Monday, November 17, 2008

Ridiculous, really.......

I don't know how it can possibly be 10pm already. It was 4pm just a few seconds ago. Time flies, I know, but this is ridiculous. So today has been busy.

I went to meet the physiotherapist this morning, and that went well. I have a series of exercises to do and will be going to work in their gym, with the physiotherapist, twice a week. Hopefully there will be a real improvement soon. She explained that the nerves in my leg are "on red alert" all the time. ALL the time. And they need to be bamboozled. So I have to use different textured things - say my hand, then cotton wool, then a towel, then a soft brush, and massage the leg now and then. It sounds weird, but I sat there and massaged my leg, and it felt ok, and then 2 minutes later, it felt as though it was on fire. Unbelievable. I could almost hear the nerves thinking - "what was that then? I don't know - PAIN". There is always a delay then the pain kicks in, so the trick is to try to fool the nerves. Hmmm. I wonder who will win this battle then. This is war, people.

Anyway, today has been a mix of friends popping in, grocery shopping, getting the school laptop cleared and ready to hand back tomorrow..... did I mention that my boss is coming to "discuss the medical report" with me tomorrow? I think, no, I am sure I know what is coming, so I am prepared. Cooking supper, making calls and answering emails and the telephone, and suddenly it is 10pm. Chatting on IM and trying to think of how to tidy this house before 2.30pm tomorrow.

I need to topple into bed soon. So, my friends, I am going to leave you all in peace for now and give the brain a rest for a while. Good grief - it just occurred to me. I do not even have control of my own nerves. It is as though I have been invaded by an alien being. That is not an option. I do not do alien encounters. I want my own nerves back where they should be, listening to me. Sigh. I am a mother. I should be used to not being listened to. But my own NERVES?????? That is ridiculous.

So I started on a ridiculous note. And I end on a ridiculous note.

Night Night all.........

15 comments:

Needled Mom said...

Very interesting post. Who knew we could mess with our own nerves??? I hope that you will win this battle.

Good luck tomorrow. I am certain that you will handle it well.

Midlife Mom said...

I agree with you, I just don't know where the time goes. One minute it is morning and then it's time to go to bed! I need about 5 more hours per day please!

That is very interesting about how our nerves can act!!!! I do hope you win this one soon and get some relief my friend!!!

Barb said...

I wouldn't say it sounds ridiculous, but it does sound a little "new agey" Linds. But who knows? It might work!

Sounds like you're not expecting anything good to come from this visit tomorrow. I hope you're wrong. I'll be checking back soon to see how that goes.

Linda said...

I had no idea Linds! Well, it does sound strange, but whatever works at this point.
Get a good night's sleep. I pray the visit will go well tomorrow.

grammy said...

Hope the visit with the boss goes well. Get some rest (o:

Heidi @ GGIP said...

I cannot even imagine. I think that it being ridiculous does not help you at all.

Dawn said...

Wow, that sounds incredibly strange! I hope it works! I hope you have had a good night's rest by the time you read this --

Crystal said...

Praying that the therapy works and that you remain cool and calm during the meeting tomorrow. My days disappear in the same fashion as yours! Take care!!

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Hoping and praying for the best possible outcome both for your physical therapy and for the visit with your boss.

Love you, my friend.

Diane

Mary said...

I don't know about everyone else's thoughts - but it sounds quite reasonable to me. Lets face it those medical experts in the so called 'Know' had you doing all the wrong stuff. Maybe this will be the answer. Don't forget to smile pleasantly at the laptop rescuer ;)

Prixie said...

have not been here for a while. like your new template ;p

meggie said...

I have not heard of that one before, but well... try anything when you are desperate! I know the feeling.

Joyful Days said...

The body is a fascinating thing. Sounds like your nerves are having a bit of a temper tantrum and you are finding the key to soothing them. You will prevail--you are a mother, you will get them to comply with your wishes. Ultimately.

Praying you got some good rest. Good luck on the meeting.

Julie

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

That was a good bit of information you received. (I'm going to relay it to my mother who is struggling with this most recent surgery of hers on her leg. It was supposed to eliminate knee pain, but has only served to increase it.)

For what today may bring or tomorrow, I am praying that you will only experience the comfort and peace that comes of knowing God. He's on your side!

Jan said...

Oh the time it does fly, doesn't it?! I have until 12:30 pm to get all my "stuff" done around the house before I go to work each day. That's a good 6-7 hours. Do I get everything done? Nope! It just slips away!
I just know you are going to win this "war" Linds! I have faith in you! Keep on battling! : )