Art Therapy

Made a meme today.

Art therapy is one of my favourites.

Check In – March 3, 2019

I am feeling very unwell today. The barometric pressure has been doing this rollercoaster thing for the majority of the winter. It’s been really rough. Particularly with having to recover from surgery.

The symptoms I’m having right now are the ones that really get to me. I’m used to pain and stiffness and having to gently push through it. These symptoms I can’t really alleviate the I can with pain and stiffness.

The list includes: dizzy, exhaustion, lethargy, light headed, unsteady on my feet, upright is hard. The longer I remain upright, the harder it is to do so. Shakes, swelling, feeling like I’m going to faint. Ugh.

January 1st, 2017

A new year and my usual “resolution” to write more often. We’ll see how it goes this this time.

Pain: 6-7

I’m trying to be more accurate with my pain scale. 1 being negligible pain and 10 being bed ridden. Well as bed ridden as I can be with two kids. My daughter decided to show up four weeks early on November 25th, 2016. Outside of some issues regulating her blood sugar in the first 24 hours and 4 day stay in the hospital for jaundice treatment she is good and healthy. She was 6lbs 7oz, only 8oz lighter then her brother but seems so much smaller. Breast feeding is going really well, WAY better then it went with my son, which is doing my mental state some good. We’ve had A LOT of out of the ordinary weather, a lot of arctic outflow reaching is and giving us a good amount of snow. We did our best not to overdo it with visits over the holidays and are trying not to overdo the newborn visits as well. Folks can come here if they want to see her. I’ve been feeling really awful the last few days, my pain levels are down at least. It’s a combination of a lot of factors, taking care of a newborn and a four year old adjusting to a newborn, holiday stress (positive and negative stress), weather patterns, eating a whole bunch of crunchy food that seriously pissed off my jaw(arthritis and TMJ). I’m utterly exhausted, easily irritated. My body has a “pain pulse”, pain pulses through my joints and muscles like a heart beat. My reproductive psychiatrist is confident I am not showing signs of Post Partem Depression but we need to make sure I’m okay. She reccomends better self care, counseling, and if needed I can bump my Paxil up from 40mg a day to 50mg. I’m seriously considering bumping it up today. I’m doing a bit better with self care. We have dinner at my parents later, which as much as I don’t want to leave the house it will be nice to see them and not have to make dinner. There will also be presents which is fun. I’m hoping my feeling awful isn’t the start of the post pregnancy flare up. I was hoping that awfulness would wait until the three month mark like it did with my son. I’m hoping to do some posts this year that aren’t just my daily log. We’ll see what I can come up with.

May 16, 2015 – Barometric Theory

Almost every person I have talked to that has a chronic and/or autoimmune disorder share the experience of their condition changing with the weather. A lot of this has to do with barometric pressure. I even started taking solar flares into account. I have tried to track pressures and my condition before and just couldn’t keep up with it. I’m going to note it when I do remember but I’m not going to stress about it. 

All this week the weather has been fluctuating rather drastically. A good ten degree difference from day to day. A five to ten degree difference just over night. There is possibility of rain and thunderstorms as the warm and cold intermingle.

My joints feel like they are filled with fine sand or ground glass. Sometimes it feels like what I imagine slow moving chainsaws would. The muscle/nerve pain associated with my Fibromyalgia is difficult to predict. Well all the symptoms really. Recurrent low level nausea multiple times a day right now. 

Current weather report…

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 18:45 PDT

  • Feels Like: 17
  • Wind: SE 6 km/h
  • Sunrise: 5:28
  • Sunset: 20:50
  • Humidity: 66%
  • Pressure: 101.5 kPa