The last week has been a bit of a roller coaster!
After battling a cold it finally got me on Wednesday so my day off today has been spend in bed feeling very sorry for myself. I shouldn't be surprised, I get a cold every October..... you know the big one that knocks you for six!
Just hoping I'm well enough to go to work tomorrow because at the moment I'm aching all over & feel terrible.
Last week I want to the doctors about my foot. It's been hurting for weeks & I've noticed a lump on the top. I remembered back in August 2012 I fell over in the garden on the eve of my mum's 70th birthday. I worked the following day & went to the party, my foot was very badly swollen & I could hardly walk.
Well it turns out I damaged my tendon! Walking on it for over a year hasn't helped at all :(
The doctor suggested I took a week off sick from work to RICE but how can I do that when I've only just started a new job? He then suggested that I should sit down at work.... easier said than done in a shop!
Thankfully I have 5 days holiday next week, I'm planning on taking it easy as I was told if it hadn't started to heal in 2 weeks I would need physiotherapy & possible a visit to the hospital!
So this has been me for the last week, shame I can't get my new shoes on now!
I casually mentioned for the last 6 months my hands are sore when I wake up & I've started to lose the feeling in them. I knew what it was but I didn't want to admit it but as the feeling was taking longer & longer each morning I knew I had to say something
Cue the hand splints!
Yep I have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome..... oh the joy!
There's 5 things that can cause this:
- a family history of CTS - √ My mum had the operation around '87
- pregnancy – up to about 50% of pregnant women develop CTS
- injuries to the wrist - √ Big scooter accident in '88
- other health conditions, such as diabetes andrheumatoid arthritis
- strenuous, repetitive work with the hand - √ Knitting/crocheting??
I thought it would only be a matter of time. The splints are uncomfortable but I'm getting used to them & my hands don't hurt as much in the mornings. Just hope I don't have to have a op but I think it might have changed since my mum had it.
So as I said I'm feeling pretty rubbish..... well they say things come in 3!
Lucky I have nurse Popsy to look after me