I do believe I left y’all hanging with some of the drama going on in our household before we left from our trip. All of your thoughts, prayers, emails, calls and comments were just incredible. So, here’s where we are today… Ankle-gate 2.0 I had my MRI and completely FREAKED during it. I think I almost had a nervous break down. No joke. It was open and I only went in to my waist, so it wasn’t the claustrophobia. Rather, it was the incessant banging and having to be completely still for 45 minutes. I just kept thinking be still. Be still Amanda. Don’t move. OMG I’M GOING TO MOVE. Awful. It took me about 3 hours to calm down afterwards. I do think a lot of it had to do with the perpetually stressed out state I was living in at that time, but I hope I never have to do that again. When we got back from our trip I had my follow up at 8AM Monday morning. We learned from the MRI that I have a deeply bruised bone almost certainly caused from the fall down the stairs back in April. If that’s not enough in and of itself, the impact from the fall also caused an acute case of peroneal tenonditis. So, I am back off of my foot for 6-8 more weeks. I can get around this time as needed, but just no extra exercise or anything that would transfer all of my weight to that leg. I am doing physical therapy exercises twice a day, icing it twice a day and am back on the anti inflammatory meds. My DR assures me I an make a full recovery, but I’m a bit skeptical after having done the exact same treatment for 6 weeks back in the spring. Fingers crossed! School We have made a lot of progress on resolving our issues at school. The last two months have been some of the most stressful and gut wrenching days of our lives. With every passing day, I see more and more of my confident, inquisitive and enthusiastic child coming back. Maybe one day I can share the full story, but please respect that it wouldn’t be appropriate at this time.
And now… Shingles UGH! Yep, Honey has the shingles. Likely caused from stress from the aforementioned school problems. It runs down his left shoulder and arm. He’s in a LOT of pain and is only one week in to the 2-4 week bout. That being said, he’s still going to work and tries to so as much as he can with the boys. He subscribes to the philosophy that he can be miserable at work as well as he can be miserable at home. And it helps to keep his mind busy and off of the pain.
So it’s not the most exciting or happiest update in the world, but we are making progress on all fronts. Once we get Honey well I hope we can just ride out the year and be happy to put this crazy one (snowpocalypse, bats, ankles, school, shingles, etc.) behind us.