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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Update . . .

Hi Everyone,

Sure am missing blogdom! Not sure when I'll be able to get back to working on the computer. After seeing my regular doctor, then a chiropractor, and still continuing to worsen I ended up seeing a neurologist. Apparently I have some compression in a couple of discs in my neck that's pinching a nerve. I haven't had full feeling in my right arm/hand for a couple of weeks now and use of my right arm and hand is very limited at the moment. A week ago the neurologist injected cortisone directly into the nerve in my neck (that was fun) to get the swelling and inflammation down. I don't want to be a whiny baby, but let me tell you... the pain in my neck and shoulder caused by that inflamed nerve has at times just about took my breath away. The neurologist put me on more meds than I care to be on, and I'm to start physical therapy next week. I can tell I'm making a little progress day by day but it's not as fast as I hoped it would be. At the moment it's really painful to do any activity with my right hand so I'm feeling really disconnected from my normal activities by not being able to use my computer.

Thank you to everyone who's stopped by and left such sweet and thoughtful comments. I'm so sorry I can't respond to you right now, but I can't wait to come visit and catch up as soon as I'm able. Much love to all of you... I've missed enjoying all of the beautiful creative art you make and the interesting little anecdotes about your corner of the world. I'm doing my exercises faithfully... will be back as soon as I can!

Teresa
xx

21 comments:

Gary Keimig said...

please do take care and come back soon. God bless you.

Simone said...

It is lovely to hear from you Teresa but very sad that you are in so much pain. I bet you are missing doing your lovely paintings. I hope that you are soon restored to full health.x

dora said...

Sorry to hear you're in pain. Too bad the chiropractor wasn't any help. Mine is great. Feel better!

Cathyann said...

be careful and take it easy...your health and recovery will happen. Miss you.

Lin said...

Teresa! I am so sorry you've been having such troubles!! I am missing you and hoping your back gets better so much faster!!!! Take care -- good thoughts heading your way!

Karen Martin Sampson said...

Ouch! Sounds like you are having quite a rough time! I hope the treatments start to help you soon and that the pain will subside. All the best!

Laure Ferlita said...

Feel better as soon as you can—we'll all still be here!

Diana said...

hi Teresa, I'm sorry to hear you have neck problems. I had back surgery a few years ago.. and know some of what you are going thru. Time will help and your exercises and I have a warming bag I put in the microwave that helps me. take care, hope you are soon feeling better, Love,Diana

Dors said...

Hi Teresa
Sending you love and big hugs... I am glad you are making progress even though it is so slow.
Miss you heaps. Get well soon. xxx

padmaja said...

All the beautiful creations will be there for you to enjoy when you get better n come back with a bang..take care and hope you can manage the pain, T

Pat said...

How miserable to be so afflicted :(
Hope the PT helps and you are soon back amongst us *hugs*

Jan said...

Here's praying that you're back with us quickly without the pain and aggravation of limited functioning! You're very missed and know you miss your art.

Rosie said...

And we are missing you! So sorry to hear that you have been in so much pain. Do take care, hope things will be better soon:)

Candy said...

Teresa, I'm so sorry to hear that you're still in such pain. Yikes, I can't imagine having an injection in my neck... Keep doing the exercises, try to relax (Diana's idea about the warming bag sounds good.), and we'll all be waiting for your return to blogdom.

Kathy A. Johnson said...

So sorry you've been in such pain. I have neck issues too, but not to that extent (knock on wood). Feel better soon!

Jo Castillo said...

Hey, I've been outta the loop as well. So sorry to hear about this. We will be up and running again soon. Miss you!

My word verification was "sowine" so I'm off to try that. :)

knittingdragonflies said...

We miss you, Take care and get better!
Vicki

Mermaid's Palette said...

Take care, Teresa- neck pain is the worst! Hope you are back to painting soon!
Sheryl

Jill Berry said...

Ouch! Take care of yourself in NC. These things take time...
but... "be ~healed~ Now".
Watch some painting videos (I use to get them from the library). Or Youtube painters!
Or some March Madness! I was just calling you Miss Athletic this morning. (I haven't been out for a while).

Lynne said...

Hi Teresa,
So sorry you've not been well.
I haven't been blogging very much of late, so I didn't know. Though you were in my thoughts the other day, and I thought it time I got in touch. From your comment I take it you're on the mend now? Hopefully.
Best wishes, Lynne x

hmuxo said...

Teresa, I'm so sorry to hear about your pain. Stay away from the computer and physical therapy should help you.. Feel better!!!

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