* Last night’s post *
Someone please inject me with something…anything as this point would be fine! Perhaps a little Novocaine? If it can be used for dental work, can it not be used elsewhere in the body??? Hmmm… I should look that up! We might be onto something people! I’m allergic to morphine, so that’s not an options. If I could get a good dose of demerol without having to wait 12 hours in an ER, I’d be signing up!
Needless to say, the pain has not subsided since my last post. To boot, I’m on hour 16 of a migraine, which greeted me this morning when I woke up. I’ve taken 8 – 10 Extra Strength Motrin (300g each) since I got up, along with 2 Amitryptyline, as well as the one pain med I kept on board (I canned the one that was causing most of the Dysautonomia issues) and this migraine continues to fight back. Talk about stubborn!
My hubby’s parents flew in last night, and are visiting us for 10 days. Before their scheduled arrival, I was trying really hard to rest, be gentle with myself, and to give into whatever my body was needing, in hopes that I would be in the best condition possible during their visit. They haven’t been out for two years, and the last time they were here, was at another very difficult stage of these illnesses. Two years ago, was when I had to take a leave of absence from work (which turned into a permanent leave), and was mostly bedridden during that time. At that time, not only was I completely overwhelmed with the physical pain, I was overwhelmed with all the emotional components. At that point I was quickly realizing that fibro was throwing me up against a wall, and stripping me of options.
I’ve been travelling this road long enough to know that all the preparation in the world does not ensure fibro will stay out of the way, just because you need it to. That is just not how fibro works. It’s like my body is throwing every fit possible to spite me! I stayed up as much as possible to visit with my in-laws today, but had to give into having a nap for a couple of hours this afternoon, among countless sessions of lying on the couch with an ice pack.
Desperate to get any relief at all, I dumped a ton of epsom salts in a hot bath with some milk bath powder from The Body Shop. Hubby got some of the tension in my neck and upper back to release by slowly pouring the mixture down the back of my neck, which helped with the migraine a bit too.
Off to dreamland I go. Hopefully when I wake up in the morning, I’ll get a smoother start to the day!
* This morning *
Yesterday was a rough one. By the time I finished the top part of this post, I crawled straight into bed without publishing it 😉
Surprisingly, I actually had a half decent sleep last night, and slept in a bit this morning. I can still feel the strain behind my eyes, and the tension at the base of my skull, however it is nothing close to how I felt yesterday. Today is another day of trying to take it easy, and not aggravate the situation!
I hope that you are all having a nice weekend with low pain levels!
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