Week #6

Yep, 6th week on crutches starts tomorrow. I have an appointment on April 9th @ 9:30 AM with an orthopedic specialist to have a look at my knee and see what is going on. It still swells if I put weight on my leg and even when I don’t. Three times yesterday I was trying to hobble along in the house and it just gives way, buckles, let me say having your knee bend the opposite way to what it is supposed to bend is a funny and somewhat painful feeling.

If you read this post about the hassle of getting around at my work, well… it is getting a bit better. My elbow and wrist (can’t remember if I mentioned this.. I think I did in some of the posts that got “lost” when my site was hacked) are not hurting me anymore, but my collar bone was last week. [...]

I need a vacation

You would think that after months of off work due to health reasons and only being back about 2 weeks full-time that vacation would be the last thing on my mind… but its not! Everyone at work is going on vacation this month and early next and its made me realize in 16 years of working the only official vacation I took was 2 weeks about 3 years ago!

It’s been a rough couple of weeks but they pretty much have everything sorted out. I do not have [glossary slug=”multiple-sclerosis-ms”]MS[/glossary], which is really good news. The bad news is: I have [glossary slug=”fibromyalgia”]Fibromyalgia[/glossary] and [glossary slug=”diabetes”]Diabetes[/glossary]. Between the two of them they account for almost all of my symptoms and a few I had that I never even really thought of until I was told by other people symptoms they had. For example. I have had “floaters” or black or dark grey spots in my vision for a while. I always assumed it was just part of getting older. Never thought much about it. But apparently they can happen because your sugars get high, the numbness I started experiencing can be from either/or [Fibro or Diabetes]. [...]

I guess I can no longer blame the dizziness on being a blond…

I decided to edit and add to this a bit, not all of it was in the original post.

I finally have a diagnosis and mixed emotions about it all…

I have irreversible damage to my vestibular system which is the parts of the inner ear and brain that process sensory information involved with controlling balance and eye movements. This is what is causing my vertigo, nausea and problems with walking and balance. In my case the cause is unknown though he said there is a few things that could cause it, one being vestibular neuritis which is caused by an infection in the ear. This causes swelling which leads to the damage.

The second possible cause in my case is trauma to my head. Based on my past history it could be either or both. Since I have a history of ear infections and other infections and since I also have a history of multiple head injuries over the last 4 years (5 in 4 years). Personally I am leaning towards the injury. Not dwelling on that too much though. [...]

Long weekend…

And I don’t really mean of the holiday variety. I decided to purchase hosting with some of the money I got from the car insurance on Friday and purchased it. Moving the domain was a bit of a pain since it was my first time and I really didn’t know anything beyond exporting stuff from WordPress.

I had more of an issue with getting the hosting set up. I purchased a reseller package through Secretkiss Hosting so that I could set up a couple of domains and resell the rest of it. Which I plan on setting up this week. I’ll be offering both free and paid hosting through my reseller account. But getting it all figured out’s been a bit of a problem. Secretkiss Hosting has been awesome though in helping me try and figure it all out. I need to also create a theme for the other domain. Something more “business” like. Oh well… all in good time. [...]

I really don’t like insomnia…

I’m really having an issue with not being tired, despite the fact I had next to no sleep last night and was at the hospital all day today with Cory. I just can’t sleep. I don’t even feel tired at all. Compared to a someone that 3 months ago could never make it past 10pm, I just can’t shake the feeling this is not normal for me.

I did suffer from insomnia years and years ago when I was having issues with anxiety and panic attacks but that has not plagued me for a good 5-6 years. It took a while to get it under control and get back on some sort of schedule and I am concerned it might be happening again. Not the anxiety or panic so much. But the insomnia/trouble sleeping/sleeplessness. I think I can kinda blame it a little on this site as well. And the stuff that is going on in my life right now. But still. I hate to think of it happening again. [...]

I Need Something To Do

I’ve already started a new theme. This one is cute and I love the colors but there is a lot of mistakes in it (mostly hidden mistakes in the html and stuff… but I just don’t completely like it. I remember when I had this domain before that I would sometimes go months without changing my theme then other times I would have 3 themes in one week. I have the new one all mocked up in Photoshop and I have it half coded in HTML5. I just need to finish coding it and then code it into a WordPress theme.  I like the colors in it too. All shades of blue/grey.

Sunday overnight I had a really bad night and was up all night not able to sleep. I was literally laying in bed feeling like I was in the cabin of a ship (and I have been on a ship before in rocky seas). I just felt a constant “rolling” sensation and tilting sensation, and I felt constantly like throwing up. My ears have been “fluttering” on and off – like water rolling around in there – for days now. On top of that my legs hurt (no idea why). [...]