January 31st, 2011

Didn’t sleep well at all last night. Woke up around 2am and spent the next 3 hours tossing and turning, maybe getting 15 minutes of sleep at a time. I managed to really fall asleep again around 5am. Woke up at 8:45am. So I didn’t get the chance to do the things I wanted to before I go out, but that’s okay. It seemed to be back pain keeping me up and I was too bloody stubborn to go take some painkillers. Woke up feeling groggy and fuzzy headed. Hands/wrists/elbows/shoulders/back are all very sore and very stiff. With the fingers/hands/wrists being the worst. I’ve realized there isn’t much I can do about that. I’m getting better at asking for help at work so that will help my shoulders and my back. But EVERYTHING I do, whether at work or at home, involves at least my hands. The weather turned cloudy and considerably colder overnight. Which I’m sure isn’t helping. I’m not sure what kind of mood I’m in yet, I haven’t been awake that long. Will update later. I’m off to see my friend.

Pain: 8

Mood: 6

Meds:

Supplements:

Diet:

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January 30th, 2011

Went to bed early and slept in until 830am! WHOO! Feeling pretty chipper today. Minimal amounts of pain and stiffness so far. THE SUN IS OUT!! I do have a mild headache. But all things considered its a pretty good day so far. Just have to work tonight then I have 2 days off, get to see a dear friend tomorrow, AND go for a wander down Commercial Drive! YES! The house is nice and tidy. This also makes me happy. Got started on the baby bonnet for the dear departed Nathaniel. So that also makes me happy. Colon/bowels seem rather angry today, hemorrhoids reared their ugly heads(that’s funny but gross). ICK! Guess that’s what I get for eating burritos and tomato sauce. Anyways. Will update later!

UPDATE

So work went well. The youngster I closed with is VERY productive and did most of the work for me. Some level 7 pain in my right shoulder now that work is all done with, hands/wrists/back also sore but sitting at a decent 7. Bought myself some fancy hand lotion from the neat little natural cosmetics store next door. Also bought a whole bunch of veggies and fruit for myself(and Rob I suppose, hehe!). I’m addicted to these little clementines. SO tasty. Almost made it through the day without eating any gluten but I was STARVING after work so Subway was had for dinner. At least I had it on flatbread…which I think is technically less bread than the regular loaves. I’m looking forward to my jaunt to see my friend tomorrow and more sunshine(hopefully! *crosses fingers*). Had a nagging headache ALL day that has tapered off ever so slightly now that I had my sandwich. General nausea as well, which gets worse of I lift something I shouldn’t or hunch my shoulders or sit too long at the computer(like right now). I’m starting to think it’s my bodies newest way of telling me to relax. The little joints in my fingers were sore and tender today. Well that seems the normal now. If I BARELY bump my hands or shoulders(or ANYTHING for that matter) against something I get this awful wave of nausea and RAGING pain. SO needless to say I’m avoiding running into things. Anyways, I’m sleepy, so I’m off to bed now.

Pain: 6-7

Mood: 7

Meds: 2 x Tylenol Arthritis(for headache), 15mg Cipralex, 2 x Apo Hydroxyquine

Supplements: all but my Tumeric

Diet: Tazo Earl grey tea with milk and honey, water(lots!), 2 GF Rice Bran Raisin muffins, rice with burrito beef and a wee bit of cheddar cheese, 1 gala apple, 6 small clementines, 1 small tangerine, foot long chicken and bacon ranch Subway sandwich with lettuce/cucumbers/pickles, small handful ketchup chips (almost got through the day with no gluten!)

January 29th, 2011

Had troubles getting out of bed, been SO tired. My ninja plague is still being ninja like. Had a nice hot shower when I got up so I’m feeling a little bit stiff but not too sore. Sitting at about my usual 6. Headache is coming on though. Mum and Dad are coming over for dinner! YAY! On an interesting side note I’m ITCHY as hell. I can’t stop scratching. Which is bizarre. I feel less stressed so my skin condition should be in its minor stages. It’s driving me up the wall though. Am considering getting antihistamines today. Anyways, I’m off to work. Will update later.

UPDATE

SO work was lame. Sucks arguing with your significant other in front of your fellow employees. But he was super grouchy and so was I..and that’s never a good combination. We had a chat about it later and things are okay now.  Got to leave 2 hours early too which was awesome. Have time to finish the tidy up before the parents come over. He already did most of it. I’m sore, I’m tired, and I’m cranky. Hehe! Back/shoulders/hands/headaches. One more day though and then I have 2 days off. And my Sales Manager at work shifted my schedule around for next week so I don’t have to work 5 days in a row. A friend who I’ve known for 15 years is being horrendously selfish and it’s really bringing me down. Pretty sad how a different friend, who has severe back problems is more than willing to come see me, but, my other friend is not. Apparently I live in the boonies. My Primerica training starts soon. Already collecting potential clients which is nice. Just being able to bring in a little extra cash, even if it’s purely for my own personal use, is good. And I promise to be a non pushy financial adviser, hehe! Anyways, I need to clean and make some lunch. Will update later.

Pain: 6-7

Mood: 5- 6

Meds: 2 x Tylenol Arthritis(for my headache), 15 mg Cirpalex, 2 x Apo Hydroxyquine

Supplements: all

Diet: water, small coffee with cream and sugar, GF Rice Bran Raisin Muffin, small handful corn tortilla chips, spaghetti/tomato sauce/1 piece garlic bread, 1 small piece apple pie with 1 small scoop of vanilla ice cream

January 26th, 2011

Had a lovely day off. Slept until almost 9am, which threw me all outta whack. Seems like I’ve contracted some sort of plague. A sneaky ninja plague that doesn’t make me feel SUPER sick…but doesn’t make me feel very good either. Skipped out on my Gardening meeting, was feeling gross and tired and in no shape to sit in a crappy chair for an hour. For feeling so crappy I just got an amazing amount of work done. Made pie dough for the apple pies I will be baking tomorrow. Started a batch of Gluten Free croissants. Made a batch of chocolate chip cookies for Rob. And currently have a batch of Gluten Free Raisin Rice Bran Muffins in the oven for breakfast tomorrow. Did a lot of crochet today which was nice. Met my goal of taking no painkillers today. Was still very sore and stiff but I lay on the couch for most of the day so that helped I’m sure. Back to work tomorrow so we will see how that goes. Some nausea/headache after all this baking and a particularly long stretch of crochet.

Pain: 6-7

Meds: 15mg Cipralex, 2 x Apo Hydroxyquine

Supplements: most

Mood: 6-7

Diet: coffee with milk and sugar, water, 1 and a half hotdogs with ketchup and mustard and white buns, Lipton chicken noodle soup(from the box) with sour dough bread

January 25th, 2011

Woke up at 4am, tried for an hour to go back to sleep. Been puttering around on the computer. Perusing crochet patterns and chatting. Started getting sore about 2 hours after I woke up. Time for a bath and to move onto the couch. Will update later.

Pain: 7

Mood: 6-7

Meds: 2 x Tylenol Arthritis, 1 x Super Motrin