Thursday, September 24, 2009

Tremendous Flare Day.

I am having a horrible day. I have been in a flare since yesterday. Of course, with everything I have going on, I have only had a little time to rest. Not only has the fibro gotten to me, but the CFS is really bad. I was talking to my son this morning, and while I was talking to him I was also eating a couple of cookies. I was actually falling asleep while I was talking and eating. He knew right away that I had been pushing myself. He said "Mom, your not pacing yourself again are you?... You know you can't push yourself like this, so today, since I am home, I am going to make sure you rest." He's 17, and such a good kid. Both of my boys are really good about noticing when I am having a flare or just a bad day. My girls are grown and don't live here, so they are not as in tune as the boys are.
I was up and down all night (Again) in alot of pain, and spent most of the day in pain and extremely tired. I had an appointment today to go get my flu shot and to get an EKG, so I had to push myself to get up and get dressed to go to the doctor.
Just an FYI for anyone who is taking methadone for pain on a regular basis, you need to get regular EKG's to make sure the methadone is not having an effect on your heart, It shows up on the "bands" on the EKG and if the "bands" start to widen, the doctor needs to taper you off of methadone and try something else. I never knew this until I started seeing my current pain management specialist. He insists that I keep up with my EKG's. Todays was normal, as they have been.
On the way home from the doctor, I fell asleep in the car. I had planned on going right back to sleep when I got home, but that wasn't going to happen. I am getting agravated again with my husband. He has been leaving his mess around, and if I don't clean it up, it never gets cleaned up. I had to come home and clean up the kitchen, and pick up his dirty clothes that he left on the bathroom floor. (He thinks the floor is his personal hamper). We addressed this issue a few weeks ago with our therapist, and true to his nature, he was really good for about 2 weeks, and then he fell right back into his old habits again. I have been keeping a log of what, when, and who does things around the house to take with us to therapy next time.
I wanted to make sure I popped in here to post tonite. I don't want to go to long without posting.
I also need to figure out how to link this blog to the blog on my AVON web-site. I'm not sure how to do it, but I will eventually figure it out.
I think that is all I can really type right now. I'm sorry. I want to try to get a post on here about CFS and other problems that come with fibro. But, lately, I've been too tired or in too much pain to do so.
I'm sorry.
Soft Hugs to All,
Laurie D.

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