November 14th 2015

Woke up feeling relatively well, for me this means pain levels starting around 6. Took my morning medication in a timely fashion since I had a walk to do today with the child in tow. I skipped my afternoon dose of Tylenol 3 since I didn’t do a lot of walking, not taking into consideration the housework I got up to. Oh and the child alone for 80% of the day. He’s such a part of my life that I forget to put spoons aside. He was well behaved with minimal threenager outbursts at least. By the time I took my second dose it was close to 6pm. FAR too long to wait. While my hips weren’t on fire the rest of my body is achy and sore and exhausted. Why do I keep trying to keep my T3 usage down to two you ask? I am an addict in recovery and I am terrified of opiates. It has been five years since my last major indiscretion. I was clean for three years before I let myself relax and start having a drink under very particular circumstances. I’ve read of people in recovery getting tripped up by pain killers SO OFTEN. So yeah, it makes me nervous. Pain levels spiked at a 9, sitting around a 7.5-8 currently. Once I get the little man to bed I can crawl into bed. I have to work tomorrow, it’s usually my only guaranteed day off but my boss has been working for about two months without a break so I figure I can go hang out with the dogs at the daycare for a half shift so she can stay home with her hubby and little one.

**Allergic Reaction Note**
About an hour ago I became REALLY itchy and broke out with a few hives. The only things different about today was making flat bread with some masa flour for lunch and goulash with some Meat Magic from Watkins added. I’ve had masa flour before but not for about six months and since I ate them around noon I don’t think hives would wait 6 hours. I’m guessing something in the seasoning ticked something off. The itching is generally around joints so it could also be due to an impending flare.


October 11th 2015

Pain: currently 10/11, fluctuating between 8-11 most of the day

Meds: Naproxen 500mg x 2, Tylenol Arthritis x 6, Cyclobenzaprine x 1, Paroxetine x 2

Main issues: literally everything 
My pain has pretty been at “barf” all day. Tropical Storm so-and-so is almost done though so there’s that to look forward to. Pulsing, nauseating pain everywhere, particularly bad in the shoulders and upper back and neck(the dreaded ‘t zone’). Also nauseated from angry belly, too much Naproxen. I’m going to have to stop for at least a few days to let things settle. 

It feels like an alien is trying to escape from my lower abdomen. I broke two of my cardinal rules this past week and am paying for it now. There are some foods I can eat that will only stress my gut if I over eat them. Then there are the foods that, regardless of amount or how often I eat it, will give me excruciating (child birth level) gut cramps; Puff pastry and pie crust. I adore it. I’ve been gorging on pecan pie and use patty pan shells for chicken ‘pot pie’ the other night. So good, but it feels like razor blades once it hits my intestines/colon.

The home made pumpkin pie on my counter from my mother-in-law must be eaten slowly. Or I may wind up at the hospital.

Umm. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

Fibro pain is also borderline unbearable. 

Must get to the doctor ASAP. T3’s are better then the high doses of Naproxen and Acetemetophen. 

Now I will try to sleep.