I haven't done much painting in recent weeks. I have had numerous doctor appointments, tests and physical therapy which have not only taken up my spare time but also made it hard to concentrate and keep a steady hand. The picture below is based on the photo banner at the head of Weaver of Grass's Blog. She very kindly gave me permission to copy it. I think it is an attractive photo and makes a lovely painting.I hope I did it justice.
Cows at the Fence
So for some of you who have been concerned, here in a nutshell, is what we have discovered about my health problems.
It would seem that there is a genetic problem on one side of my family which causes poly neuropathy. It is called CMT or Charcot, Marie, Tooth disease. (Names of doctors and nothing to do with teeth.) I have .neuropathy in my legs, feet, hands and arms. I have now also been diagnosed with vestibular neuropathy which is causing the vertigo.
None of this is life threatening or terribly serious -- just a number of things that are a nuisance. There is no cure but there are therapies that I can do to minimize its progress. It's also nice to know that there is a name for my problems and it's not all a product of my imagination!
The first priority is to minimize the pain, also connected to my fibromyalgia. The up side of all this is that I have lost 15 lbs in the last three months and I am now also walking 15-20 minutes three or four days a week, and only minimal pain killers, which all has to be good. Then I still have physical therapy twice a week for another 5 weeks.
That's it. All very time consuming. Hope to get to more painting soon.