Chronic pain info dump time!
Those red lines? Those are the paths my pain is following right now. It radiates out as well.
That dot? It feels like I’ve been impaled with a spear at that spot, and the spear is still there.
They tell me this is a fun combination of spinal compression, shitty connective tissue, and the nerve centre in my upper back being all fucked up. The “dot” is where a bunch of scar tissue hangs out from an work accident from years ago.
Meds so far today: Tylenol Arthritis, Naproxen, Cyclobenzaprine, CBD’s.
I have to work a full shift today too. Blarg.
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I feel awful without my meds. I am taking 2-3 Tylenol 3’s over the course of the day. My doctor prescribed them for me so I could take less of the OTC Tylenol w/ codeine and my high dose Naproxen. It is working out well. When I have taken my Naproxen it was for three days at a time, which I’ve done twice. Codeine kinda fucks me up but whatever.
Work is hectic and exhausting. So far the only good thing about it is I’ve been closer to home. And the cash I guess, we need the money.
We are in the middle of a heat wave and what I would call a drought. Too tired to find you sources at the moment. The forest fires are really bad and have blanketed my region in smoke. There was a fire on the other side of the mountain from us just the other day. Excitement. (Note the sarcasm). My breathing has been yucky. Need to call the doctors office about my lung function appointment.
There’s other stuff going on in my personal life that I won’t get into here but it is also exhausting.
I’m in a grumpy, exhausted, “just done” head space today. At least I have less walks then yesterday.