Since I’ve Been Gone

While freezing my butt off on a cold winter day (today) I decided that it had been long enough since writing about my life. I had been waiting for something to happen since my life is so terribly interesting (cough cough) but then realized that in my absence on WordPress that a lot has happened. Too much to really discuss in one post. So, I suppose I will start from where I left off and see how far I make it.

The medication that the doctor had just started me on the last time I wrote definitely does not help with my fatigue, but it really does help with my pain. My average pain level has gone from a 7 (when I started going to the pain clinic) to about a 5. That is a major improvement and makes it worth taking an extra medication.

My car is still functional, although it doesn’t have my complete trust yet, especially on these really cold days. However, it does get me from point A to point B and I have roadside assistance just in case.

My niece and her daughter moved in with me for a short time (about a month). It was great having family here and getting to babysit my grandniece was so much fun! However, I misplaced my trust and got burned by it. My niece had a key to my house and I didn’t have my medications locked up. The very last thought on my mind was that I wouldn’t be able to trust her. I ended up with at least 6 percocet, 20 strattera, and about 30 tramadol missing. It breaks my heart that she would break my trust, but it hurts even more to think that she has a drug problem. I have literally watched her grow from a baby to a woman and she just isn’t the person that I thought I knew…she isn’t the same person she used to be.

To end on a positive note, I had a wonderful Christmas. I had a real tree and was able to get presents to put under it. Family came over and we celebrated for two days with way too much food. It was the best Christmas that I’ve had in years. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday as well!

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11 thoughts on “Since I’ve Been Gone

  1. Good to have you back. I was getting worried that you had gotten really sick or something. Glad that your new medicine is helping with the pain. So glad to hear that you had a good Christmas. And I am so sorry to hear about your niece. It always makes things worse when you can’t trust you own relatives. I know about that some. Prayers that she will find help and accept it. Have a good weekend. šŸ™‚

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    • Good to hear from you. I’ve been fine, just didnt know what to write about. I have had a couple of flares, but nothing out of the ordinary, and for the most part I’m doing better. That’s what counts šŸ™‚

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      • Glad to hear you are doing better. I sometimes don’t know what to write either. Sometimes I am just too tired or depressed to write. But so far I always come up with something and I feel better. šŸ™‚

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  2. The surgery was successful, Joy. I didn’t have a neurostim implanted (yet), but I did have a laminectomy to remove a bone spur and a portion of a bulging spinal disc. I wish things were going as well for you. I am glad that some things are okay, but very sad to read that your niece might have a bona fide problem with abusing prescription drugs. Serious stuff.

    Keep me posted.

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  3. You know I don’t need to leave a comment because we comment on Skype quite frequently. We’ve slacked a bit here lately, but we do that every once in awhile as life sometimes gets in the way. We need to get back to our usual Skype routine. I’ve missed you and I’m really happy that we finally got to connect tonight. Take care, my dear friend and I’m looking forward to skyping, again, tomorrow or the next day, whichever you prefer, or of course, we’ve been know to skype every day, so until next time, be good to yourself and I pray for you every night. I know you already know that. Geeezzzzzzzz I love you, girlfriend. I hope you can get some sleep tonight. šŸ™‚

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    • I love you too! I was so excited to talk to you! Don’t worry…I’ll be bugging you in a while to skype again lol. That’s the good things about friends…we don’t have to talk everyday, but when we do we pick up right where we left off. It’s funny because when we don’t talk, something will happen and I think ‘I can’t wait to talk to Tammy to tell her!’ Of course, when we do talk I tend to forget some things, so I’m thinking about making a list to remind me. Lol…thank you Fibro…lol. I can’t wait till this spring to be able to come visit!!! M said something about his sisters wanting to go to Las Vegas this summer and wanting me to go. I’ve never been there, but I’m no doubt more excited about seeing you than going there! I hope you got some sleep and get to go to church. I will be texting you as soon as I get back from church! We can make a day of it lol! ā¤

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      • I know what you mean. Damn fibro fog. I have all my emails that I have to send to one of my therapists that I can go back and look at, to remember what I’ve been up to or what I’ve not been up to. LOL Just woke up around noon. did not make it to church. My stomach is seriously killing me and I don’t have a clue as to where to turn. It is bad and I mean bad. Can’t take it for much longer. Glad to see that you made it to church. My stomach hurts like hell and I am severely nauseated. None of my stomach meds are working. Surprise, surprise! I’m constantly being told that I worry too much about my health issues. Okay, so I’ll do my best to stay curled up in bed, in massive pain and not mention it to any doctor and see how long I can last before I snap and do something really stupid. I refuse to go to the damn ER ever again. It’s just a big waste of time, a lot of time, and to get no relief or any answers. Fuck em! I’m here and I’m ready when you are. Let me tell you one thing, I don’t think you will enjoy Las Vegas too much. I’ve been there, done that, and I was not impressed at all, and I plan to never go there again. They could go and you could come here for 3 or 4 weeks, however long it was you said you would be able to stay. Just an idea. You will be miserable in Las Vegas, trust me on this.

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