Saturday, December 12, 2009

Joan's Hands are Better, and She Can Blog Again! :)

I'm so sorry we worried you (who can resist this face, eh?).

Have I ever missed you all!

Very long story short: my hands are back and I can key again on the keyboard. :)

This summer I developed a spinal issue that affected the nerves exiting my spine at C7 and T1. That resulted in significant numbness and weakness in both arms and hands (at one point I couldn't even hold up a dinner plate).

Today, after three full months of PT, lots of doc visits, and mega drugs (hehe), I can say I'm 90% better. And keyboarding (actually typing on the keyboard) no longer aggravates the nerves.


Nope, the issue isn't solved (the spine issue itself won't go away), but I know what to do now to keep symptoms and complications at bay and to postpone any surgical interventions for years (I hope).

So.... that's why I've been absent.

And in about a half hour, I'll have an update for you all on the Canine Crew. ;)

And I can start blogging again!!!!!! :-D

See ya soon!



Ms. ~K said...

Yay!! We've missed you and all the Labr-adorable pups!
Take Care,

L^2 said...

Very glad to hear your hands are finally getting better. Missed ya.

Wendy said...

Glad you are back - take it easy. Thanks for sharing your lab pictures with us.

Charlene said...

I'm so happy you're back and feeling better. I was worried about you. Glad to see pictures of the canine kids. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

Mary said...

YAHOOOO!!!! Joan is back and all her family! You have been missed and the happiness you bring. Glad to hear you are better but please please please be careful! Don't want you to go away again!

Momma Teece said...

Hooray! Your back and better! Hugs and Hugs and cold wet noses!

Eileen Robinson said...

Our family is hoping that you are feeling better and looking forward to a new litter of pups. Hope your holidays were great and that the New Year brings great happiness!