spiderdust: (sunlight)
I hate being sick, especially knowing that it's not going away.

I hate how one night of short sleep will sap my energy for a week.

I hate having to refigure my limitations on a daily basis.

I hate how I have only 5 or 6 usuable hours in a day (if I'm lucky).

I hate knowing that I'm probably going to have to give up things that I like in order to function.

today

Aug. 3rd, 2005 05:02 pm
spiderdust: (cartoon me)
  • put flyers for the show around town
  • picked up a few CDs (I'll list those in another post later)
  • FINALLY registered for my class! (paid for it too!)
  • purchased parking pass for school
  • picked up paperwork for Disabled Student Program (which reminds me, I need to make an appointment with my doctor)
  • bought some fabric and notions
  • spiderdust: (gish)
    Today I go to work, but not at my own store. The Pruneyard/Campbell store is short staffed today & asked for volunteers from other stores.

    It's a full 8-hour shift, doing stuff that I don't generally do for 8 hours a day.

    The money will be good, but I wonder if I'm going to be pushing myself too hard today? At least I'm off tomorrow.

    argh!

    Jul. 25th, 2005 05:15 pm
    spiderdust: (anger)
    I have that tell-tale tingling ache in my big toes again. Time to guzzle down the water.
    spiderdust: (sunlight)
    Back to the doctor again, to find meds that work. Not only am I not sleeping, but my heart will do weird flip-skippy things too.

    I wonder if this is worth it?

    y'know...

    Jun. 27th, 2005 11:46 pm
    spiderdust: (gish)
    Looking over my friends list, I'm kinda glad I've never made it out to Wine & Song, especially the last one!

    How're you guys doing? Anyone feeling better?
    spiderdust: (sunlight)
    The doctor also thinks I have fibromyalgia. :/

    He's also having me retested for thyroid issues, rheumatoid arthritis, and elevated levels of uric acid. They're all going to come back negative again, but he just wanted to cover the bases.

    Apparently he's checked me for lupus before. I didn't know that. Thankfully, that was negative too.

    So what does all this mean?

    For starters, it means that he doesn't think it's in my head either.
    It also means that while there are some treatment options out there, there's not a whole lot that can be done about it. Diet, rest, and exercise can slow it down somewhat, but they won't cure it. Since no one really knows what causes it, no one really knows how to fix it.
    spiderdust: (Default)
    Go to gym at 5:30am.
    Workout. Shower. Come home. Possibly sleep a little more (not likely).

    Go to doctor, get refills on prescriptions, talk to him about bubbling chest and fibro stuff.
    Possibly get poked and prodded.

    Go to pharmacy, refill prescriptions.

    Pick up [livejournal.com profile] brightbluestuff from airport.
    Let her sleep and/or shower, help her run any errands. Feed her at some point.

    Take [livejournal.com profile] brightbluestuff to a different airport 7 hours later.
    Put her on plane. Wave bye-bye.

    Come home.
    Collapse.

    uh-oh

    Jun. 16th, 2005 08:56 am
    spiderdust: (gish)
    My lungs feel bubbly when I inhale. That can't be good.
    Luckily, I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow. I'll get through till then.
    spiderdust: (sunlight)
    Maybe I'm fighting off a low grade infection?
    spiderdust: (bedtime)
    Still exhausted.

    repairing

    Apr. 30th, 2005 01:04 am
    spiderdust: (sunlight)
    I knew after the crisis was over, the physical part would hit.

    My body has been trying to fight off some sort of infection and my joints have been freaking out. I know the best thing to do is to keep moving and to stretch things out, but... let me fill your hip sockets with shards of broken glass and see how much YOU want to move!

    This is a sort of a pattern. High stress, body and mind go into overdrive, stress ends, body breaks down. I don't even know what's worth complaining about anymore.

    Come to think of it, something like this happened last October after I came back from my grandmother's funeral.

    home sick

    Apr. 13th, 2005 12:24 pm
    spiderdust: (sunlight)
    I knew this was going to hit me sooner or later.

    I feel like someone packed my sinuses with rubber cement and my voice is gone. I'm staying home today.
    spiderdust: (bedtime)
    I left work early yesterday because I was feeling hot and things seemed far away. By the time I got home, my ears were ringing and my head was hurting. People told me that I looked a bit "wrung out".

    This morning, I feel awful.

    I hope I feel better before tonight, seeing as it's RevolutioN's first night since we moved to Thursdays. Not a good night for me to bail.

    exhaustion

    Feb. 13th, 2005 08:03 pm
    spiderdust: (bedtime)
    I don't care how early it is, I'm completely wiped out. Since I work at 8 in the morning, I think I might just go to bed.
    spiderdust: (bedtime)
    I seem to have kept up the annual tradition of being sick for Christmas.

    :(
    spiderdust: (oh no!)
    In other words, I seem to have torn my knee cartilage and will be out of work (and off my feet) for an indefinite period of time.

    Tomorrow, we have reservations in San Francisco to celebrate [livejournal.com profile] nexushoratio's birthday. Where am I going to find a wheelchair at such late notice?
    spiderdust: (bedtime)
    I called in sick. The manager on the phone didn't even recognize me when I called in to see if anyone could cover my shift.

    Munchkin and [livejournal.com profile] ldyicefire are on their way to The Jungle (today they have free admission if you bring in 4 or more non-perishable food items), so I'll have the house to myself. My new shipment from Netflix hasn't arrived yet, but I've still got plenty of stuff to watch. I've got lots of DVDs that I haven't seen, plenty of books I haven't read, and there's always FoodTV.

    I'm scheduled off for tomorrow, but if I'm feeling better, I might go in for a couple of hours to complete the menu and orders.
    spiderdust: (ghost)
    I'm doing OK.
    I think I'm coming down with something, and wish I could go back to bed for a day, but I'm managing.
    spiderdust: (sunlight)
    Today I woke up with a migraine.

    When I was finally able to keep some food down, I took the anti-inflammatory for my toe.
    The migraine got worse.

    I lay down on the couch, wondering how much longer it would be before my head exploded, and went to sleep.

    Care to take a guess at some of the side effects for indomethacin?

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