It’s Monday again and I have no idea how that happened. Seems only yesterday I wrote my last post and yet an entire week as flown right on by. I had an unusual week last week and that could be the reason I have lost sight of the fact that 7 days have come and gone. I suppose a minor medical emergency, missed work days and several DT deadlines would make most people lose track of time. Consider me most people. LOL!
As of Tuesday, my first DT projects for Serendipity Scrapbooks will “go live”. I must admit, I’m a little giddy over the debut. I’m also excited about my responsibilities on the forum. Having never participated in an online forum at this level, I am eager to do my best to follow the tradition of the site and keep things fun and interesting. Being behind the scenes, I’m privy to some of the upcoming events and you surely want to be there. Lots and lots of fun times ahead.
Speaking of DT work, it’s time for another challenge at These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things. There were so many wonderful entries for favorite movie…I had a tough time voting. In fact, that is the only negative to being on this team. I can never, ever narrow it down to one. *sigh* Our challenge this time is to create a project focusing on our favorite food. Talk about having a hard time narrowing it to one! I LOVE food, people! No doubt about it…and I have the hips to prove it! LOL! So I cheated just a little and scrapped my favorite food group.
Ummm, yeah, so comfort food isn’t really a food group. But where I come from…it totally counts! LOL! Funny how comfort food includes so many starches.
I hope you get the chance to play along. An awesome prize is up for grabs. Our guest DT member, Jessi, has donated a wonderful little stash of goodies for the winner.
Earlier I mentioned a minor medical emergency occurring this past week. As I was clearing the dinner table Tuesday night I was talking on the phone, holding the phone to my ear with my shoulder. Suddenly, my back locked…then began to spasm. Not a tiny little twitch…massive spasms…the kind that totally took my breath. Taylor’s girlfriend, Leah, is studying to be a massage therapist so she worked on it for almost an hour. But I found no relief. After an agonizing night of no sleep, I went to the chiropractor the following morning. Two hours of tests and procedures later and I was diagnosed with a bulging disc in my neck. An eight year old neck injury had come back to haunt me. I spent all of Wednesday in the bed icing my neck, trying to watch TV and sucking down ibuprofen. All I can say is thank you, thank you to the inventors of TiVo.
Thursday I returned to work for a few hours. Technically, I was told to not drive or use the computer for any length of time as it would strain my neck. But work can only wait so long. Once at work, Mr. Boss Man, who likes to play big brother, insisted I go to a neurologist for a second opinion. Fearing surgery would be their recommendation, I really…really…really didn’t want to go. Besides, neurologists have at least a 6 month waiting list and that is with a doctor’s recommendation…something I didn’t have. Well, I guess the old saying is true. It’s not WHAT you know but WHO you know. With one phone call Dear Mr. Boss Man had scheduled an appointment with Asheville’s leading neurologist for that afternoon.
I was already anxious about seeing this doctor, but when I realized I would most likely need an MRI, I began to become overly so. I am slightly claustrophobic so I wasn’t sure I could handle it. Turns out, I’m more that slightly claustrophobic… I’m REALLY claustrophobic. LOL! Thick pads were packed around my head to keep it from moving. That in and of itself was enough to bring on the feelings of suffocation. I closed my eyes and began talking to myself as a reminder to just breathe in and breathe out. The technician then handed me the panic button. One serious point to be made here…the mere mention of the word “panic” did nothing but embed the thought in my mind that I would most certainly PANIC. Why not call it a “call button”. I’m just sayin’. Once inside the tunnel, I made one critical mistake. I opened my eyes. Seeing that the top of the tunnel was only millimeters from the tip of my nose unleashed that major panic attack that was already lurking just beneath the surface. I began to yell and tried to claw my way out.
OK, it wasn’t funny then, but the mental image I just had is actually quite funny now. Anyway, drugs…wonderful drugs…were offered to me and I eagerly accepted. Then…the entire process became pleasant. I willing climbed aboard the table, helped pack my head in tight and welcomed the serenity offered from the cocoon that awaited me. Once inside my cozy little nest, the humming of the machine lulled me to sleep. Funny how a little tiny pill can totally change your outlook! LOL!
I’m still awaiting the results of the MRI. The doctor feels certain there is a compromised nerve due to numbness and tingling in my arms and hands as well as hyper sensitive reflexes. Just what is causing the problem…well, lets just hope my MRI encounter gives us some answers.
I’m still not suppose to be spending much time on the computer. As you can see, I’m not the best patient. LOL! I haven’t been and I won’t be making my usual rounds for a few more days. I hate that I am unable to visit and leave you guys some love. What computer time I do have I must dedicate to work. But no worries, I’m hoping to be back to my old self within a few days and I will be stalking you all again! LOL!!! Hope you have a wonderful week!!!
Hugs & Love,