August 29th, 2012

Woke up around 6:30am, my back was very sore. Fed the little guy, 6:30am seems to be his usual wake up time now, changed him and put him on the bed to sleep beside me. Took a Flexeril before going back to sleep. Woke up again around 10am, back was feeling considerably better but still had the achey flu feeling, legs from the knee down being particularly painful. Took a nap which helped a lot. Took it easy most of the day. Right before writing this post I ran full force into the corner of the bed, bashing my knee. Have ice on it at the moment. Going to be fun tomorrow. My hands haven’t been acutely painful the last couple of days, more this stiff squishy feeling that I think is gross. Hurts more when I close my hands. My wrists have had this weird separating type feeling, quite painful and it feels like the tendons aren’t quite holding my hands to my arm bone. Also gross.


Meds: Flexeril 10mg x 1, Ibuprofen x 4, T1 x 1, Lavodopo/Carbid x 1, Wellbutrin 300mg x 1, Cipralex 20mg x 1

Pain: 7-8

August 27th, 2012

Nausea, headaches, flu like aches, stiff. Fingers and hips particularly bad.

*update – 9:20pm* RLS is really bad tonight, feels like my calves are trying to rip themselves off and walk away. Took the meds for it for the first time since I got pregnant

Meds: Wellbutrin 300mg x 1, Cipralex 20mg x 1, Ibuprofen x 2, T1 x 1, Flexeril x 1, Levodopa/Carbid 100mg/25mg x 2

Pain: 6

August 21st, 2012

Was in a bad flare today, too much walking at the PNE yesterday. Very stiff and sore, all the usual suspects. Headache, mild nausea, exhaustion. Pain and stiffness eased up a bit after a full dose of Flexeril (10mg) and a nap. Baby was fussy today, mild teething, needed lots of comforting and play time. Apparently he likes Alice in Wonderland, a friend and I were watching a live action version of it this afternoon (not the newest one) and he kept giggling at the TV. Spent the day on the couch, tidied up the kitchen so Rob could fill the dishwasher and make dinner, besides that though I did not feel up to much of anything. Ran out of Lyrica, my Mum gave me enough to last until yesterday and I don’t feel up to trudging out to Surrey to get a prescription, will have to drop by the walk in clinic. I really need to find a doctor closer to home. That’s all for now, I’m turning in early.

Meds: Wellbutrin 300mg x 1, Flexeril x 10mg, Cipralex 20mg x 1, T1 x 1

Supplements: Folic Acid x 1, Vit D 1,000iu x 3, NutraSea Fish Oil x 2

Pain: 9

August 20th, 2012

Sore and stiff now, went to the PNE and walked around for a couple of hours. Had a tasty burger and some wiggle chips, also the traditional Orange Julius and Mini Doughnuts. The PNE was Robs and mines first date, it’s the main reason we go every year, an anniversary of sorts. Got all sunburnt on the tops of my shoulders. I know better then to go out without a shirt to cover with. This is where wearing a hijab would come in very handy. Think I may do that tomorrow when I go see a friend, then the shoulders/neck will be covered. Fin pretty much slept through all of it. I think we got more cranky then he did. Bought a little needle felting kit, can’t wait to give it a try, I want to make little animals! I just need to find some foam or something for a ‘felting mat’, I don’t want to spend $15 on a chunk of foam, I’m sure I can improvise. Left side was really bad again today. My hips, ankles, feet/toes and knees are the worst right now from all the walking. Rob pushed the little guy around most of the day so that helped keep my shoulder under control. Still getting the eyeball popping headaches. Was contemplating more physio or at least a massage. Jaw hurts as well as the T area. Hands seem extra gimpy, mobility is definitely lessened. Wrists were hurting quite a bit today as well.

Sleepy Ange is sleepy. Away with me.

Meds: Wellbutrin 300mg x 1, T1 x 3, Flexeril 5mg x 2, Cipralex 20mg x 1, Lyrica 75mg x 2

Supplements: Folic Acid x 1, Vit D 1,000iu x 3, NutraSea Fish Oil x 2

Pain: 8

August 19th, 2012

The weather changed suddenly overnight which never ever does good things for me. The heat was a little trying but at least the weather patterns were stable for a few days. I find that fluctuating barometric pressure is the worst, regardless of what the actual weather is doing outside. It could be a beautiful and warm sunny day but if the weather is going to change in the next day or two it hurts like Hell. As far as actual weather goes rain is the worst (which is ironic since I live in a temperate rainforest), cold is a close second, then humidity follows. Right now I have a nerve compression headache, or at least that’s what I call it. It’s that big ball of nerves where my neck and shoulders meet, I can’t remember what they are called. I will have to find some pictures. I think the occipital nerves are involved as well as the ones that run down my arms. If I remember correctly the physiotherapist said it was all the nerves in my upper back that were freaking out. It makes my head feel like it’s in a vice, with shooting pains that go up and over my skull and into my eyes. Exciting huh? Then add the tugging/stabbing feeling under my shoulder blades, neck pain mainly in the left side, shooting pain down my arms and tingly fingers and it get’s even more exciting. Now the tingly fingers could be a Fibro thing…but so could all the nerve pain. WHO KNOWS! It’s a fun guessing game! The joints in my hands and wrists are quite painful, also my ankles. I walked about 3.5km in total yesterday, got my exercise and fresh air in, makes me sore though. Let’s see, what else…nausea, general body ache, jaw pain. I’ll update later, off to Church, as much as I like it the pews hurt like Hell…haha…Hell. 😛

Meds: Wellbutrin 300mg x 1, Lyrica 75mg x 1, T1 x 1, Flexeril x 10mg

Pain: 8

Supplements: Vit D 1,000iu x 3, NutraSea Fish Oil x 2, Folic Acid x 1

Photographic Documentation – August 17th, 2012

Photographic Documentation – August 16th, 2012

August 10th, 2012

Irritable today. Knuckles, hips, knees, ankles and wrists are particularly painful. Baby would not sleep for more then 10min at a time, needed to be held constantly. Cuddles are great but I didn’t get any sleep because of it. Gave the little guy some Tylenol finally, that seemed to help eventually. Will be implementing ‘child wearing’ tomorrow if he feels the same. Think he’s teething a bit early. Not surprising since he rolled over, belly to back, five weeks before all the books and websites said he would. I know you can’t really rely on what the books say though. Been having some pretty bad insomnia. Not sure exactly what to do about it, I can’t take meds like I used to, going to look into melatonin again. It worries me though, I need to be able to wake up for my little man. My house is a mess and it bother’s me a lot, that whole organized without;organized within thing. Especially with the little guy here now, I want things to be tidy. Mom is coming over early tomorrow, we are going to the Vancouver Orchid Society Sale. Maybe afterwards she can help me clean. Rob does what he can but he works so early and so hard I don’t want to bug him about it. Stayed out of the sun for the last few days, seems to have helped the itchyness and rash a bit. Trying to get an IUD put in to avoid going on the pill, my GP has referred me to a Gyno…who I won’t see for SIX WEEKS. It’s unacceptable if you ask me. Discovered a clinic in Downtown Vancouver that should be able to get it done a lot faster, have to call them on Monday. Going to take some Naproxen and try to sleep.

Meds: 300mg Wellbutrin x 1, Naproxen x 2, T1 x 1.5, 20mg Cipralex x 1, 75mg Lyrica x 2

Supplements: 1,000mg Vit D x 3, Prenatal Vit x 1, Fish Oil x 2, Folic Acid x 1

Pain: 8

Mood: 5