200th post! + More vertigo and pain.

So my last post was number 200 since March 12th, 2013 when this blog first started. I honestly can’t believe I have had that many. 200 posts in 2 years. Definitely doesn’t work out to one a day, one every 3-4 days maybe? I don’t know… Math’s not my strong point

I started the blog a while back to keep track of my symptoms and journey after being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Vertigo. I would love to say they are completely under control. They were for about a year, but the last few months they have been back. I just haven’t been blogging much about them.

It started back around August of 2014. When I got sick with that cough and they thought I had whooping cough. In the last 7 months my vertigo seems to have been slowly coming back and now it is bad enough that I am loosing my balance and falling again and getting nauseous.

The chronic pain is back as well. I constantly feel uncomfortable and my joints and muscles seem to hurt a lot. I have not really had an redness or swelling that I have noticed but find it increasingly more difficult to lay, sit or stand in one place for any length of time.

I am so bad at night the Cory has never came back in the bed from when I was sick a few months ago. I am constantly waking up and having to move. Even the new mattress did not help more then a few weeks. I get sensations of falling, sudden jerks (at night followed by the falling sensation) and feeling disoriented and nauseous almost on a daily basis again.

The pain keeps me up at night, makes me irritable and moody. I am missing work again (not nearly as much as last time), I am trying to push past it and keep going. I don’t like to be touched. Simply touching my wrist or shoulder can send me screaming in pain. I am so tired. Some days it’s a struggle to get out of bed but I am determined to push past it and think about other things.

I am coping with it better then I was before. I know what to expect this time I guess from having gone through it so bad the first time. I am being referred to the Atlantic Dizziness and Balance Institute again and also a Rheumatologist to try and see if we can get farther then last time and see if I can get back into physio. My family doctor suggested massage but honestly I don’t know if I can stand having anyone touch me right now.

I am not looking forward to it to starting the whole doctor thing again. Last time I saw a few different doctors all with their own opinions and no concrete answers. Just the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia which half of them didn’t even believe in. I am hoping that this time they may be able to come up with some concrete evidence of something. But I don’t want to get my hopes up to much.

Spring? Maybe?

It actually went up to 7°C today! It’s beautiful out, didn’t manage to melt much snow however it was better then the -10 or so with the windchill yesterday and cold northerly wind. I am so happy and excited for spring to be here. Hopefully there will be very little snow from here on out. We still have so much that needs to melt. I’m praying for no major flooding.

I was approached by a friend of a friend of my Mom’s to possibly put together a website for a historical society. They want to use WordPress or something like that to put together a site or revamp an old site that they have. I am really interested in doing it however they are asking for a quote and I have never charged for anything before and have absolutely no idea how much to charge for a site.

I have been thinking about it all day and have not got back to them yet, they are looking for a quote by Friday or Monday at the very latest. I was going to work up something but can not access my cPanel or WHM on my account so I had to put in a ticket for that. I just wanted to get an idea of how easy it would be, or how not so easy.

It’s simple enough really, I can either buy a theme and customize it or use a free one that allows for commercial or non-profit use and customize it or I can even create from scratch, but I am not sure time-wise if I have time for that or if they would be okay with a customized pre-made theme or if they would want one built from scratch and I know what I charge should/would depend on how much time I have to put into it and all but I just don’t really have a clue when it comes to pricing and what I can even accomplish in the time frame they are looking for. I am going to have to contact her tomorrow and get a better idea after work.

I give up!

I totally and utterly give up to winter. We are once again being buried alive in snow. You need snow shoes to walk, there is literally 2-3 feet of snow minimum and snow drifts up to 10 ft high. That’s not counting the snow we already had.

My landlord is on the right side of this picture, just to get an idea of how high it is. You should just be able to make out his profile and he is over 6 ft. It’s over my 5’2″ that’s for sure.

As you can see we are getting pummeled once again. It’s just nuts! I have never seen so much snow here. Even when I lived in Calgary I do not really remember getting this much. Maybe once in the 6 years we were there.

Balcony is not too bad.

I am in awe of the amount of snow on the ground. I really just can’t believe it. I know we are not the only ones. In some places in PEI and New Brunswick they have more and I know some areas of the States are hit hard too, however I am just tired of winter all together and feel like complaining.

Believe it or not there is a black BMW car under there somewhere!
Believe it or not there is a black BMW under there somewhere!

This picture above kills me. So yes, on the other side of the fence there really is a car there somewhere. The fence is on top of a 5-6 ft retaining wall and parked up against the wall to the left of the middle tree is a car. Completely 100% buried in the snow. Plows gonna have fun with that.

Our neighbors car is almost buried. Soon won’t see it either.

There are reports of up to 50 cm in about 5 hours. Not sure how true that is but the snow is waist high to chest high in most areas that I can see people walking in from the windows. That’s on top of about 30 from Sunday. Snow shoes would be great right about now. I’m not even gonna try and venture out. Called work and though I am sure they are not happy, what can I do? We can’t even get the front or back doors to the building open to shovel out.

Near whiteout conditions. This is our parking lot.
Near whiteout conditions. This is our parking lot.

Our car is parked a block away at the skating arena as I could not get it home in the last storm on Monday. I only took it out to get a estimate done on it because someone hit it on Friday in the Sobeys parking lot, leaving a long scrap on the whole front bumper. Really wish I was kidding, the only thing pissing me off more then the snow is the car.

View from the balcony.

I just wish that winter was over. I do have to say all that snow looks like it would be fun to go play in, if I had snow pants and winter boots that did not leak.