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April showers bring May…

Wow, March and April sucked and May is probably not going to be any better. Who would have thought that the year 2020 would be this crazy? 

I work for a hospital, so you can guess how that is going. As soon as I get home I peel off my contaminated clothes and hop in the shower. I’m doing my best to try and not get sick. I think, by the time this is all over, my hands are going to look like the crypt keeper even with all the lotion I’m using after washing. Ha.

To make matters worse, my fibromyalgia has been hitting me with a sledge hammer. At one moment I feel alright, not great, but alright and then BAM did someone hit me with a truck? Good Lord! One day I was in so much pain I could barely walk so I just went to bed.

I told my neurologist about this and he sent me to a neurosurgeon to see about getting injections.

However, that doctor or PA wanted me to do lots more tests as well as the injections. Ouch, my poor bank account.

I have another EMG and Nerve Conduction Study to do, but I think I’m going to cancel the EMG because I do not think I have any issues with carpal tunnel. This tests has been done two times with nothing showing before…

Then I have to do two MRI’s of my back, a steroid injection in my lower back, and Physical Therapy. She wanted me to do these because when she was examining me she noticed my discomfort in my hips and legs and my balance issues. She said that didn’t seem good and since my neck showed arthritis, bulging disks and stenosis she wanted to check on the rest of my back. The shots are to help me with the pain and the PT will hopefully help me too.

The back injections were SSOOO painful. I’m not a wimp to pain but this actually made me grunt in pain. I will never do it again because I didn’t feel any better and I’m pretty sure I had a bad reaction because that night I was so sick to my stomach, enough to be sitting by the toilet for hours. 

I haven’t gotten my MRI results back yet… I did go to my first Physical Therapy visit and it went really well. I was surprised honestly. I didn’t think I would get anything out of it. She spent a good portion of the visit doing something to my stomach. It didn’t feel like much, light touches, but since then my re-flux has not felt as bad. She also hooked me up to a machine that lightly stretched my lower back and hips out and while that was going on she worked on a very tight muscle on my neck. It was a good experience so I plan to keep going back for awhile.

Despite all this I’m still dragging my happy ass to work. They are making us take PTO flex as often as possible because they can’t afford to pay us regular hours with the clinics being closed and less surgeries being done. I was confused by this at one point, how does taking PTO help with the money issues going on? Well, turns out the PTO money comes from a different money reserve, meaning it is already paid for so it doesn’t hurt the hospital to use it.

I can say for sure, I miss the old phone calls I use to get before this COVID-19 pandemic. Now it is a bunch of people asking me about video visits and iphone crap. I don’t know anything about iphones! I’m an android user, get that shit out of my face! lol

Pretty soon my job is going to get even busier because my hospital bought out the only other hospital in town and they want us to be live with that new hospital and its clinics by the end of August. That means training all those employees on our EMR system and dictation stuff. Ah!! That will be so much fun with the COVID-19 stuff going on as well. 

Before I end this entry, a little happy stuff.

Before all of this covid-19 stuff got so bad I was able to visit my sister in Forth Worth and I got to meet Mia, her new dog, a total cutey. Very timid but super sweet. 

We didn’t do a whole lot on the trip because things started to get weird with COVID so we didn’t want to risk anything but we did get to go to a paint and sip. My painting is not as good as my sister’s because she is more of the artist but I think I did alright, haha. I feel like I could have done way better if things weren’t so rushed on those paint and sips but it is all about having fun, getting a little tipsy and just something to do. 

Anyway, I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! 

I’m featuring another cosplay edit. This time from my Yuuki cosplay collection.

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8 Comments

  1. I always wanted to go to a paint and sip. The artwork looks just lovely. I’m so glad you enjoyed yourself. I hope you are staying safe.

  2. Fibro sucks (so does diabetic neuropathy). I have been having a flare as well, seems to go inline with depression and anxiety for me. If I have one flaring up, then I have the others. I am terrified to do any sort of injections for pain relief as I have heard such mixed reactions to them. I was on a waiting list for a pain clinic here before COVID-19 it was 18-24 months, now they will have all the current patients to catch up on (they stopped clinics altogether unless emergency) so who knows know how long I will have to wait. Sometimes I wish we had the option of private since I have insurance and other times I am glad that (some) of our healthcare is free. I miss physio but they won’t be opening up here for months. Hopefully, physio will get help you get your pain under control.

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  3. Eek those health issues sound so horrible…try to stay as well as you can.

    Those paintings are both super pretty though!

  4. Blog hopping!!!
    Oh no take care!
    I salute all frontliners for always keeping a good job but don’t forget to take care of yourselves as well!

  5. Take care of yourself. You are number one!!! Very pretty paintings.

  6. I can’t believe how fast time is flying. I’m sorry that you’ve been going through a lot of visits and those injections!! Hopefully you’ll get good results. Businesses are responsible to take care of their employees. Just hang on in there! I love the sip and paint picture!! The tree is gorgeous! Stay safe!

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  7. I’m so sorry for what you’re experiencing in the hospital environment, I can’t imagine all the stress and the fair.. it’s such a difficult time, but I hope everything will lead us in improvements and better changes for the world.
    Hope you’re fine and staying safe <3
    xx Dasynka
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  8. Hugs.
    I’m sorry you’re dealing with all the bs in the hospital but keep yourself forward no matter what and that’s what I try to constantly tell myself, too. that it gets better but we gotta keep being strong, no matter what.
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