let's just leave it at that.  Bleh.

I'm getting a pressure sore on one elbow.  I think from yoga.  I end up using my forearms and then rocking on to my elbows a lot to get into some of the postures.  I'm keeping an eye on it, but hoping it will just be a quick scab kind that will dry up and fall off.

My hips are still "creeky" at night.  Kind of eerie sounding some days.  Like an old rusty hinge you hear on doors in horror movies.

The lung irritation?  It comes and goes.  Some days I feel it.  Some days I don't.  If it's not hurting or making it hard to breathe, I think some days, I just block it out.

Ok, so enough with the bad ... on to the good.

The sore on my arm is all healed up.  The scab fell off the other day and the skin color around it is finally starting to even out.

The big white patches on my wrist are going away too.  So are the ones around my mouth.  I don't spend much time in the sun, but I apparently really absorb it when I do!

The tight "Sclero skin" on my upper arms is almost gone.  There is just a small band around each arm.  I might even be building some "guns" under there!  LOL!

Oh ... and I'm starting to see some 6-pack abs!  My stomach muscles are getting rocked every week in yoga!  We really do a lot of "core" work in that class! 

Heck, we work the whole body.  Like I said, I'm getting some upper arm definition back, my abs are starting to be defined, my collarbone doesn't stick out anymore and my shoulder blades aren't as bony.

I had no idea the postures could be modified so much to work for me.  To actually work with my limitations.

I bought "normal" sneakers about a month ago.  Pretty ones with "sclero teal" accents.  Starting 3 weeks ago, I can put socks on by myself and with the aid of a ruler, I can put the sneakers on by myself too.  A huge accomplishment!  It's not easy, but no longer impossible.  I can't tie them, so we have the curly shoe laces in them, but hey, it's a start!

I haven't gotten the blood test results back yet.  I'm just waiting until we go to see the rheumy next week.  Hope it's a good, uneventful trip and maybe, just maybe, he won't make me come back for 6 months.

Hahahaha!  I crack myself up!  I haven't gone more than 3 months without seeing that man for 4 yrs now.  Not that I don't like him.  I'd just like to see him less!

1 comment:

simone said...

I've been so, so fortunate with finger and toe ulcers. Just enough goin' on to remind me of that! I feel it for ya, girl!