Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Update on My Life

Life threw my husband a curve ball in April. What started as his right shoulder hurting again, within a week turned in his back & shoulder hurting. He went to his chiropractor to have her work on it. Within another week, he started having cramps in his legs that made driving 25 miles to work very difficult.

About 10 days later, he wasn't able to drive anywhere - it was so bad, even the short 1 mile drive to our favorite restaurant was too much. So he started working from home, but he was getting worse & worse. I had to help him get up from the chair, and getting out of bed was almost impossible - good thing I am fairly strong, otherwise he would have been stuck in bed.

Finally, I wrote to his doctor and told him everything that has going on with my hubby. He neglected telling the doctor ALL his symptoms because he didn't think they were related. As soon as the doctor got my e-mail, he told hubby to come it the office. The doctor feared it was the start of Parkinson's. Luckly, after more teats and a visit to the rheumatologist, the suspect he has Polymyalgia rheumatica (sometimes referred to as PMR). PMR is a common cause of widespread aching and stiffness in older adults. Because PMR does not often cause swollen joints, it is hard to recognize.

We won't know if it is truly PMR or another related disease until he has lowered his dose of Prednisone to under 10mg.

So, I have been dealing with his medical problems for the last 8 weeks and FINALLY am able to get back to making cut files, scrapbooking and all the other things I do around the house - including training our dogs.

I have decided that rather that post a bunch of cut files at one time around special days/holidays, I will start to post at least 2 cut-files a week - probably on Mondays & Fridays - Starting on Friday June 20th. If you subscribe to my blog, you won't miss getting the announcements of new files.

Suggestion & requests for files always welcome.

See you soon!