Today has a good day. In fact, this past couple of days have been good. Tomorrow I go to the arthritis doctor. I missed the doctor appointment in August because I was in the hospital so this is the make up. She should be very happy with the weight loss or I am hoping she is. I have to speak with her about the gabapentin medicine. I think it is helping. I never realized, although I should have, that some of the pain was nerve pain. My neck, shoulders, and back feel much better since the starting of taking that medicine. It has been about a month of taking it now so I can safely say that it has helped. I also do this one neck exercise that Calli has shown me. I hope that helps too.
My daily headache has been just the regular amount of pain these last couple of days, which is good. I hope it stays that way. I haven't had the really bad headache since the hospital last month. It was an unusually bad headache. I have only had 2 that bad, one in 2008 and last month. I tried to explain to the nurse how unusual the headache was. The doctor got it but one of the nurses really didn't but that was okay because once I moved to a regular room, I didn't see her again. After the IMITRIX, she said that that had to help and well, it didn't. Not one bit. She was very disappointed and surprised. The headache was that bad. I tried to explain that to her. Perhaps, if I had gone to the ER on Sunday, like I had thought to, it would have helped, but I didn't until Monday and I paid for it with more pain. Next time, I will go with the first instinct and not the second. It definitely didn't pay to not go with my first instinct. However, I am back to normal now and that is what is important.
School has started again so we hear the noises of the kids doing their homework and practicing. It is a nice sound or the practicing sound is. The piano is being played, a sound I love to hear. Of course, the fascination with the metronome is in between the piano songs and that is NOT a sound I like to hear unless, of course, it is with the piano sound. I don't have another lesson for 2 hours so I don't need the piano until then. My 4:30 lesson had to cancel.
Lessons are going well. I have room for 5 more students, whether or not I will get them, I do not know, but I have room and would like to have that many more. We are gearing up for the busy fall. Sammy is thinking about competition and Christmas as well as Acer. Jessie wants to compete this year too. I think Memphis also wishes too. I only have about 4 or 5 who do and that is okay. A small amount is good for me. Anything bigger and my anxiety rises. That would be bad. It would also raise my pain levels, which would also be bad. So, a small amount of students is good.
I can't believe that September is almost over and that October is almost here. How fast time goes. Next week at this time will be the 1st. Then Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas!