Friday, July 29, 2016

Paint Party Friday

Started on the left seal today before I had to stop because my right hand started to go numb. The numbness in my right hand is def. the MS and with a bit of a break goes away. The numbness in my left hand doesn't act the same. It is very hard to explain. When the MS acts up I have no spatial awareness with the effected limb/digits, its like it has fallen asleep and its not connected to my body anymore. With my left hand, I have spatial awareness and it feels like I am getting stabbed by hundreds of those little plastic cocktail knives for drinks. It gets worse if I use it, which I always do because I forget and the pain is always there even with the few meds I can take. I'm not going to say its not the MS causing the problem, it very well might be. But it just doesn't feel like its the MS and I kind of feel like people (Drs/Physio) are using the MS as an excuse because I am not fitting into the little bubble of symptoms for the problem. Well, they better realize that I have ever "fit" into any of the symptoms for many things and many doctors/specialists before have been stumped as to why I have something when I probably shouldn't. Hell, the jaw specialist didn't think the problems I had would be arthritis in my jaw, pretty young to have the problems. Well, um sorry? :p At least the jaw is now sort of fixed and I can have more than soup for dinner. Side note, the dog is still fascinated with the metal in my face and it tickles when she sniffs my jaw where the fake joint is lol


And if you read all that, you deserve a cookie. Or one of the tarts John is going to make :)

Todays sketch for my 365 challenge. A Stitch key-chain John bought me.

Linking to Paint Party Friday

32 comments:

Fran said...

Adorable Stitch character. My grand daughters favorite character at this time. So sorry about your hand problems. I have had popping and dislocating jaws since I was in my 30's. I just have to chew carefully. Glad yours got correction.

NatashaMay said...

Love your sketch! :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

I love the movies :) just too cute :)

might want to get your law looked at, sounds like a problem with the TMJ. there are ways to try to help it, that don't involve surgery

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

jaw not law, daft keyboard :p

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thank you :)

Michelle B. Hendry said...

Yeah, they love to lump everything into MS like it's a catch all. Can't explain it? Must be the MS. Moving right along....
I love your etchings. This looks like a very hard one...

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Hopefully they find a way to help you soon, it's frustrating when things are incorrectly attributed. The seal is looking great and the stitch sketch is so cute!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

Oddly enough this is the first time the MS is being blamed for something, It might be the cause of the problem but I don't want the MS to be blamed for things because then they stop looking for the actual cause of the problem.

This etching is...taking too long lol. Its that rock driving me insane :p

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thanks Lisa :)

June Walker said...

adorable sketches. Sorry about your hand problems...terrible for an artist. Hope some relief comes.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I know how frustrating the doctors can be. They do the same thing with lupus. I am sorry you are having this trouble and will send healing energy to you. Love your sketch too.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thank you :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thank you Nicole :) some doctors seem lazy and just want to take the easy route for a solution to the problem when the problem has nothing to do with a major health condition :/

Laney said...

Love your sweet sketch! Sorry the doctor has been frustrating.

denthe said...

Such a cute sketch! So sorry to read about the problems with your hands. Hope they find the cause instead of blaming it all on MS...

Indira said...

Stitch looks cute and the seal is very well done, so far. Hope you get lasting relief from the pain in your hands.

BTW, I also read your post about Stephen Kings novels. I generally do not read him. I have read The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, which is a novella, and I liked it. Years ago, I read Gerard's Game, which was okay. I have always like the movies based on his stories. Currently, I have Mr. Mercedes and Finder's Keepers (loans from the library) waiting to be read. Not sure if I will make the time two large books.

Margik said...

An adorable sketch... really cute! So sorry to read about your hand problems.
Take care!
Mar :)

Faye said...

Jennifer, your sketch of Stitch is so cute. And your way with feathers in some of your other posts is really amazing. I sure hope the hands get better soon. It must be truly a labor of love for you to get any art done.

SusuPetal said...

So delicate sketches!

A dear friend of mine has MS and that sounds familiar what you told: every symptom is "due to MS" and it's difficult to reassure doctors to investigate matters more deeply. One has to be so stern, it's annoying.

Take care!

Carol Samsel said...

Great art. I find that anytime you have any chronic illness they want to blame every symptom you ever get on it and then want to prescribe anti-depressants as the chief medication for it 🤔

Carol Samsel said...

Great art. I find that anytime you have any chronic illness they want to blame every symptom you ever get on it and then want to prescribe anti-depressants as the chief medication for it 🤔

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thank you Laney :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thanks :) just a waiting game now until I can get a hold of neurology and they are pretty busy

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thank you :)

I started reading King at a pretty young age, possibly a bit too young lol so have been a fan for a long time. His books since the bad accident, understandably, have changed and not always for the better. I've read Mr. Mercedes, but to tell the truth can't remember anything about it other than I didn't like it :p but you should have a go because a lot of other people do like the book.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thank you Margik :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thank you Faye :) I need to get back to drawing more birds, just trying to find the time. art takes my mind off the pain, as cliche as that sounds :p

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thank you :)

have to be very stern and sometimes very bitchy to get things sorted out

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thank you Carol :)

a lot of the meds used for nerve pain for MS are also anti-depressants or for similar conditions oddly enough lol

NatureFootstep said...

ouch, your problem does not seem good at all. So terrible to not feel your hand :(
I´m glad you shared it as I don´t think I have seen it this wey before.

Thanks!

Nordljus said...

I'm sorry to hear about your health problems. I guess sometimes doctors just don't know themselves what is wrong, but it takes a good doctor to admit it and look further to find out. I hope yours will! Wonderful artwork, that little stitchy character made me smile.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thank you :) yeah I would rather a dr admit they have no idea then play a guessing game :p

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

hmm I thought I replied to you before,,hmm odd

thank you :) oddly enough a lot of the meds for MS are anti-depressants. used for the nerve pain