Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Sunday night I was at the club until 1 am. I was scrubbing the carpet getting rid of the coffee stains when my GI tract hurt every time I squeezed it squatting down and bending over. So I gave it a rest and found something else to do while it abated. I managed to finish and drove home in the gently falling snow. I got home and was brushing my scooter off when I heard a thunk. I thought it might be someone getting a drink from the pop machine, so I looked around to see who the fellow insomniac might be. No one was there! So I finished up with my scooter and bungeed open my apartment door so I could get it into my suite. Its a tight squeeze and takes careful maneuvering around to get by the elevators and into my doorway. I was backing up when I heard a thunk.
It came from the elevator.
But there was no one there!!
I began to hurry backing up and messed it up.
What the heck is there???
Scraping the door, I cussed and realigned myself.
BWHUMMP, THUMP, CRUUMP!
WTF IS that???
Why I am messing up my parking NOW after eight years of getting it perfect???
BWUUMP, TUMP, BOWMP
C,mon, c,mon C,MON!!
Got in and locked the door.
Peeped out the spy hole.
The noises continued then fell silent.
Have NO idea what that was!!
I took my slow release painkiller and went to bed with an uneasy stomach. Woke up only an hour later with bad elbow pain. A few weeks ago I think I worsened the break in my elbow and now it was protesting from all the scrubbing. I took a regular painkiller and tried again. I managed another hour and a half before I had to rush to the bathroom. This was getting old.
At least it came before my exercise this time so it didn't feel too bad when I pushed out 30 min on the elliptical and 100 min of kickboxing fun :) My elliptical was squealing a bit, but not too much. Another thing maybe needing repair -there is nothing in my manual about maintenance or troubleshooting for it :(.
My inventory of physical ailments is climbing. I have had a sore inflamed neck muscle for four weeks -no idea how it occurred and no signs of it easing up. Bad intestinal upset for a month now. Left wrist swelling and weakness, right fingers triggering out, left quad and IT band sharp pain (I had so hoped I had finally recovered from this problem, but its back). Right elbow sharp pain. Back pain. Right foot and toe pain. Left shoulder pain (okay I think I may have strained it pushing that poor old guy around in his power chair) Right lower abdominal pain where I had my appendix out (intermittent, not steady) If anything, the worst still remains the lack of sleep. I at least didn't make any errors running the game today. I had to open up the club and sell entries as Mary had a Dr.'s appointment and couldn't make it. I even put the boards away, something she usually does, but she was eager to get home. No rest this weekend. I have to play Friday, do month end and run the Christmas Party on Saturday, and set up Monday's game on Sunday. I sure wish the weather would let up and allow me to squeak in at least one class :( But the cold and snow seems to be on for the rest of the week.
Feeling like I am treading water without a lifeboat. Dark and cold, my nemesis. I always feel worse in the winter with my RA and it takes a monumental effort to get moving,but the pain does get worse if I don't :P Rock & a hard place. Next weekend Annual General Meeting. So no Mom time. No R & R for the next two weeks. Can't help feeling a little blue and trapped..
I will live vicariously through my Spark friends who are basking in the glow of accomplishments and enjoying wonderful hikes, runs and scenery and having good times with family and friends. You guys are an island in a sea of darkness! Love ya!