Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Tiny veins + IVs = BIG bruises!

Casey is off in Hot Springs with a friend for the Arkansas Counseling Association conference, so I'm taking this time to post. Sorry it's been a while--life is crazy! I had my first cervical epidural steroid injection on Monday, and I think it went pretty well. Well, the injection itself was fine. Trying to get the IV in so they could give me the pain meds--not so fun. It took them FIVE TRIES to get that thing in! I was going to post pictures of my bruised arms, but Mom said nobody wants to see that. :) Anyway, I haven't noticed a huge change in my pain level, but I still have two more injections to go. The next one is the Wednesday after Thanksgiving, and I'm hoping they'll have better luck with the whole IV thing next time. I look like a druggie!

Since Casey cut back on grad classes, he's found a less stressful part-time job that he's really looking forward to starting. There's a local TV station in Searcy that needed some help with filming and editing, so he's going to work there about 3 hours a day. It's not a lot of money, but it's something he loves to do, and he has a couple of friends from college who work there now. It helps that his BA is in Electronic Media Production. :) It's just one of the many changes we're making, and I hope it will lead him somewhere promising. Mainly, I'm just glad he was able to find something he enjoys doing. We're still not sure what next semester will look like, but things are working out well for now.

I just remembered that I haven't eaten anything tonight, so I think I need a quick snack before going to bed (I know I shouldn't, but I'm hungry!). Happy Wednesday!

5 comments:

Mom said...

Thanks for sparing us the beaten-up arm pictures. It makes me hurt just to think about it! Hope your Bible study group went well last night -- can't wait to see you tomorrow!

Deborah said...

Thanks for keeping us updated and for continuing to display such a Christ-like attitude about all of this. It would be so easy to get down with all you guys have going on, but you make me smile knowing that the glory is going to the Father for your "baby-steps" in improvement.

Aunt Donna said...

Loved hearing about how things are going (minus the pictures!). Hopefully, the next shot or two will really help make a difference in how you feel. Wish we could see you, but don't know when that might be in the near future. We'll work on that.

Kristi Petrak said...

That's great that Casey found something less stressful! Good for you. Just keep encouraging him in your usual positive way. God is with you. Good luck with your health as well. IV's are NOT fun, especially when people can't find the veins!! next time, drink more grape juice...^_^

Aunt Kathy said...

So sorry you are going through such a struggle. My sweet neices shouldn't have to deal with any of that stuff! I love you guys! Hang in there.