• Chronic Illness

    God Will Provide

    Today marked the end of my 1st round of physical therapy for my broken shoulder. I’ve come a long way, but am no where near full range of motion. My physical therapist has been wonderful. As I was leaving she mentioned that she was contacting the surgeon to get a new order for PT. She didn’t want me to miss any time with so much more that was needed. I’ll also begin physical therapy for vertigo in two weeks. The therapist is good at re-aligning the crystals that can be messed up. I really don’t understand the process, but I’ve heard that this can work wonders. I have so many…

  • Chronic Illness

    May Thoughts

    May will soon be over, but I wanted to try writing about the prompts from A Chronic Voice. Having many chronic illnesses puts me in a position to think about anything for hours at a time. Thinking too much can be a good thing or a bad thing. Here are my thoughts on these May Prompts. Regrouping – I think of people regrouping after a massive failure. How many times have I regrouped in life? I could never count this, but I can remember going through a regrouping process as a child. It’s a little bit like closure. It’s like a new season; you know, how a new season makes…

  • Chronic Illness

    Slow Healing With EDS

    A month after surgery my pain has become less intense. I started physical therapy last week, and am working with a top therapist. The therapy has been easy, because she doesn’t push me past where I should go. Each appointment shows greater range of motion for my shoulder. Physical therapy makes me tired, because I have to do 3-4 sessions at home each day. The list of exercises grow with each treatment, but I’m glad to see it making improvement. The PT is only working on range of motion, and that will be the case for another month. The surgeon got new x-rays today and he went over the results…

  • Chronic Illness

    Post-Surgery Life

    It’s been too hard to post since my surgery. My pain has been awful and constant. The inflammation from the bone break and surgery have put me in a bad flare with Sjogren’s and EDS. I lived from one narcotic pain pill to the next dose. My dose pill wasn’t very strong, but it took the edge off. Going through this type of break makes you wish to be sedated for a month, The meds put me in a heavy fog, so I’m basically worthless. I’m thankful that at least it was my left shoulder and that left my dominant hand free. But, I’m still very slow, typing with one…