Sweet friends, today I had my first appointment with a clinic I've been on a waiting list for. Here I am cozy with electrodes going through my arm. I'll be receiving care for my tendonitis over the next few months, which is good, but I've been told that even if we heal all the areas that have been affected (hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder), it will all return if I go back to doing my work since everything I do requires repetitive movements. Writing, social media, TGT.
Not only does this affect my finances as all of these things are essential to my livelihood, it also affects my happiness because I am physically limited in doing the things I love the most, and it limits my ability to move and create in ways and at a speed that feels most natural to me.
I'm not ashamed to admit that I have been struggling emotionally trying to cope with things lately and depression has become a familiar companion of mine. Therefore, it is not easy to try to make any kind of plan for my future when money is tight, spirits are low, and pain is chronic. When and if I do have TGT news for you though, I will let you know.
Thank you for your patience, care, understanding and support, sweet friends.
With oodles of love,
*Originally posted April 17, 2014 on Facebook after taking 3 weeks off work and offline due to significant pain in my hands and arms.