Friday, October 29, 2010

Back on the blogging track

It's been awhile....

Isn't it funny? You can get out of a habit so quickly.

I have stages where I absolutely love to blog and can't get enough of it. I could post two, maybe three times a day.

Then there are stretches where I'm either too busy or nothing seems interesting to write about.

The past few days have been like that.

I'll have to be honest, yesterday was a drugged up stupor of a day.

And for the most part I can't even blame my lung. I have to blame myself. My back went into spasms again on Wednesday night. It was due to being in the car for hours on end coming back from Chicago and the fact that I didn't do my back exercises.

You would think I would learn, wouldn't you? Evidently "worse than child labor " pain isn't enough of a motivator for me to do twenty minutes of exercises a day.

I really did think I was going to die this time, but more on that later.

Ten Ibuprofen and a hot shower later (those really do work) I had that somewhat under control only to discover that it had set off joint pain in my shoulder.

You see, all my coughing has led to some joint troubles. Mainly my right shoulder and hip.

Seriously, don't I sound like I'm a hundred and ten? Joint pain, back pain....

Anyway, Ibuprofen doesn't touch that pain, and unfortunately it kept me up all night. I was exhausted and good for nothing in the morning.

My sisters, like the angels they are, took the girls when Dustin had to leave for work. After a couple more hours I gave in and called my doctor.

The nurse gave some fancy name to describe what I would be taking, I didn't care, I just wanted to be able to sleep.

Off to Walgreen's I went, only to discover that what they had prescribed was the one medication I was allergic to. Vicoden. Guess they didn't check my chart.

At that point, I didn't care if I broke out in a rash that made me itch my arm pits like a monkey and feel slightly sick to my stomach. Just give me the pills.

After it kicked in, I did get a few hours of sleep, and I think it was worth the trade off... I think.

I don't know what is in that stuff, but it makes me dizzy, my nose itch, the aforesaid armpits, and I feel just uggh... Won't be taking that anytime soon.

But today? I slept great last night and feel a little behind on everything today, but good.

I'm going to do my exercises and then I'll tell you about my doctors visit in Chicago, my tooth, and what God has been teaching me lately. A lot, as usual. :-)

Happy Friday! Have a super fun weekend! Does anyone have any crazy party plans?

1 comment:

Lynn said...

What a lot you are going through. I love the name of God, EL ROI, which means He sees all and knows... and He cares! Isn't it a comfort? I am praying for you. Thanks for the update.

"Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22,23