January 17th, 2011

So, had the day off. Pain levels started around 7, which is pretty close to normal but was too sore and stiff to go visit Mum. This weather will be the death of me. Started the morning off with the usual throbbing. Tried some interesting visualization/meditation techniques which helped quite a bit, some minor stretching which also helped. Wasn’t keen on the weird popping-grinding-squishing noise that my joints made. Talked with my Mum on the phone for a good half hour(with some chat time with the nephew as well). Was better but still need to work on being more “social”. By the time 3pm rolled around though it was time for the Tylenol 1’s. Mainly because of that damn right shoulder. Went to the In-Laws for dinner. By the time we left pain had ramped up to a 9. That “blanket pain”, from lower back upwards, centred mainly around the spine/neck/shoulders and radiating out from there. That burning, throbbing debilitating pain. Sucks. Headache, nausea as well. At least my hands aren’t too bad. Just took some Tylenol Arthritis, now I’m going to bed. Was in a strangely good mood most of the day. Except for now. Also another good reason to go to bed. Have also started getting back into nightly prayer/observances again.

Pain:B 7-10

Mood: 6-7

Meds: 2 x Tylenol 1’s w/ Codeine, 2 x Tylenol Arthritis, 2 x Apo Hydroxyquine

Supplements: most of them

Diet: Tazo Earl Grey tea w/milk and honey, 5 cent candy, turkey and cucumber sandwich on turkish bread, dinner: mashed potatoes, meat loaf, sweet potatoes, Polish pickles, salad, mushroom gravy, dessert: Polish “moon” cookies, poppy seed shortbread, one cup of coffee with hazelnut coffee mate(YUM!), 1 can diet coke

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One thought on “January 17th, 2011

  1. oh, THOSE noises! gah! Those are awful!

    It;s really hard to be social when you feel the way you do – maybe accept that you can only be social for a portion of the day? Mine pretty much goes – and it’s pushing it – to about 3 or so. Any later and I start to shut down, my ability to cope with pain and still remain “me” trails off, and I let go, curl inward and cope that way.

    This screwy weather really doesn’t help. We’ve both, no matter how much we didn’t want it, become…*gasp* summer people!

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