Not enough sleep and way too much pain makes me rather grumpy. Well, duh... A person on a chronic pain support group was venting, as we all do, and received a few replies. I added a couple of suggestions from my recent fibro specialist visit and mentioned that it would be good for this person find their new 'normal', commenting, as a couple of other members did, that taking medication in order to function does not mean they are a junkie. They have decided that we were scolding them and are now leaving the group.... *sigh* A bad week... not enough rest, too much work and internal bleeding all week contributed to massive pain levels. Not having a break from the air conditioner mid-week means my sinuses are torturing me.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
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We went to Healesville on the weekend. I was surprised at how many new buildings/exhibits there were since I'd last been there (a few years ago).
Unfortunately there were very few wombats. However, an echidna obliged our request for wombat photos, and roused the poor wombat out of his warm, straw nest. The wombat looked quite confused, had a bite of a carrot, and return to his nest. When he saw the straw wriggling, he decided to stand on it, until the disheveled echidna emerged again. We returned to the koala exhibit as it was nearing dusk to watch a couple of them eating. Photos are on my flickr account.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
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Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Soo... I will continue to manage the symptoms without being able to turn to the medications normally used for those problems. He was happy that I've settled on the simplest combination of medication, at a dosage that seems optimal for me. As I am already using most/all of the complementary techniques, there is nothing else he could think of that would help me. Because I have less-than-optimal kidneys, I can't use the other medication avenue that would likely help (anti-inflammatories). All the tests, including xrays, bone scan and MRIs showed nothing abnormal, which made the rheumatologist very pleased. It shows that I'm not developing arthritis, or that I have any other underlying problems. Just fibromyalgia (and adenomyosis/endometriosis). I wish for a magic pill to make it all better!
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A few months later, it turned up at the workshop and we were able to take a few photos.
It's a shame it's not fully covered in grass.