... and before you ask: NO those are not my feet down there \/
My feet are numb. Well, you could say they are numb. They feel asleep, swollen and painful all at the same time. I don't usually write about this stuff in my journal, but there you are: my feet are numb.
The numbness and lose of nerve conduction in my limbs is due to something called Polyneuropathy. I don't know why I have it. Most people who suffer from it also have diabetes. The neurologist is sure I must be diabetic, but recent and past bloodwork indicate I am not.
Here's the deal: my feet feel as if they are separated from the rest of me. It's eerie. Drop a hammer or stub a toe and the "owie's" are more intense than ever in my life. My legs are already affected and my hands and arms somewhat. So ask me if I'm scared? Naw. It's just one more giant bumpon the road of life. I don't think it will kill me and even if it did, I know where I'm going.
Rob and I have been doing a lot of work around the house and yard. Yesterday we tore all the carpet, padding and nail strips from the second bedroom. Tomorrow or Saturday we will do the same in the living room, then finally our room. We are getting new carpet. I'm excited about that. What we have had is left from the two young guys who lived here before us. They brought motorcycles inside, worked on them and generally left the light carpets with unremoveable stains. Yuck! We laid carpet and throw rugs over the old stuff, but you could still see the stains. Soon however, all that will change. Yippee!
The puppies are getting really cute. They are 6 weeks old now. their little tails are curling up over their backs, they have sharp little teeth and are beginning to recognize their names. The male is named Shadow and he's twice as big as the female. I named her after a story Chuck Ferris wrote; she's Gingersnap (ginger for short). It's a delight and a pain in the sit-down to have them running around the house. As soon as I find my camera, I will post pictures.
Our lives have changed so much in the last year that it seems incomprehensible. Some stuff is too personal for me to share in a public journal. Our lives are also stronger because of the changes. I ask that you all keep us in your prayers as we adjust to life living in an empty nest, etc.
I think of you all daily and pray often for you. Many blessings,