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.
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