Friday, November 16, 2007

Being Naughty

Well, guys, I have been blog-benched by my doctor. Turns out that the trial meds I'm on to re-coat the nerves endings in my brain with myelin (that were lost by the 2 years on the pain meds) have the side effect in my case of causing pain in my fingers if I type constantly for more than a few minutes. SO, I've been faced with having to decide between the meds and typing. Meds that can bring me back to where I used to be, versus typing a blog and freelance writing. Tough choice. Really tough for me, anyway, since I've been growing both this blog and freelancing work doing what I love most.

I finally made the hard decision to go with the meds, for now. I could type through the pain, but it leaves me worthlessly worn out and a real beotch to my loved ones. I'm able to use my hands in paper crafting and in cooking, as well as most of the household chores I regularly do. Even a fair amount of cutting and pasting on the computer, just not the typing. Weird, but hey, weird is how I normally roll, so it figures, just desserts.

I've had this blog for 2 years in January 2008, so I am NOT, NO WAY abandoning it. I plan to post some little something every Friday until the end of the year (which isn't too far off). Missy's agreed to help me do this, so I will still be posting, just once a week. Hopefully, by Jan. 1st I'll have been tested to see if the meds have improved my reflexes enough to warrant taking them longer. I'm scheduled to be tested the week before Christmas.

I apologize for not getting on here sooner to tell you all of this, but the idea of enlisting help with the typing for an entry did not hit me until a few days ago. I called Missy and what you are reading was typed by her as I dictated it to her. She then emailed it to me and I cut n pasted it to the blog. A big thanks to Missy for all of her assistance. Girlie, I owe ya one!

Next Friday I'll show some of the Daily Creatings I've been doing since I last showed my 11/8 daily creative. I need to get started uploading them to Flickr, so I promise to work on that in the meantime. I haven't stopped creating, it's just been taking me longer than the slow-poke time I normally take, LOL.

Finally, thank you to all of you who've commented and emailed to check on me. It has meant so much to me to read just a little note here and there from you. Even though I haven't been able to respond, please know I've read and appreciate them all. Hopefully, by Dec. 1 or close to that, I maybe can cut n paste a message on your blogs. Just know I do visit and read them. I just can't comment on them all. Very frustrating! LOL

Have a great weekend and week, and seeya next Friday!

21 comments:

Linda said...

Take care of yourself. I'm sending out healthy thoughts to you.

jill said...

hi aimeslee! i was just thinking about you yesterday. typing or meds...the choices we have to make!!! atleast you can create!

take care and get better soon!

Katy said...

Yay for meds that should work! I don't know what I'd do if I couldn't type. I swear that's my largest amount of communication. You be good to you, and check out some Voice Recognition Software, and give it a try if you get too frustrated. Maybe, just maybe you'll be able to do some more stuff.

Or, you could walk around with one of those hand held recorders and look slightly insane...

Glad to see you are fighting back, and that you aren't going away!

Sherry said...

Aimes, really your health is more important than any blog. So don't do anything that will hurt you or cause damage. Glad to see ya, but understand why. And you were very missed and I can't wait until next friday. :D Have a happy Thanksgiving!!

Lynn said...

Aimes, I hope these new meds work for you. I know how much you love doing your blog and your freelance work. You need to do what is right for you! Remember, we are all here for you and hope you get better soon.

I know how much pain you are going through, it is very difficult to do something you love and be in so much pain. I will say from experience... its not really worth it most of the time. Sometimes we have to give in.

I just want to see you get better. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I'm keeping you in my prayers.

Theresa said...

Awww, sorry to hear that, hugs your way! Thanks Missy for typing for her. I was going to suggest using a pencil and doing the one key at a time method.

Rachael said...

Awww, girl!!!! Take care of yourself!!! I'm sending you big, big hugs!!

jp said...

So sorry to hear about this! But you are making the right decision to take care of your health first. The blog will wait! :-)

Tina said...

This must be so tough for you! But you need to do whats best in the long run and it sounds like some time off from typing is one of the things! Take care - and I'll continue checking on ya!

Staci said...

Take good care of yourself!

Sarah C. said...

Take it easy over there and get well! Missing "seeing" you but completely understand. ((HUGS)) and prayers for healing.

~Sarah

toners said...

Hang in there....sending (((hugs)))

Dana said...

girl just get better!

Noelia said...

It sucks to have to make such a choice since I know how much you love to write :(
I've been out of commission this week too but I'm glad to see that you're taking your meds and it's helping you. Hope you get better soon. Missy is such a sweety for helping you out.

Heather said...

Well I was wondering why I only got love in your comment on my blog! Now I know! I think you should do a video blog entry? Do you have a camera? That would be way fun! Get lots of rest and start feeling better soon!

Shirley Fyfe said...

So sorry to hear that you've had to make a choice like this Aimeslee - take care of yourself and I look forward reading whatever posts you are able to whenever you can!

Leah said...

(((hugs))) i hope you are on your way to healing, aimslee! sending some good healing vibes your way!

Colleen said...

You know I'm thinking about you and hoping that you're on the mend sooner than you think! Take care...

My-Kin said...

Have you thought of hire a younger person to type for you and pay them some money?

Gina (frazzledmom) said...

Hey Hun! Just checking in on ya, and wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving. Hoping your ands are better soooooon! Hang in there, Aimes. {{{{Hugs}}}}

Maria said...

Happy Thanksgiving Aimeslee!! Hope you have a wonderful Turkey dinner. I'm sorry to hear that you are in pain! I hope the medication helps and that you'll be back to your normal self again!

I'm sorry I haven't commented for sometime now. I've been so busy with getting ready with the holidays and life in general.

Anyway. . .take care of youself and don't stuff yourself too much with all the yummy food!

Maria