Spring Break

The last couple of weeks have been busy with school.  It is now spring break.  Friday at work was very quiet and I was able to clear my desk and organize my tasks.  I made a list – of course – and got several things crossed off that list because it was so quiet. 
Next week I’m working two days and taking the other three off but that doesn’t mean I’m doing anything fun.  I have a long list of homework I need to get done including three chapters of science and a paper to write. 
I’m at that stage – I think most students and teachers are too – where I’m ready to be done with classes.  I have another six weeks but I’m just ready to be done with the classes and move on to the next set.  Part of my antsyness is that I only have two more classes to take. 
There is no week-long party for me over spring break.  I’m taking this weekend to relax and get some crocheting done.  I’m working and doing homework during the work week.  Then next weekend I’m working on more crocheting projects.  I have three graduation gifts to get finished.  After those are done – I have a few other projects I want to get done as well. 
I’ll also be taking a day to go to the orthopedic doctor to see about goo in my knees again.  They have really been bothering me so it is time to see what can be done in order to reduce the pain I’m in.  We also bought a new bed in the hopes that it will help both of us sleep better.  Our old bed was old and broken so we went out and got a new box spring and mattress.  Tonight will be the first night we sleep on it and I’m hoping for a really good night’s sleep.

Doctor says…

Well to put everyone’s mind at ease – including mine – I went to my orthopedic doctor about my gout.  This visit reminded me exactly why I keep going to her.  She was on time, attentive, and spent the necessary time with us.  More than that though, she was friendly, reassuring and comforting.
We talked at length about the drugs I’m using to control my arthritis and gout.  We also talked about natural remedies like cherry juice, glucosamine (osteo bi-flex) and hot water baths with Epsom salt.  She also talked about what to look for that should bring me back to her office. 
It didn’t make my foot instantly better but it made my mood better.  I realized I was doing the right things and I just needed to have patience with my body.  It takes time to heal and apparently this time round it is taking more time than I’m used to. 

Good visit and if you are looking for an orthopedic doctor in Madison WI, go to Dr. Holly Duck.  She is an amazing doctor who takes great care of her patients.