I can’t believe it has been more then 2 and a half weeks since I last posted. Sometimes the time goes by so fast! A lot has happened in the last two weeks. I started Lyrica a bit more then 2 weeks ago. I spent a week so sick feeling that I missed the whole week of work. I guess that was mostly from Lyrica. I had really bad vertigo, plus regular old dizziness and nausea. I spent most of it in bed. When I sat up my world rocked (and not in a good way). I felt like I was on a ship swaying from side to side, then the spinning started.
It reminded me a lot like when I was sick before. Only this time I knew it was medication induced. After about a week it stopped. I am supposed to get blood work done and have a follow up appointment 10 days from my last one but I have not got the blood work or scheduled the appointment yet. I need to soon as he only gave me 30 days and I have have taken 18 already. Gotta get my ass in gear.
I ended up at the hospital last Monday. I took the day off cause I still was not feeling well and I also had an abscess on he underside of my left breast. I am guessing it was from the under wire in by bra. It started out just being a small sore then it filled with puss and you get the idea I am sure. Monday I had to go get it drained and they gave me IV anti-biotics on top of the ones I was already taken. It is not gone but it looks and feels a lot better. It was in such a bad place and it hurt so much.
While I was at the doctors the last time he mentioned something called polymyositis after I mentioned having issues swallowing and having issues with muscle weakness. I can not get out of a chair without using my arms, my legs alone are too week. He said those were not signs of Fibromyalgia really. It’s really uncommon so I am thinking it is not that but he said he was going to add it to the possible/suspected diagnosis to send to the Rheumatologist which I have been referred to. He said that a muscle biopsy would confirm it if it is that and if not then it may be related to Fibromyalgia. The list of issues just keeps growing. It’s kind scary.
On a lighter note, guess what? I finally found the Canon EOS Rebel T5 on the Dell.ca website today. So I decided to apply and see if I could get financing and I got approved! So I bought it! I am so excited and happy. I really wanted a DSLR and now I will finally have one! I was looking at the Canon EOS 70D but it was almost double the price and I really should start with a more entry-level instead of mid-range one. Since I really don’t know what I am doing. I am told I take good pictures but I have very little knowledge and no training. I am told by friends and family that have a Canon EOS Rebel that they are really easy to use and learn on. So I am hoping for the best!
I am going to take some time before it arrives to read the user guide and see what other resources I can find. It also comes with 2 lenses, an EF-S 18-55mm IS II and an EF 75-300mm III lense. I also need to find a decent editing software. Any suggestions? I know the obvious is Photoshop but anyone know of anything else? Free would be great I may also set up a photo blog. I am having a hard time writing every day but maybe some sort of daily or weekly photo blog would be good.
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.
I am so glad that blogging daily was not on my list of new years resolutions. That would have been a fail right off the bat! No posts in 15 days. I did not even reply to any comments. It’s not like I was too busy. I just sometimes can not get up the energy to turn on the computer after spending 8-10 hours a day on it at work. I know in this day in age most of us work daily on computers. But sometimes I just want a break. So I took one, without even really thinking about it.
Not much has gone on in the last 2 weeks anyways. We now have snow on the ground that does not seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. I have now realized how incredibly stupid it is not to have snow tires on my car. No I did not have an accident. But I feel like I might as well be in a tobaggan (like those olympic style ones) rather then a car. I am getting used to it and don’t mind driving on ice or hard packed snow but slushy snow scares the crap out of me and I hold my breath whenever Cory has the car. He is a good driver, so I really don’t need to be, he has only ever had one accident but he also is inexperienced compared to me.
Works going okay. I am working overtime this week. Just an extra hour a day but it is an odd shift, it was 11:15 am to 7:15 pm. I took an extra hour before so 10:15 am to 7:15 pm. I even went to the gym yesterday with Kristy (sister-in-law). Tomorrow is Friday and I am happy I have made it to the end of the week with some energy to spare. I plan on going skating at the Oval downtown which is an outdoor oval rink that was made for winter games a few years ago. I went last weekend and Erin and I went around twice. Doesn’t seem like much but it was 1 more time then the week before which was our first time going. My skates are old (15 years or so) but since they were hardly warn they are not that bad. Only problem with them is I (or someone else maybe…) put them away wet and the blade has some rust. I am going to look into a new pair next year or new blades. This year I just had them sharpened and hoped for the best. I made it around without falling. Then again I used to figure skate for over 12 years so it’s like getting back on a bike…right?
I find I am having issues with my balance again (not counting when I am on skates lol) and am getting dizzy spells and restless legs and pain in my back, legs and arms again. I am sleeping okay because of my new mattress and box spring and my medication but I am not getting as good quality of sleep as I should. Waking up a lot. I think I am going to talk to my doctor and see if there is a Fibromyalgia specialist or Rheumatologist that I can be referred to. I want to get back into physio and see if I can rely a bit less on medication. Getting pregnant while on Amitrypteline is probably not recommended though my doctor did not say anything when I said I want to try.
This post is so random and so scattered lol. Sorry.