Monday, August 21, 2006

Flare

Ug... I've slept for 16 of the last 24 hours and still feel exhausted. Does anyone know of a company which is looking for a crack team of C++ developers? I know of a team that may be looking in the near future, and would love to continue working together.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

I was right!

Neuro examined my feet and pronounced that I have neuromas (inflamed nerves). He agreed the best course to take would be to find a podiatrist, but couldn't recommend anyone in particular. We both want to stay far away from surgery! I think he got sidetracked when writing the letter to my employer by what I said about my chronic sinusitis. My chest xrays looked like I smoked or had bronchitis at the time. I avoid smoke like the plague, and only got the nasty cold a week after the xray.

I've had sinusitis for nearly 8 weeks now (it's antibiotic resistent). Last year I had it for 9 months straight - mostly made worse by the air conditioning at work. So the neuro mentioned all this in the letter, stating that I need to be in the optimum health to be able to deal with my physical condition (fibro).

Apparently work thinks that the neuro said nothing, and that the respiratory problems are not what they are dealing with. I wish work would focus on the whole package, because making adjustments for one little thing just won't work. I hope the neuro agrees to talk to them directly. My desktop at work needs an upgrade, so I shall probably be switching to a laptop if the work modifications are approved. I will, however, cut back my social club commitments after I see the year though.

In other news, our weekend away in the country was gorgeous. Tuki retreat is wonderfully relaxing. The food was very good, and they served us in the cabin each night. Breakfast provisions were excellent, although more mushrooms would have been appreciated. The baby lambs were adorable on our drive through the property, and the old VW wasn't happy at being outraced by the two dogs, one of which should have been a lapdog! We spent a day in Daylesford and visited the various chocolate places, both of which have killer chilli chocolates. We'll post photos when we are a little more organised. じゃ また

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Self-diagnosis

I think I've figured out what's wrong with my feet - neuromas (Moreton's in particular). The symptomology is exact. I even used to have orthotics with bump to raise the metatarsal bridge. I only started having problems when the really expensive *hard* molded orthotics completely ruined my feet in Germany. The podiatrist who created these (Croydon) also then had the gall to say "we normally charge for modifications". I could hardly walk when in Germany, especially on the cobblestones!

I think I need to find my original podiatrist (Clayton) and get a new set of *soft* orthotics with metatarsal lumps. On a down note, everything is flaring, badly. Sinus+throat infection, endo+adeno+ibs pain, fibro fog+dizziness+pain, depression, nausea.... And I was doing well a week or so ago, even managing to walk several times during that week.

Insanity

Gingy likes licking the floor when it has been washed with Domestos (and is still wet)......