Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
- I walk to the end of our laneway to get the newspapers every morning.
- I have to get up from the bed and/or couch to provide my own coffee refill service while I'm reading my newspapers in the morning.
- I walk to the end of our laneway to get the mail every afternoon (yes, that's another of John's daily jaunts)
- I have to empty both dehumidifiers every day (those buckets are heavy OK?) -- we have two dehumidifiers and John and I each take responsibility for one.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
- fold and put away the laundry I had done yesterday;
- wash another load of laundry and hang it up to dry (will take it down before I go to bed);
- put a load of dishes through the dishwasher (come on, that counts as work -- it's called doing dishes. Besides, having done that, I then had to empty that dishwasher!)
- did my bookkeeping, a task which hadn't been done in several days;
- checked John's e-mail for anything that might need his attention (like I'm gonna recognize something that needs attention in amongst all the spam);
- called Visa to clarify the situation with our new cards (which arrived in the mail yesterday - the very day John left for Saskatchewan -- if I validate the cards, he will be without credit while he's away.) Turns out, the last day to activate the new cards is the day John returns. Talk about cutting it close!
- called my brew-your-own wine outlet -- gonna run out of wine soon. My new batch will be ready to bottle tomorrow. Now I have a commitment on Thursday morning!
- vegged in front of the television for long periods of time.
On the agenda for day 2:
I have to go into Ottawa tomorrow for a physiotherapy session (and man do I need one!), after which I'm going out to Barrhaven to meet a friend for lunch. Then we're going to check out Chi Machine Canada, which just happens to be headquartered in her neighbourhood. My niece had mentioned to me that she had really enjoyed the Chi Machine she had tried at a spa and apparently it provides wonderful benefits for fibromyalgia sufferers. I checked it out on the net, and if one were to believe its claims, we only need put one of these suckers in every home in the nation to solve all our health care woes! So we're going to visit the headquarters and find out what we can about the unit.
- I put a load of laundry in the washing machine (and later transferred it to the dryer). OK, that violated the "do nothing" rule but I do have to maintain my household responsibilities.
- I spoke on the telephone for, oh, about two hours (and missed John's call as a result). Note to self: When returning calls, or if a call will be lengthy, use the fax line so John can reach you on the house phone!
- I was completely out of gas by 7:30pm so I hit the sack by 8:00pm -- which resulted in my waking up at 11:30pm feeling quite refreshed (I felt like I'd had a wonderful nap).
- I watched canned television until 3:30 this morning (thank God it's season premiere week -- I had new shows to watch).
- I went back to bed and woke again at 7:00am -- my normal wake time! I had really hoped to sleep much later but I guess that wasn't in the cards.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
My boys really blew the game last night -- lost 11-4 to Tampa Bay.
Oh well, the season is a definite goner for them anyway.
They are now 15 games under .500 -- with only 15 games left in the season.
In Other Other News:
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
My fibro is being well managed with the Lyrica and the Cesament.
We discussed all my issues.
He feels that the appetite suppressant effect will settle down (as do so many things with drug side effects).
He gave me a requisition to have my blood clotting abilities measured so we can see if anything sinister is going on in that department.
He gave me a mitt-full of new prescriptions to cover me off for the next three months (my massage and physio prescriptions both come up for renewal in that intervening timeframe).
I had an 8:45am appointment -- I left there at 9:20am.
That, I want to tell you, is a record!
My doctor's office has become a modicum of efficiency of late.
I don't know what's happened -- but I like it.
Having left there at 9:20am, it took me until noon to get home because I made several stops en route.
I took care of things around here (unpacked from having been in the city overnight, etc) and sat down to read the newspapers.
I fell asleep at I have no idea what time.
Woke at 5:50pm.
OK, John woke me at 5:50pm so I could catch the last, most important, segment of the political program that we like.
So here we it sit -- 7:00 pm and the ball game has started.
John is cooking supper and Doc is about to take the mound against the Yankees.
Let's see if he can pull off a win for these guys!
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
- The bruises that I've been acquiring from no apparent cause (I can no longer make jokes about being a battered wife because I'm starting to actually look like one!) are most likely the result of my taking Lyrica. Blood tests will indicate if there is any need for concern.
- My lack of appetite and resulting weight loss are directly related to my taking Cesamet -- woo hoo! Finally, an obscure side effect that I can actually welcome, as long as it doesn't persist beyond a healthy level. (Once I reach my appropriate weight, if I continue to lose, I will have to revisit this issue.) My doctor may not agree with me on this approach to weight loss.
- Apparently, there is an addictive aspect to Cesamet. And the "come down" effect I've noticed on both occasions following our recent travel outings (when I've taken the higher dose on several consecutive days) is in fact my body saying, "Give me that extra shot please." So my friendly neighbourhood pharmacist suggested that I try taking .5mg extra on the day (or two days, if necessary) following such instances to allow my body a slower return to the lower dose. That means I will need two Cesamet scripts: 1.0 mg capsules, and 0.5 mg capsules.
Then I lie there for 30 minutes and let the needles do their thing. When my physiotherapist comes back, she sometimes disturbs my just-about-to-go-to-sleep state. She tells me that most people hit that state at about the 15-minute mark (I often NEVER get there).