Saturday, October 25, 2008

Saturday shortcomings

I've got a lot of things done today but I have to say my hands and their weakness continue to play a conflict in this act called my life. I can barely move the giant carcasses of hand flesh around without some burning and typing is much more laborious. I guess this requires perhaps a call to the neurologist's office on Monday.

This has been going on for a good week now but the last few days its on like Donkey Kong by the end of each evening. All the more reason to be taking some time off from work. A teacher with no hands faces some struggles for sure in grading, writing notes, and planning.

A Netflix side note: If you haven't watched "Charlie Wilson's War" yet with Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and Philip Seymour Hoffman, please do so. I'd be interested to read if anyone else's eyes were opened by that movie and its connection to the current war.

As Tom Hanks says for Charlie Wilson, "The ball just keeps on bouncing." Wow, food for thought.


October said...

I feel for you with the hand issues. I know my lack of big issues lately-- and my desire to hide it when there is something going on--keeps me from being a good MS blogger, but I do read several people's blogs daily. I've had an exacerbation that numbed my hands in the past and it was such a struggle to still work as if nothing was wrong.

I keep a separate blog to chronicle things as they happen (and thankfully it doesn't get updated much). It's here if you are ever interested.

I hope your current issues pass soon!

Jen said...

I'm glad you're taking some time from work. I read Denver's blog and I really feel for you guys trying to deal with MS and be teachers. My mom was an ESL teacher for most of her career, and she worked most week nights on school work, then schlepped off to bed. Dad was a guidance counselor, so it was a bit easier for him. My husband taught for a few years and was always drained at the end of the day--- one of the reasons he stopped and did something less tiresome.

I had an attack about 5 years ago which compromised my hands, especially my right one. I was an ultrasound tech, so it was a major problem. Couldn't hardly write, comb my hair, or hold things. I'm sorry you are going through this.

I actually wanted to see "Charlie Wilson's War" when it came to OnDemand. I'll see if it's still there, but I might have to get it from the library.

Try to treat yourself well during this setback.


Denver Refashionista said...

I hope your hands feel better soon. I said it before but I'm glad you are taking time off. Please enjoy a little of it for the two us. I have the teacher blues...