Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation! Red Sox Stuff!

Today was one of those errand and appointment days. I first got up and had to put on a slow cooker Beef Jerk Roast. Then I met with Jane from the hospice.

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Murphy is the dog and they use him for therapy for the kids. I know you can’t actually read the article but it was all she had to give me. The little boy’s name starts with C and she will be giving C the Red Sox stuff next week. So now we can lay to rest this whole thing. Something just occurred to me. Quite often Kaylee would say she didn’t understand something that a real 17 year old would definitely understand. Which to me indicates it is some one pretending to be 17. Maybe a man because a woman would know what a 17 year old girl would understand but a man might not. Even a teenage boy would know but probably not a man. I know my wasband would have no clue as to what a 17 year old girl would or would not know at that age. Just a thought.

I had a doctor’s appointment then I had to go to the P.O. and three different banks. I had to pick up my brother and take him to the doctor. I was just driving all around town in circles to get all this done. I’m dizzy now. I think more from hunger than the circles.

Definition: “TENS” is the acronym for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. A “TENS unit” is a pocket size, portable, battery-operated device that sends electrical impulses to certain parts of the body to block pain signals.

My doctor gave me one of these yesterday when I got fitted for the leg and back brace.

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I used it last night while watching TV. If you ever get one here are some warnings.

1. Don’t suddenly turn it on high by mistake. Holy Crap!! You’ll shock the shit out of your self. Talk about jumping out of your seat.

2. If you happen to turn it on high by mistake, try to remember which way to turn it off. Not knowing this just makes the shock last longer. At least my hair is puffy today,

3. Please remember to turn off the unit before you try to remove the sensors. They are very sticky and stick to your hand while giving you an amazing shock that goes right up your arm to your brain. While that’s happening you tend to forget to turn off the unit and you just keep getting shocked over and over. Your screaming, hopefully, will bring someone to your room to snatch it out of your hand.

4. I think the point is that screwing up this thing keeps you from concentrating on your pain.

Hopefully when I get the hang of it and quit shocking myself it will help.

I have other things to say but I don’t want to bore you. I received two awards recently that I want to post about. I need to put the 14 week pregnant picture up and talk about this weekend. I will write all this up tomorrow.