First, I want to say thanks to my aweseome spark friends who have listened to me whine and complain the last few weeks about, well, just about everything under the sun. You guys have given me invaluable amounts of sympathy, encouragement and advice -- THANK YOU!!
I'm hoping my moaning can stop soon (meaning I will finally be WELL and not have any reasons to gripe, fingers crossed!). I'm trying to stay positive, but it's hard when you are constatnly feeling like pooh!! BUCK UP STACEY!! I know ;)
I'm still having the headaches, but they aren't 24/7 like there were before. They aren't as severe either (thankfully!) . They come and go, but I'll take that over ALL the time and barely functioning like before! I discontinued all meds as of Friday too, so hopefully this is a good sign the rebound headache is tapering off??!!
And for the TMI portion of the blog:
Seemingly par for the coarse, Friday night a raging UTI started. Not exactly the best way to spend a vacation, but I managed to power through and still had a good time, despite the blinding pain. I don't think I can ever recall having one THIS bad. Maybe my immune system is just such crap right now given all the stuff I've have the last 5 weeks? It's been years and years since I've gone through this, but HOLY COW!!! Literally, every time I go.. you know..... I cry and almost toss my cookies it hurts so bad. I have been loading up on cranberry juice, water, and AZO (amedicine that helps numb your urinary tract) since Saturday and even though they are barely putting a dent in it, they are the only thing keeping me sane at this point. Today is better, but now my right kidney is yelling at me.... Thankfully my doctors appointment is in less than 2 hours.
At this point I'd LOVE nothing more than to go a week with out a medical problem. I've seriously had something wrong with me every day since January 22nd!! And I swear, I am NOT a hypochondriac, I have a pretty high pain tolerance and I'm usually a pretty touch chickaddy... grrr frustration!
I'm thankful today I will finally have more information on my "hyper thyroid" diagnosis I received last week. A lot of things clicked together this weekend I've been experiencing (getting dizzy, hair falling out, fatigue etc) but I always just dismissed those things because there were other possible explanations. There are a lot of things I've read online though that don't make sense at all (like unexplained rapid weight loss... that's one symptom I'm wishing I did have, but that's not at all the case for me). I'm eager to talk to the doctor and see if the puzzle pieces line up.
Despite my body falling apart, we had such a great weekend. Everything aside it was just what the doctor ordered. We took Friday off and headed to Cali. Stopped to say hello to teh in-laws and after a small delay being rear ended on a freeway off ramp, arrived at our furnished apartment in Seal Beach. It was such a treat! My husband works for a corporate housing company and was able to book us one of their apartments. It was just a few blocks from the beach, which had the quaintest, most laid back and relaxed little beach town!!
We spent a lot of time just lounging around touring the little shops and restaurants, and loitering on the beach itself watching the wildlife, water, surfers, collecting sea shells, indulging in fresh pastries, and just zoning out in total relaxation!! The weather could not have been more perfect and it was a great get away for just hubby and I.
We also got to spend some quality time with my cousin and her husband who I haven't seen in 18 years. My sister also joined us, and coincidentally it was her birthday this weekend so we all had a ton of fun. Our cousin is from Lousiana and it was her first time in California, and seeing the beach. It was funny to see the culture shock she experienced. It really makes you look at the things we have/do very differently. I never really considrered what life in a big city looked like compared to someone who is more from the country. Probably the same way I'd be if I went to stay in the country LOL.
I wish we had more time with them, but depsite that we had a great time! The weekend ended too soon (in regards to the fun part). I always hate coming back to reality after such a well deserved awesome weekend. But I did miss my kids and puppies, so it's a catch 22.