Friday, November 18, 2011

Flu shot day 11-18

Wow, the nurse (a new one too!) actually got the test done first poke!  I was very nervous about this new nurse to try but she did it.  I drank extra water last night that I didn't feel too good when I went to bed.  I was so waterlogged but I was determined to not go through another try like Wednesday when they couldn't get anything.

I also got the flu shot.  They had run out on Wednesday so I would have had to go back and get it today so it really wasn't a big deal to go back, just a big deal of WHY I had to go back.  After the doctor's office my gas light went on.  I don't usually let my tank get so low that the light goes on but for some reason this time I did!  Oh my!  I quickly went to the regular station I go too where they pump the gas for free.  The gas is the same price as self serve only they pump the gas for me.  Sometimes, my legs are so sore that even standing to get gas is hard.  Yeah, it is annoying so I try to frequent the gas station that pumps for me.  I made it to the station although it was a bit of a drive from the doctor's office but I made it before I ran out.  Whew, what a near miss that was.

I then came home and took a nap.  I had to get up super early because they only do the tests before 11 am and the only time they had left was before that.  I think I slept for about 2 hours but they were broken up because the phone rang and then I woke up too.  My bottom was a bit sore from sitting there for so long too.  I had left the door open because I was afraid that I wouldn't hear it if anyone knocked.  Unfortunately, it gave me a bit more of a nightmare of someone just walking in and hurting me.  It was very freaky.  I won't do this again.  Next time I take a nap in the living room, I will have the front door shut and locked.  What can I say?  I get nightmares easy.

Acer did really well for his lesson today.  I told him he had a green lesson.  His school uses colors to describe behavior.  It did look at one point that he wasn't going to listen, but in the end he did.  Green is the best behavior color and for him, it was good.  He did exactly like I asked.  He played his song 2 times in a row like he will at the concert and he sang his singing song with an open mouth so we could hear his voice better.  Calli did very well as usual.  She will have an extra lesson on Sunday to make up for the one she missed a few weeks ago.  I am just nervous that she will not be ready but she is almost ready so I think with the addition of Sunday, she will do just fine.  I also told her we wouldn't be grocery shopping until December.  She was disappointed but she understands.  Emily did very well too.  I think the new computer program is really helping.  Breanna said she likes it and so does her little nephews.  I think that is cute.  I am happy that the computer game seems to be perking everyone's interest.

I am watching Extreme Makeover, Home Edition.  It is a good one.  They are building a house for a woman who runs a local soup kitchen.  It is a cool episode.  I do like this show.  I also really like NCIS, NCIS Los Angeles, Project Runway, Dance Moms (although it is done for the season) and Law and Order SVU (although I don't always watch this one, it has been known to give me nightmares at times).  I watch a lot of HGTV too.  I read a bit everyday too.  I spend a lot of my time sleeping though.  since I have Fibromyalgia, I feel sick everyday, some days more than others but I have a headache every single day, the question always is how bad is it?  My tummy also doesn't digest properly.  Most people digest their food within 90 minutes of eating.  Mine, takes much, much longer.  I take some medicine that helps that.  I still get tummy upsets and pain a lot.  I also have arthritis and asthma.  The arthritis is in my lower back, hips, fingers, and feet.  It is annoying but generally it is the hips and legs that ache the most.  Today, is a normal day, that means that the head hurts but not super bad (like yesterday and the other day), my legs ache if I stand too long or walk too far, and I just don't feel super good, but it isn't extreme today.  This is just my normal day.  You would never know by looking at me I feel sick and not well.  You would never know that I am so exhausted.  It is just a normal day for me.  I am thankful for these "normal days" when I have them because you never know when you will get a flare.  Every day but today I woke with a super bad headache.  On one of the days (I don't remember which one) it was one of the worst I have ever had and I thought I would have to go to the ER but then it lessened enough where I could function.  I think the hardest thing for me is the lack of concentration skills and memory problems.  I have to write things down in my planner or I won't remember.  I have to write very specific details too not just general notes.  I have gone to the post office without my mail, I have gone to the bank to make a deposit, stood in line only to realize I left the deposit at home because I wrote go to bank but not go to bank and bring deposit.  These things are kind of funny now, but at the time when these things happen, it isn't too funny.  Mom was a big help too because she helped me keep organized, otherwise, it is hard to think what will happen.  I leave my planner out everyday so I know what I am doing next.  I look at it all the time.  I put it on my computer when I go to bed at night.  If I have to get up early, I write why on a post it note and put that note on my clock so when the alarm goes off, I know why I am getting up early and not miss whatever appointment I have.

Anyways, I do hope you are having a good day.  I am going to watch some TV and then read.

1 comment:

  1. I had no idea of your daily struggles. It's so hard sometimes to know how much to share but I'm glad you did. You are such a strong woman. I already knew that but now I am sure! I would hate to have a headache everyday...bless you.