I got lost

Ok, I know I know, it’s been quite a while since I’ve documented anything.

The good days, well, I’ve taken them when I get’em, and to the fullest. Those bad days in between were doable. However, did I mention I was taking Lyrica? Well, it didn’t work. I felt a little better and honestly, I think I felt even more better mentally and able to cope, but the pains never left 100%. Sharp stabbing pains in my arms and legs and periodically in my back between my shoulder blades.

Two and a half months trial ended abruptly. I started feeling so sick. Nausea, headache, swollen hands and feet, swollen everything for that matter! Hard pains in my hands and feet. So, Dr Osh had me discontinue Lyrica. They want me to see a neurologist.

To be continued…

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Questioning Lyrica

These last few days have been wonderful!

Landon and Macey were able to come home, thanks to hurricane Irma’s evacuation of Savannah. We had the best time together as a family.

I’ve been extremely tired and dealing with brain fog and pain, more than normal. I wonder if the Lyrica is not working, is it a waste of money? I’m frustrated and want relief-I’m so tired of dealing with this. Do I need to be tested for MS? Am I just going to have to live with this for the rest of my life not having definite answers or relief?

Looking on the bright side: I can fight through it-because I have a reason now more than ever. I have a brand new chapter in my life that’s about to change so much in our lives… nothing but happiness ahead

What can I say

So I have been feeling quite a bit better the last week. I don’t know if it’s the Lyrica, or a family life changing event taking place or both? It’s been great!

No the back pain hasn’t stopped, nor hip pain nor neck, etc. so, I believe whatever it is that’s changed is for the good! I am mentally better with handling the pains.

That’s a huge plus!!!

We had a little getaway Friday night and Saturday morning I woke up with terrible chest pain. I couldn’t push myself up out of bed because the pain was so terrible. I do t know if it was the position that I laid in or what but it was something I’ve never experienced before. It did go away after about an hour, but just lightly pressing on my chest was excruciating!

I’m so glad it was nothing major!

Well, what can I say, I’ve really not had anything major to report nor bad news, so that’s good!

Mind: happy, positive, thankful

Body: improved slowly yet still pain

Spirit: excited

Toddler Tantrums

I follow this website called Lenny Lemons, they have adorable baby clothes, and they post the funniest quotes. Reason being, they are all pretty much true for the most part!

I mean seriously, it’s hilarious!

Today seems to be another day of bad weather, not yet raining, but cloudy as if it could dump a load of rain any second. My body is screaming like a toddler throwing a fit. As am I half way acting like one. Not towards anyone, just so you know, but secretively.

Hands hurt, joints hurt, yep-here we go.

Praying the sun shows off today so we can do the yard work that I had all planned out!

Body: pain

Mind: very determined

Spirit: go getter

A break from rain

We’ve had a break from the rain the last three days or so… today, as I’m setting on the couch watching Golden Girls, I’m looking out the window and see dark clouds towards the north. Seriously? Rain again? I feel a sharp burning pain in my right arm, from the top of my wrist towards my elbow. 

Last night was terrible. I tossed and turned. At some point I woke up with my hips hurting. 

The wind is picking up and the sky is getting darker. 

I just need to lay down for a while…

Body: lots of pain

Mind: thankful for a few days of relief

Spirit: tired

Multiple blogs

I started my first blog jordonhomelife.com , having no clue how, what, when why, who, where ANYTHING? Then, I decided that since I’m really not a very good blogger nor do I blog anything interesting to read (my own opinion), but love to take photo’s, so I’ll start a photoblog Looking Through My Lenz  – And I did just that!

Then, I decided to start a health journal journey blog.. and here I am.

Yes, I run three blogs simultaneously. I don’t feel any one of the three blogs are worth more than the other, but my favorite is the photoblog. 

The reason I’m even bringing this up is because I’m not doing very well with the “daily posts”. 

That comes with the territory of having days of not feeling well. So, therefore my blogs do suffer. 

Yesterday wasn’t terrible however my back, on that lower right side was really hurting. Sometimes I wonder if it’s something other than what I’ve been told, herniated disc… I wonder at times if it’s something more to do with an organ of some sort?

It’s so crazy how the weather and barometric pressure plays huge part in how I feel. The rain finally moved out today and I’m not hurting as much as the last few days. 

Just unreal!

Today sucks

Rainy day AGAIN!! 

I am hurting ALL OVER today. Every single joint and bodily tissue hurts, and aches. Laying on the couch isn’t what I planned today. This sucks!

Why on earth am I hurting so bad? Lyrica where is your relief? Good thing we’ve got my emotions under control because, if not, I’d be bawling like a baby! 

I just now got up from the couch to go get my camera, in hopes to capture some great photo’s today, and I know the difference in getting up too fast dizzy/head rush feeling and down right dizzy! I got dizzy-again! 

Body: lots of pain and weakness

Mind: blah

Spirit: hopeful

I want to figure out if my pain is just from arthritis or fibromyalgia – and if neither- than WHAT???

I’m weak, very tired, and cannot get comfortable. Curling up into the fetal position doesn’t even work. I wonder if an epsom salt bath will ease some of this pain? It’s worth a try…

I’ll post if it does give some relief… if I don’t post, you’ll know it didn’t and I have no desire to type with the pain in my hands anymore today!

Now, to pull myself off the couch once more will be a challenge.

……

Well, I never attempted the epsom salt bath. I would have to clean out the tub first, and I absolutely have no back strength to do that today. So I’ve been a couch potatoe. Ugh 

Monday blah

It’s been rainy and cloudy all day long. Not a terrible thing… just kinda makes the day a little gloomy. At one point I felt like crying, but just for a moment. I have felt like I could sleep half the day, and I practically slept till noon! Well, not really but close! It’s just amazing how much rain we’ve had this summer. 

I haven’t walked, well yes I have. A few times a week, Travis and I have walked in the evenings. I don’t really consider those full fledged walking fits though. It’s a stroll kinda pace. Better than nothing though. 

As I’m writing this, the sun is Prato g through the clouds and there’s a constant buzz all around me. I’m enjoying the calm weather while listening to a bumblebee work hard. Every now and then a little hummingbird will come around. 

There is nothing like the sounds of nature, smell of fresh air, and the warmth of the sun on your face. 

-God is good!

I’ve ached today, in my back mainly, but there’s never a day goes by that I am thankful it’s not worse than it is. I’m so blessed. 

Mind: thankful, happy, determined

Body: back pain

Spirit: sunny 😊

What the what

It’s absolutely astonishing to me how the weather plays such a serious role in how I feel. My whole body hurt, joints and all, so bad yesterday. I was on the couch most of the day and even napped for an hour. I also dealt with a head ache, and I’ve noticed lately, a few times, that I have a pain in my eye, but for just a second or two then it goes away.

Today, I find myself feeling abhor towards rain. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m so thankful for this rain because of the constant green we’ve had throughout this summer! It’s just developed a stronghold on me lately. It’s like my body says, “the weather is about to be yuck!” And so it does! It’s a struggle for me right now to even type this post today. Still dealing with pain. Yet here I am, on the couch, doing this through my iPhone. Not sure if it would be any easier with fighting a laptop and the unbalance of my not so flat tummy as a table. Nope. 

School started for Lukas yesterday, (boo!!), and Logan is about to start his junior year at the U of A. Time marches on! Speaking of March-I can’t wait for that month!!!

Anywhoosal…

Body: lots of pain and aching, fatigue and ANNOYANCE

Mind: a little frustrated today, but determined still

Spirit: happy

One Day at a Time

Taking it one day at a time, for sure! Yesterday, I cleaned the house-swept and vacuumed the floors as well as the couch, did laundry, and then later in the evening I rushed to our ladies meeting concerning food to make for future needs. We also discussed many subjects concerning the church building. Lots on the list… My back was really hurting and I felt like I could fall over and just sleep like a fairy princess! Wouldn’t that be nice?- speaking of, I ordered a down feather bed topper that is 4 inches thick. This better cause me to sleep like a princess. We paid a pretty penny for it! We figured we would try something like this before we go and drop a grand for a new mattress. (Fingers crossed)

Today, I’m getting prepared for tonight-“Back to School Splash”. This is the second year we have invited all the teens from church to swim at our neighborhood pool. I plan to make 24 sub sandwiches with all the toppings to go along with it. I really look forward to this, however, I’m feeling quite a bit of the stabbing pains again. I’m already ready for a nap! Oh-also, why on earth do my shoulder pop?? This has been going on for several months. I brought it up to my doctor, and he basically welcomed me to the “age” category of getting older… ugh, whatever! Also, today, I’m experiencing the tingling (like before, a while back) on my lips. So weird, but it’s not extremely terrible, it’s just noticeable-if that makes since?

I think I will lay down and nap a bit to recharge for this afternoon!

Body: pain, numbness and tingling, tired

Mind: concerned

Spirit: determined and fighting