Sunday, December 18, 2011

I've been one poor correspondent, and I've been too, too hard to find But it doesn't mean you ain't been on my mind

OK, way too much going on. Guess what? I have polymyalgia rheumatica ON TOP OF fibromyalgia! Yippee!! The good news is, PMR is treatable. Prednisone time, more soon.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Saw new rheumatologist

Guess what, another full battery of tests, but said, surprise surprise, probably fibromyalgia!

The tests make sense. He wants to rule out other causes, perhaps psoriatic arthritis or other auto-immune conditions. Saw his recs pending tests, Cymbalta--any thoughts?

Hockey game was GREAT!

I stayed awake, and (gasp) actually had A beer!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Out and about

Wish me luck. First big outing in a while, going w/my son to minor league hockey. Have a "designated driver," not for a few cold beers, but because of fatigue!

Friday, December 2, 2011

One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small

And one pill keeps your energy up during the day and won't let you sleep at night. Another eases the pain but has overpowering side effects, shall we say discreetly, upstairs? 'Tis an adventure.

I am starting a journal to track what I do/how I feel on a daily basis, anecdotal evidence for sure, but hoping to see what works and what doesn't.

I gotta feeling that tonight's gonna be a good night...

Well, actually I don't, but I do know that today has been a VERY good day, felt fairly normal and energy decent.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fade to black...

Not even 6 PM and I'm exhausted, fading fast. Fading...

"All right,' said the Cat; and this time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone. `Well! I've often seen a cat without a grin,' thought Alice; `but a grin without a cat! It's the most curious thing I ever saw in my life!'