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Strange Sunday, Melancholy Monday

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.
WTF IS that???
Why I am messing up my parking NOW after eight years of getting it perfect???
C,mon, c,mon C,MON!!
Got in and locked the door.
Peeped out the spy hole.
Nothing there.
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!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GIANTPANDA 11/29/2012 7:43PM

    I hope you feel better soon and are able to sleep more. Your perseverance and determination is an inspiration to all of us!

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1BEACHWALKER 11/29/2012 12:42AM

    I truly feel for you Linda. Arthritis of any sort is to me the pits! Pain creeping up everywhere and it does get worse with the cold. Hang in there! Thankful we have good meds to take!
That was weird about the noise...I would be panicing too, wanting to get in the door! Maybe it was a mechanical problem with something somewhere or someone in their apartment working on something.
I know what you mean about SP, it does help to check in and read blogs , etc. When I am alone it keeps me company!
Love and Hugs...take care. emoticon

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POSITIVELY_EB 11/28/2012 11:58PM

    I wish there was something more I could do besides keep you in my thoughts and prayers! We had one of our team members killed just recently and we (on the team) have come to realize just how important each and every one of us is! I include you in that, my friend! Please take care of yourself!


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LUVSBULLDOGS 11/28/2012 11:43PM

    Take care, Linda. Be careful this winter. Go back to the doctor for the pain, it's gone on too long.

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JUNEAU2010 11/28/2012 10:26PM

    My heart hurts for and with you. With the arrival of what passes for winter here, I now have a nagging pain in the ball of my foot and can hardly move. What a funky thing! It and my laundry list are nothing compared to yours, but it does give cause for empathy.

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SUNNYARIZONA 11/28/2012 10:08PM

    Dang , Linda, how DO you do it? I just feel so low for you, and yet, you still make me think of a TIMEX!!!!

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MUSHCAT 11/28/2012 8:44PM

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Sending you warm, sunny thoughts. So sorry that you are suffering from so many afflictions. Kudos for your commitment to keep moving despite it all. Wishing you a peaceful, painfree, good sleep tonight.
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BAILEYS7OF9 11/28/2012 12:11PM

    hang in there, ever find out what was in the elevator? Maybe an animal?

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C8TSON 11/28/2012 11:56AM

    Oh Linda, I wish so much there were answers to help you feel better. My heart breaks for you. emoticon emoticon I can't imagine living with all of that pain and still managing to be as active as you are...and yet you are still such an inspiration to the rest of us out here.

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DEDICATED2HIM 11/28/2012 8:31AM

    Creepy---about the elevator...I would have been high tailing it out of there!
I'm so sorry you are struggling. Thanks for the comment on my blog. You are right; I am a fighter.....and so are you! Neither of us can afford to give up. Not only would WE go down the toilet, but we would bring a whole bunch of people with us. Nope. Quitting is not an option....but oh, wouldn't a break from the misery be welcomed???
Hang in there. Maybe something nice; something unexpected, will happen to refresh us.
I pray that for you Linda. I pray for some good news, a visit with a friend or a nice holiday someplace warm to come your way.
God bless you and may he give you the energy each day to get through that day. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CRYSTALJEM 11/28/2012 7:24AM

    I wish I could just drive over and take you out. If we lived close enough I'd be in shape just trying to not lose you let alone keep up if we took a class together. I am so sorry that comfort and pain are eluding you. I know how much that can wear you down. Thank you for helping me appreciate every single day.

Wishing you light and love sweetie. Always love hearing from you. Thanks for the comments on my blogs.

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ONEKIDSMOM 11/28/2012 6:46AM

    emoticon Dark, cold, and snow... sigh. Sorry you're facing this season with increasing physical ailments. That seems to make the battle a steeper one. emoticon Some sunshine to help you hang in, and a reminder that your Spark friends care!

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LEXIE63 11/28/2012 3:12AM

It is difficult when you feel this bad to keep going, but keep going you do, and you are a real inspiration!

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NEW-CAZ 11/28/2012 3:04AM

    Dark and cold is my nemisis too Linda, hang in there hun, after Winter Spring follows.

Take care of yourself hun, maybe go and see a doc about your pain emoticon

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KNITTABLES 11/28/2012 1:38AM

    Hugs and I hope your pains goes away and that you find more sleep.

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LJCANNON 11/28/2012 1:11AM

    emoticon We Love You, too, Linda! As much as we brighten your days, please know that you inspire all of us.
emoticon Take care of yourself, maybe time to visit the Dr about the Pain?

emoticon Did you ever find out the source of the Noise by the Elevator!?

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