Tuesday, July 09, 2013
My pain is mostly fibro now,, just touching the tops of my shoulders or hips is like somebody slammed a hammer into the bones!! THAT is fibro. the arthritis pain is so much less, I have been enduring the pain of arthritis since age 21. It is just something I refuse to let stop my routines. The bomb dropped of fibro just kind of pushed me against the wall and told me , "yes, you will submit to the pain if I make it bad enough".
Fibromyalgia is a whole new dimension of body pain. it is not like an acute sudden pain like a headache or cut or slap. It is a deep, sharp, dull, thudding pain that sticks a big jolt of electricity into the points and tissues,,
I have tried epsom salts, massage, meds, TM.. I do wish I could afford accupuncture.. I would be a pincushion for anybody instantly if I had the $$$.
Today I had a very easy day at work.. For the first time ever in 23 years, I got to sit still for two whole hours when I first arrived. The rest was craziness, but I went home early and was glad to leave,, it is so hot and humid,, still at 89%,, pure thick fog this morning.. so that does not help the old body. I have been meditating to relax just so I can use the bands for stretching. The pain on my knuckles is agony, but I know I need the workout..
I have been freezing fruits and veggies for winter.. I have made all the preserves I will make for the year,, now just wait for our blackberries and raspberries to ripen. they go until late fall. so we get a few here and there and make smoothies with them...
I still want to freeze some string beans...
Monday, July 08, 2013
My dear friend lives about seven hours from Paradise, where we will be vacationing. Her hubby is also going to the fire station to order their meds online.
I deliberately bought my laptop to take on vacation,, also to University of Michigan when DD get s very ill and I have to transport her there. Free Wifi is the greatest perk!! Even up in the U.P, motels and cabins have it a lot now, mostly because THEY use it all year round due to their remote location. I remember when we were little, NO restaurant, hotel, motel, or cabins had air conditioning in the U.P. It was just something NOBODY had,,only movie theaters!!
I continue to have that darned flare-up. The continuous shooting pains in every knuckle of my toes and fingers is horrible.. I had to work today too.. Tomorrow will be a short day,, so I can come home and put my hands in a paraffin bath. That is a wonderful thing to help ease the pain too.
Sunday, July 07, 2013
I watched some fireworks from my bedroom window and also stood out in the middle of the road last evening. I live at the end of a cul-de-sac, it was 10pm, and nobody else was home, so I saw some beautiful ones, BUT the best ones were the crowds of fireflies out in my front yard and all over the end of the street. They are out a-courting!!
I got a very long letter from a very dear friend of mine yesterday. She lives about a 40 minute drive from my home. She wrote to tell me that their PC broke down and she does not know if or when the will get another one. I instantly thought:Oh my how will I get hold of her?? Normally, I am not a techno-person, BUT she has a cell phone that she only uses for emergencies, ONLY. They have a fifth wheel that they take all over the state. She is a spur-of-the-moment person, so it is difficult enough job to locate her normally.
Her hubby is a retired firefighter and does a lot of work on the PC, so now he is going to a neighbors house and/or the library and not liking it.
I will have to call her and tell her I now have unlimited long distance.. if she is home long enough to hear her landline.. They parked their fifth wheel in Sebaiwing,MI for the season. that is another forty minutes on the opposite side of the state as my home...
I wish I could be as mobile as others..
Saturday, July 06, 2013
Gaby: Remember, Bay County is (Bay City specifically) is the base for mosquito spraying!! Nobody would be near the river without it!! I am in a lot of pain today,, fibro flareup.. every knuckle in every digit is in agony..I am using the hunt and peck method here.. took a tramadol, no relief.. going to get that rice bag out before the temps hit the 90's again today..
I need to make a trip to Menards and replace one of our grilling propane tanks,, get a new hand-pump sprayer for putting my vinegar in for killing weeds. Too painful to use it today, but I saw a sale and have some rebate credit there form my roof insulation Joe did a couple years ago.. DD will do the lifting..
Friday, July 05, 2013
Thank you Doc Patricia!! I have used a tube sock years ago for my neck when a patient pulled under my arms and tore everything from cervical to coccyx! I was off work for three months and my back was never the same,, I was 21.
The sock is fantastic for that type of area, but the one Pat sent to fill and sew, is about 12' X12" with eight channels to fill with one cup rice each,, You merely baste stitch the end and tip over to check if the seam is sealed, then I went back and sewed over that with 12s/inch.
today is another hot, humid day,, the second night of fireworks here..
This town is very busy, BUT tomorrow there will be between 550,000 and 600,000 more people here. They have about seven million pounds of fireworks set up..
I am just happy to have two days off from work. Nothing short of an ambulance ride could induce me to cross the bridge to get to the east side of town this weekend.
I am sticking to my challenge fine..
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