Wednesday, July 18, 2012


when it rains, it pours.  My youngest, had an accident this morning, the first one in years, had to leave work and come home to change him.  Work was almost done, when I had to leave early to change him again.  Found out he was running a fever, one cool bath and all was better.  Then his big brother, got to rough, and flipped him head first off the bed, unto the tile floor.  My hard headed little boy had not even a bump, just gave his mom a good scare.  The house is looking better since the new schedule, and I have managed to cook dinner 3 out of 4 evenings, which is huge.  I also worked out a couple more times, and remembered my vitamins.  I did forget my medicine today, but as they say tomorrow is a new day!

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Day four....

So I am slowly getting back into the swing of things.  I made a weekly schedule of chores for the whole family, and the house already looks better.  There are clean clothes for the boys, clean dishes and kitchen, clean dining room, and living room.  Now I need to get a handle on mine and the boys room, and it will actually look like a home, and not a demolition project.  I have worked out twice this week, which is a huge plus for me.  I know in my head that exercise is apart of any healthy life style, and it can help with a variety of conditions, but the actuality is that when you are in constant pain, movement of any kind does not feel good. Osteoarthritis is a condition that can benefit from gentle exercise.  I am making an effort to try to exercise at least three times a week.  I have a mini-stepper with arm bands to help in this, now I have no excuse if it is too hot, raining, etc.  I need to keep going forward, but keep in mind that pacing myself is key.  If I do too much, then I will likely hurt myself and quit.  So my plan is to do some exercise at least three days a week, and go from there.  Also keep to the cleaning schedule, an exercise routine, and see if I don't mentally feel better in a few weeks too.  I wonder if my husband is going to think he has a new wife?

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Cymbalta Love

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So I have fibromyalgia, and osteoarthritis.  Cymbalta has been approved by the FDA to treat both conditions.  Well I had surgery in April, and they took me off the Cymbalta while I healed.  I did not realize how much I would miss it.  I didn't realize how much of a help it was while I was on it.  They had me on  a really high dose though, and I was having panic attacks, you know those things that make you have to suck on a brown paper lunch sack, and have your children freak out you are dying, yeah I had a lot of them.  Come to find out it could be the Cymbalta, so the doctors haven't been really pushing me to get back on it.  Well for the last several weeks we have had a chance of rain every single day.  If you have read my poem to my cat, you know what rain does to me.  So for 14 days, I have been miserable, with a capital M.  I had to see my doctor about some tests I had, and I brought up the Cymbalta.  He was willing to try, as I had started taking NSAIDS for the pain, and I have ulcers, which is not a good combination.  So day three of Cymbalta, and I can tell the difference.  There is a 50% chance of rain today, and my bones do not feel like they are crushing under the weight of my muscles and skin.  I actually cleaned my bathroom and dinning room, and I am still able to think.  I even exercised last night for 30 minutes and I am not paying for it today. So we will keep our fingers crossed that a low dose of Cymbalta will work without the anxiety attacks so I can get back part of my life.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Poor doctor

Can you imagine having a patient that is on chronic pain, reacts padly to NSAIDS, and the harder stuff really doesn't help.  See NSAIDS give me ulcers, and if I am not careful, I am going to end up with bleeding ulcers.  But they help the arthritis, the fibromyalgia, and the degenerative disc disease, and I really hurt most of the time.  I forgot to mention my gall bladder doesn't work, and hurts if I eat anything with a high fat content, or lots of spices, like pizza and Mexican food.  My doctor does a great job keeping me out of the hospital, but I certainly make him earn his fee.

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Saturday, July 07, 2012


Don't you live how world stops when your baby is sick???  Actually life went on, I just stopped participating while he was ill.  There was birthday parties, visit to the in-laws, and still the only thing that mattered was my baby.  My hubbub is also ill, had a bad infected tooth, that was pulled, and now he is sick as a dog.  The dentist gave him antibiotics, yet he is still ill.

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Monday, July 02, 2012

Poor baby

My youngest is sick!!!!  Poor baby has a 103 degree fever.  This kid is so sweet when he is sick, I love you mommy, thank you mommy.  Goodness hope doctor can help tomorrow.

Sunday, July 01, 2012


So one day when the pain was winning, and I was losing, I wrote a poem to my cat.  Really!  So today is another pain 1, April 0, type of days, so I thought I would post it.

Really, Really?
Do you have any ideas how much that drink cost me as you dip your feline head in my water cup?  Did you know today is a bad day, that there is 30% chance of rain, and 100% chance of pain?  Really, are you going to come rub your ice-cold nose on me now, and purr?  Are you really going to bat my fingers, and play with my toes?  I had to find a cup my hand could fit through, so I wouldn’t drop it.  I had to lean in to the levers for ice and water; my hands couldn’t turn on the faucet.  Everything hurts, even places I have no names for, like the dimples in my chest under the shoulder blades.  How can they hurt if I can’t figure out what its name is?  Really must we chew on my fingers, I cannot pet you, my feline companion.  My hands feel broken, yes broken, I broke one once, so I can compare, and this sensation is definitely a break.  Really, must you walk on me?  Do you not understand I can’t stand my own skin, even if you are only five pounds and warm, it is too much for me to handle.  Really, why do you purr, I guess my words mean nothing to you.  Really, you are falling asleep, on top of me, why not the pillow, or any other part of the bed?  Here comes the tears, the balance tips, I am past my threshold, and there isn’t any pain meds that can help.  Therefore, you sleep sound, and I will lie still, and remind myself, that tomorrow is a new day, really!

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How is it....

That my ten year old is acting like a teenager already??????  My five year old is so sweet, mostly, and the oldest is so sassy.  My Memaw would have beat him already, with a switch he had to pick himself.