What was I thinking?
I should know by now that I can't have them in the house.
I had my appointment with the Rheumatologist today and have the "official" Fibromyalgia diagnosis. I did have lower back/hip swelling (which is not due to the fibro) so I had an x-ray... waiting on that.
We are going to start with trying to address my sleep issues then in three weeks I go back to see where I want to start as far as any medications.
It is crazy to me to know how much mental issues/stress can end up presenting themselves physically. But it is nice to know that I have a ground zero and someone (Dr.) who gets the complexity of fibro and who spent nearly 2.5 hours explaining how all my symptoms are connected to each other and connected to the past traumas/PTSD.
Got another big hike in yesterday (not today, today all I got in was cookies) The sun was out but it was cold.
I stood with my face towards the sun for a good five minutes! I felt like a sunflower chasing it. I really need it to be Spring.
Like. Right. Now!
and for fun:
(A) Age: 41
(B) Bed Size: California King
(C) Chore You Hate: mopping
(D) Dogs? Always! I have a heeler
(E) Essential Start Your Day Item: Coffee and Facebook
(F) Favorite Color: Green
(G) Gold or Silver? Gold
(H) Height: 5'11"
(I) Instruments You Play: Does the song flute count?
(J) Job Title: Estimator
(K) Kids: 3
(L) Live: Southern Oregon
(M) Mom's Name: Billye Jean
(N) Nicknames: Jenn
(O) Overnight Hospital Stays? A few too many
(P) Pet Peeve: leaving drawers or cabinet doors cracked open
(Q) Quote from a Movie: Ellen: I don't know what to say, except it's Christmas and we're all in misery. - Christmas Vacation
(R) Right or Left Handed? Right
(S) Siblings: Four sisters and one brother who passed
(T) Time You Wake Up? pretty much every couple hours. I'm out of bed by 6am
(U) Underwear: V.S. mixed bag of styles
(V) Vegetable You Dislike: turnips
(W) What Makes You Run Late: Other peoples inconsideration
(X) X-Rays You've Had Done: head to toe. I owned mules for years. I do not advise
(Y) Yummy Food You Make: Shrimp creole
(Z) Zoo: Caged critters sorta creep me out.
Maybe if we both wish hard enough Spring will come faster? I am dying for Summer actually but Spring will do!ReplyDelete
I am glad you at least have a diagnosis. I hope the meds, sleeping and other strategies help you feel better.
I love the picture. I can actually feel the sun on my face looking at it. Sorry for what you are going through, but am so glad you have a doctor that gets it. That is so important.ReplyDelete
Hi Jen, My niece had a Fibromyalgia diagnosis and one thing which helped her was journaling believe it or not. The MD felt that the journaling relieved a lot of her stress/pressures that were manifesting itself in physical pain. I know Fibromyalgia has many treatments so I'm not trying to play doctor, just sharing something which worked for her. I hope your sleep/fibro issues get resolved soon. I love the picture too...your pictures actually make me want to visit Oregon!ReplyDelete
Jen I also bought delicate Swedish ginger cookies this evening...I have no idea why. They were delicious and I'm promising myself tonight that I will reform tomorrow!ReplyDelete
I too love the picture! :) As for cookies, I think an award on occasion keeps us focused. One cookie never hurt anyone! Don't beat yourself up - you're doing great. Good luck at the DR! I hope relief is in your near future.ReplyDelete
Ok, this is odd, but yay for a diagnosis. I hope that helps to start moving in a positive direction with this. I know you did not want the fibro diagnosis but I certainly hope it helps to get help with what it is.ReplyDelete
As for the cookies, well, you beat yourself up enough already. I don't need to say a thing. :)
I love the pic! Makes me feel as though the sun is shining on me, too!
Love the pet peeve. Me too!
I can't wait for Spring!ReplyDelete