Thursday, February 3, 2011

Weather and stuff...

                We have had some really cold weather. While our apartment has good heat most of the time, there are moments that we are all cold, usually in the mornings when we come to the main part for breakfast.
                One of the issues that can appear with a stroke or after is a pins and needles sensation where the feeling is trying to come back. Most people have experienced their foot falling asleep when you sat on your leg too long. You try to "wake" your foot up by walking around and sometimes this can be painful. For me, this is daily since my stroke. My nerves are still writing and trying to connect. Some days are better then others and this sensation can be really neat at first when the pain level is low. When I wasn't feeling at all nothing was there but as time goes along the sensations are coming back. I say "zapping" and say that the feeling is "amplified" very intense but it comes and goes. If my eyes are following my hand or foot I can almost say "I feel the carpet" or "The material feels the same as my left hand" but the moment I take away my sight I have a hard time figuring out what I am touching. My husband helps me with lotion on my feet and let me tell you, if I do not watch him while he rubs my right foot my muscles take over. The sensation can be too much and my foot jerks away sometimes almost hitting him. We just laugh but at times I have sharp pains that accompany the movement. On the bad days my toes feel like they are going to burst out of the skin or my fingers. Not fun but I can't complain (I try not to!) even if my walking is affected. I keep going and work the muscles the best I can. One day I will have my sensation back. I have had glimpses of being able to really feel and felt great but they are small right now. The weather has not helped. My muscles are really tight. I don't feel like doing anything but lay in bed. I have to rest more and make myself do what I can. I'm glad to come sit at the computer and spend a little time with you all.

Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever. Psalm 136:1 NKJV
                   

7 comments:

Becca n Joey said...

Just read through some of your blog. So wonderful! What a great testimony you are to your readers ;-) TFS!!!

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

Just keep working at it...and watch your diet!

My husband is a diabetic--which is what caused his stroke--and has neuropothy(how is that spelled anyway??). His feet do just what you described; but always in pain. Sometimes we will be on the couch; him with his feet up; and he'll all of a sudden scream out in pain!

Hugs!

Sara G said...

@Becca - Thanks for reading! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

@Tonya - Thank you so much for giving more detail! I only know what I go through and the more I am learning the better I can improve along with questions to ask the Doctor. Neuropathy sounds almost exactly what I deal with everyday during my research today. I thank the Lord for your comment as my husband and I were talking about what was happening. He sure answers prayers! Much hugs!!

Leah Gillen said...

Stay strong - in His strength lady! He has great things planned for you as a result of this.

Theresa said...

Hi Sara, Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment! It sounds like you are recovering nicely from your stroke! Take care and enjoy your weekend! HUGS!

Sharon said...

Sara, it is wonderful that you are getting feeling back! I'm sorry for the pain you are feeling, but that's really good news because you are going to get better!! Spring is on the way and with warmer weather it will surely be a help to you! Keeping you in my prayers. ((Hugs))

Sharon said...

Thank you for your prayers, Sara!