merlin - arthur hopeful: sallyna_smile
Posted on 07/22/2012 at 08:23
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Little by little, my life is coming back. I'm still not on CA time, but it's better than it was. I've fallen asleep on the couch at 10ish the last two nights running, but at least last night I woke myself up at 11 and took myself upstairs to bed rather than Craig having to drag me. I also managed to not get up until 7 this morning, though I did wake up at 5 and force myself to go back to sleep.

Food is back on track, and family walks have been occurring in the evenings, so I'm feeling a bit healthier in that regard. Plus, four pounds of water weight gone since I got on the scale of Thursday morning, woo hoo! I also got my hair done last night so that helps, too. What doesn't help is that I'm seriously thinking that some of the small joint pain I've been experiencing over the past few months, including my toe that isn't fractured, is osteoarthritis. I'm experiencing pain in my hands, and specifically the middle joint on my middle finger of my left one that's tender to the touch. I'm pretty sure it's not carpal tunnel as I don't have pain in my wrists or arms, just the knuckles. But at some point, I'm going to get into my doctor and talk about it.

My MIL remains the same, which is a good thing. Craig and the kids talked to her this morning, and I really think coming home was the right decision. She could continue for weeks like this, which would leave us in a limbo that just isn't healthy. I had a dream last night that I went back in time to February, before the drug therapy that set all this in motion, to stop this from occurring. That was both sad and uplifting at the same time. It made me feel, albeit temporarily and unrealistically, that I could do something for a change.

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manoah
manoah at 2012-07-22 19:23 (UTC) (Link)
All this life changing stuff is hard, yo.

Have you tried those exercises?
Cee
paragraphs at 2012-07-23 03:59 (UTC) (Link)
Am so blown away that it was the drug therapy that did this... Am glad she is still about the same, helps ease the wondering.

I saw this earlier and forgot to comment! Bad friend.
spikealicious
spikealicious at 2012-07-24 19:09 (UTC) (Link)
I've had some weird finger/knuckle things too in the past couple of years, leaving me with one really messed up looking finger. I've been tested for Rheumatoid arthritis a number of times, and that's all negative, so prob. osteoarthritis, but I've got a sort of theory, and that's b'cuz I was taking anti-inflammatories for my knees - which have a sodium component to them, it caused the swelling in my fingers. I had to be off of Naproxen b'cuz of anemia earlier in the spring (now on Diclofenac Sodium) and while I had considerable pain everywhere from not being on that, it did seem that my finger swelling went away. Coincidence? Weather related? I don't know. I'm going to have to keep a real close check on if that starts happening again b'cuz of the Diclofenac now. It's one of those things where you're damned if you do/damned if you don't, b'cuz all meds have side-effects, so it's a pick-your-poison, I guess. All I know is that I'm in too much pain knee-wise, w/o some sort of anti-inflammatory and pain pills just make me want to sleep.

Sorry about your mil.
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