Well, it would appear a month has gone by without a post from me. At the end of July, my WordPress got corrupted. After several days of the tech support team working on it, they finally pulled a restore from another server, which allowed me access once again, but in doing so it wiped out my posts after July 4. I don’t even remember what I posted about.
My trigger thumb came back and yesterday I was finally able to get in to see the dr. for another cortisone shot. I had been scheduled for two weeks ago, but the dr. called in sick so I rescheduled for last week but he was again not seeing patients in person, so it was moved to yesterday.
Today the thumb is less sore, less stiff. Last time it took 3-4 weeks to regain full mobility. I hope it doesn’t take that long this time. If the problem returns in another 5 or 6 months I will probably request the surgery where they go in and do some sort of release to allow the tendon to do what it should and fix it permanently.
While I was at the clinic for the ortho dr., I was able to visit the lab for blood/urine samples. I’ll see the endocrinologist in a couple weeks to see how my diabetes and other issues are doing.
In general the last month or two has been incredibly stressful for me — sales have been down, money has been getting tighter and I’m starting to feel like I did several years ago — stuck, poor, limited, and insecure about the future. It’s not a good feeling, and in some ways that feeling of ‘stuckness’ has affected my eating habits and other choices I’ve been making. Not always the best choices, either, which makes me feel bad, which leads to more poor choices.
I could fill a dumpster with so much stuff that I really should get rid of. I know I’ve talked about it, and thought about it even more, but it is ridiculous to hold on to things I don’t need and most likely will never use. There are boxes in the closet filled with things that I packed when I left New Orleans. I think the sheer volume of “stuff” is intimidating to me. I need a plan of action so I can sift and sort my shit in a rational manner.
I am incredibly disappointed in how this country is handling COVID-19. Once the vaccines came out it looked like we were going in the right direction, but there are soooo fucking many anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers and now the Delta variant is sweeping the country. Virtually all the hospitalizations and deaths are among those who chose not to get vaccinated, and many of them STILL say they won’t take the shot and don’t give a shit about masking or distancing. It’s crazy, but as for me I am not about to change and go mingling with people any time soon. I don’t understanding the thinking behind people not wanting to do even the smallest things that might help protect themselves and (more importantly) the more vulnerable among us. It’s just crazy.