Friday, September 16, 2011

Checking in

It's been a while since I've posted.  It's been a combination of feeling like I've been hit with a Mack truck or being busy trying to catch up from being run down by said truck.  I was getting back to feeling like I'd been run over with a Volkswagen until the rain and cooler weather hit yesterday.  Oh my!!  When it hit it was quick and viscous. My pain went from my normal Level 5 to Level 9 in about 15 minutes. I was out running an errand and thought I was going to have to call a friend that lived close to where I was and see if I could veg on her couch until Bill got off work and could come pick me up.  I decided that I wanted my own bed and made it home driving slowly and on the back road.  Went to bed and only slept about 4 hours but it was enough to keep me up all night.  I've been up since about 8:00pm Wednesday night with the exception of about 2 hours this afternoon.  I'm headed to bed now to hopeful sleep more than 2 hours. 

Check out Apple Creek Cove, my blog where I'm going to attempt to write about ways that I've found to be able to maintain a semi normal level of domestic bliss in spite of my Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Peripheral Neuropathy, Peripheral Lymphedema, Sjogren's Syndrome, Arthritis, four herniated discs, Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, short term memory loss, sleep apnea and depression.  (I need to check my doc's notes because I feel like I'm leaving something out of my collection of diagnoses.)

As I head off to be at 4:13AM, here's my final thought for Thursday:

Monday, September 12, 2011

Carpel Tunnel and Blogging - Not a good Mix

I can't tell you how much I appreciate those of you who subscribe to this blog and keep coming back looking for new posts.  As you know from my last post, my carpel tunnel has been giving me fits.   I can't get in to see my hand doc until the end of the month although I'm close to calling and begging to be worked in.  I've stayed off the computer for what seems like forever (I think it's been about two weeks)  and it seems to be getting better.  Of course, "better" is a relative term. Instead of a hot poker in my wrist it's warm poker in my wrist. LOL  Mr. Supportive hasn't had to open jars, comb my hair, etc for two days! :-) I'm hoping if I take it slow, I'll be able to start posting again.

My fibro pain had actually stayed down in the Level 5 range which is my "normal" and I'm glad for that.  My fatigue level has been really high.  I can't get a good grasp on what's causing it.  My first thought was that it was from my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome but I'm beginning to wonder if it's time to change my antidepressant.  Since sleeping about 18 hours for 3 days in a row didn't "fix" it like it normally does, I'm going to make an appointment with my therapist.  I'm taking the maximum dosage of Cymbalta and have been taking it for quite some time.  I know that it's possible to take a drug for so long that it stops being effective, but I have to admit that it scares me a little to think about losing my old "friend" and going through the process of finding a new one. Since I was taking it prior to my fibro becoming as bad as it has, I wonder how coming off the Cymbalta will effect my pain levels. If any of you have been through this transition, I would really appreciate hearing how it went for you and what your doctor used as a replacement.

Enjoy these wonderful cool days we're having.  This is my time of the year!