It has been an interesting last few months, to say the least. My 13 yr old daughter Miranda is now staying with me, for a while it seems. Still trying to get to know her and understand her thinking. I’m sure she is just a typical teenager with some issues. I will not get into all her issues, just not right. Getting all her paperwork gathered and such has been proven to be a challenge. However, I have persevered and obtained all the paperwork I needed to get her enrolled in school.
On the 25th of this month, I am going in to have an aortoiliac bypass performed due to a 2cm occlusion in my iliac arteries. I’ve read what the procedure entails and I am not happy, though I am in high hopes that this will fix my leg and allow me to return to some sort of functionality where my leg doesn’t feel like it is dying every time I walk more than 30 ft.
I am going to make this post rather small, as I have quite a few things left to unpack in our new home. Blessings to all.
I’m not for certain that anyone actually reads my posts, and honestly at this time do not expect much. I would like to get readers opinion on my site design for a start. I managed to skip posting the entire weekend due to having a scratched cornea in my right eye, which made staring at a screen or anything for that matter quite difficult.
I am considering the idea of starting to vlog. I don’t think that it will earn much money, but at this point, any legal increase in revenue would be welcome. On $735 a month income makes getting anything beyond covering living expenses almost impossible. I’ve never been a fan of the “system” but without it, I might not be here able to walk today. I paid my dues, paid in the SS like a good American, just to find out that being out of work (due to medical) makes all your “credits” invalid. 20 years of paying in and I get screwed due to a loophole. No worries, I will survive, just as I always have.
The good Lord knows this is not where I expected, planned or intended to be at the age of 43. I do think though that for some reason I am right where I need to be.
I have a lot to take care of today, not really, just a few things. First is getting my television (32″ that I use for processing photos) replaced under warranty, then to swing through the housing authority and find out how far down the list I have come. The final thing that must be done today is dropping my the local center that offers physical therapy. Yay me, almost 36 months since my initial back surgery and I am now finally allowed to get back in shape.
Peace and Love y’all. God Bless America and Dixie.
So last night was a bit early for me. I had an office visit with my neurologist’s PA. I like the new PA much better than the last. She was attentive, actually listened to what I had to say(I mean it is my body, I know what feels right and what doesn’t) and above all else didn’t dismiss my concerns.
I now have a referral for physical therapy, finally, after almost 3 years since my first surgery. However, the pain still persists, so they have recommended a “Bilateral Hardware Block at L4/L5”. This is in conjunction with the ongoing SI joint radiofrequency ablation that I am already setup for next week. They will do one side next week, then 3 weeks later they will do they opposite side.
I am not sure that I included the need to see a circulatory specialist in my last post, so there it is. Yes, since they have not been able to determine the ongoing fatigue and mind-numbing cramping/burning/stabbing leg pain as a spinal affliction at this time, it is now off to another doctor for another series of exams and lab work (which insurance won’t cover past $500) and pray that I am able to regain full(even 70% would be great) use of my right leg.
Well, that’s out there now. I never really thought about writing all this down. For many years my grandfather, bless his soul, told me for many years to write a journal so that I could write a book someday. Much to my chagrin, I should have listened. Sadly it wouldn’t have mattered, throughout the years of my life, I have lost everything I have owned more than once. The last being 2013.
I might attempt to jot down memories as they come to me, however, memories are not always accurate (especially mine, or lack thereof). In the meantime, I will continue to write a post or two daily, no matter my mood. I will apologize now, as I am not always the best in conveying my emotions, but I shall do my best without being “dramatic”. I personally have no love for drama, theater definitely, but that’s an entirely different animal.
For closing, I leave with this. I recently purchased a 2005 Impala. It’s the base model with the 3.4L V6. I know that I need a new CAT and it’s causing more backpressure than my engine requires (idles at 600-700) and hesitates on downshift acceleration. No matter I am happy with the fuel mileage if this is accurate. I have not yet been able to compare numbers, still acquiring data.
I had an appointment with PTCOA (Pain Treatment Centers of America) yesterday. It was suggested that my leg pain and fatigue might now be nerve or spinal related, but a circulatory issue. I am also scheduled to see my neurologist tomorrow (been 4 months since my last MRI) to discuss the results.
Other than that it was a pleasant if painful day. I will be creating a few new categories for my blog one being the “Grinds my gears” category for my rants about stupid things.
Well Break time. Peace.
It’s just another day in paradise. Due to my congenital spinal issues my legs are still giving me fits. It seems that the more I am on my feet the worse my right legs feel.
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