Hello everyone! The Unleashed One here. The Bitmoji is actually way more enthusiastic than what I feel. Before we enter into the next episode of Shadow Work Sunday, I want to fill you in on what's been occurring in the backdrop.
I have taken a pledge to be more proactive as it pertains to my health. In the past, I would chalk up to not having certain maladies addressed due to not really having the time (due to being overworked, life, or not having sick pay or vacation pay) or having crappy insurance. Those reasons were not a lie, but it gave justification to put things off that over time would need to be taken care of.
I recognize that I use my hands quite frequently. Not just in the normal scheme of things, but my "9 to 5" is hand intensive, and my passion is hand intensive. Although my carpal tunnel was initially classified as mild, the medication regiment the hand specialist put me on was not highly effective. We graduated to the next step, which was attempting the injections. I have had two rounds of injections put in my knee joints to counter the arthritis that has developed. However, I never had shots in my wrists before.
It is not as much the shots that are painful as when the lidocaine wears off. He did warn me that it would come, but I underestimated how debilitating the day after would be. My fingers were still okay, but trying to do anything which involved wrist movement was horrendous. As some would say, this is the worst part before it gets better, right?
We shall see. Even getting this journal entry together is a challenge, because the usual placement of my wrists I cannot do because it causes discomfort. So, functional wise, I am about seventy percent, give or take. I haven't fully tested my ability to do any lifting (weights or whatnot). The doctor says it's best to give it a few more days and see what happens.
If I opt for the carpal tunnel surgery, it won't be until next year. One wrist gets operated on at a time, and then I have to allow for two-three weeks recovery. I have to factor in how that will impact workflow as well as having the proper amount of sick time allotted for such.
In any event, I would like to thank those who checked up on me or tried to keep me in good spirits to keep my mind off the pain. I don't fuss about pain much, but this mess was a son of a gun. I'd also like to thank some of the anti-inflammatories, despite not liking how they throw off my natural rhythm or routine.
Now that I've covered everything, on with the Shadow Work.
Have you ever badly hurt someone unintentionally? Could you have been more responsible/compassionate to them?
The Unleashed One