No Meds or Meds?

Yesterday for some weird reason, I forgot to take my morning meds.  This had good and bad effects for my day.  I had a hard time breathing, moving, and coping.  All day, I struggled with pain and stuffed head.  Of course I wasn't sure I'd forgotten - I might have been having a bad day … Continue reading No Meds or Meds?

Grumpiness Abounds

It's been a week.  The weather changed and my pain level is up.  I try to remember this most days but sort of lost it at work.  My student worker got to listen to me complain and curse.  I apologized it shouldn't have happened.  I did close my door, call my sister and complain to … Continue reading Grumpiness Abounds

Vacation!

Friday Ken and I drove to Indiana to spend the day with Vicki on Saturday.  We returned late Saturday.  Friday was also my last day of work until August 8.  I printed off several manuscripts to edit while I'm on vacation.  I have the edits made on paper but need to put them on the … Continue reading Vacation!

Updates

The insurance came back early and not with good news.  They aren't going to pay for anything with my scooter.  I could fight it but don't really feel I have the time.  I'm waiting for my doctor to get back from vacation to see if he will write a letter for the folding scooter in … Continue reading Updates

Cocoon

Snow and rain are supposed to be creeping into our area.  The weather system is wreaking havoc on my joints and arthritis making my day pain filled.  I'm curling up under warm blankets and going to see whether my fingers will work. It's like a weight - a large and heavy weight on my body … Continue reading Cocoon

I can only do what I can do

My desks at home and at work are piled high with work.  I have so much to do and my gout is flaring.  I keep trying to tell myself it's okay for me to spend a day curled in a ball doing nothing more than listening to an audio book.  Unfortunately, I don't believe me. … Continue reading I can only do what I can do

What a Week

Pain on Thursday kept me home.  The weather turned cooler which is probably why my pain level went up.  This meant I stayed at work later on Friday to make up some of the hours. It's been a good week for writing.  I finished the second Wayfarer manuscript and did edits on two other stories. … Continue reading What a Week

No Errands Equals Lots of Writing

Yesterday I spent a good portion of the day working on my story.  The other things on my list did not get done.  I'd be disappointed but I added 10,000 words to my story and got a general list of scenes that will lead to the end of the book (I think). Pain level is … Continue reading No Errands Equals Lots of Writing

Goals to Live By

The last three weeks have been filled with little sleep, lots of pain, and a lot of writing.  I started a story because I couldn't sleep.  I worked on the story as the vision came to me of what it should be and where it should go.  The first rough draft is done.  93,181 words. … Continue reading Goals to Live By

Medications and alternatives

Since my pain med was taken off the market by the FDA, I’ve had a difficult time finding pain meds that work and that doctors are willing to prescribe for me.  My ortho says – pain meds should be maintained by the GP.  My GP says – if you are on delauded then the doctor … Continue reading Medications and alternatives