Ok, my diagnosis is TENNIS ELBOW! LOLOL
So since I'm NOT a tennis player, I'm going to have to assume that there must be alot of tennis players who are painting and sanding around their homes, in order to get the same diagnosis as me.....right?! I think this should be called "Renovator's Elbow/Arm"!!! Why should TENNIS PLAYERS get all the glory??? :-D
Ok, I'm finished amusing myself!! Hee hee hee! :-D
I was right that I have a pinched nerve/nerves in my elbow now that are affecting my arm, hand and fingers, and I need steroids for it. He offered me a SHOT, but I'm a little squeamish about steroid shots (after a bad experience a few years ago), so we started with the pills. I also got a "splint" for my arm, which is really only an adjustable band to wear right below my elbow. Do you know, I felt a difference immediately with that on? Amazing!!
I started the pills this morning - two a day - and I've already finished two nagging jobs I had to do! These things give me such energy!!! I'm lucky, because I've known people who feel sick and awful on them. I think because I have a HYPOthyroid (so consequently, my hormones are always a little low), infrequent steroid use gives me a boost!! YAY!!! :-D
I'm not hopping around the house yet, but I am starting to feel warm (and I'm normally always COLD), so I foresee an active weekend for myself.....I've already gotten into my mountainous need-to-sew pile! I would love just to get the motivation and energy to FINISH some projects this week -- wouldn't that be so awesome?!!!
Ok, well, I'm off to make a list! I'll keep you posted!! ^-^