Monday, October 24, 2011

Cold Season, As Usual

I've been sick for about 3 weeks. Not anything too bad, but energy-sucking nonetheless. It's been cold-type body aches, chest tightness, coughing, can't get to seep, etc. and I've had enough of it.

I would prefer the types of colds I got as a kid. The ones where you're really sick for 3-5 days, you take those days off, lay in bed, eat some soup, then you feel better. Not this really mild, but horribly exhausting blah that I've been getting the last few years.

Also, I have a new twitch in my left eye, which seems to have developed along with pretty bad light sensitivity and dryness.

It turns out that my suspected dislocated rib/sternum, was in fact 2 dislocated ribs at the sternum. They have since gone back in, and popped back out, and gone back in again. The shoulder twitching is not getting better, and my joints seem to be getting looser and looser.

I've been dislocating both shoulders every night while I'm asleep, along with my left collar bone, ribs at my sternum, and at my spine, both hips, jaw... There is no position I can sleep in without dislocating something. I've been piling my bed with pillows, and comforters, and blankets, and nothing seems to help. Even going to bed heavily medicated doesn't do it. It feels like so many things would be so much better if I could just sleep.

I spent my entire allotment of spoons this weekend on making stew and cleaning the dishes. The rest of the time I spent flopping around like a fish out of water trying to get comfortable, and snoozing on and off.

It's time to start mattress shopping. I need to go lay on about 100 different mattresses for a bit to see if aything is comfortable.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I'm a Dumb@$$

Just thought you all should know, my spiffy toe shoes made me cocky, and I had the brilliant idea that I could run... Turns out, I can run. I just shouldn't run. Ever again. Because holymotherofgod it hurts like hell.

So I ran on Sunday night, about half a block, because I was on my way to work to supervise an after-hours lot move. I was doing the nice thing, having a vehicle re-parked so it wouldn't block our gate on Monday morning when all the cars come in. My hubby had our car, so I had to walk to work, and it took me longer than I thought it would, so when I was about 3 blocks away, I decided to run for it, because I didn't want the tow truck to leave without moving the vehicle.

You know, the old saying "no good deed goes unpunished," is pretty accurate.

Also, it astounds me how utterly, utterly stupid I can be some days.

New injuries: possible dislocated/subluxed sternum; or one of the ribs dislocated where it attaches to the sternum. Either way, extremely painful, and it has me slightly worried. At first I thought it was just the pressure of my stupid bra between my boobs, but I looked, and it wasn't red, or bruised looking. It is just extremely sensitive to pressure right now, and it feels like there might be a lump there that wasn't before (but for now I'm just assuming it's either the end of a rib, or swollen tissue).

I had a great few minutes laying in bed with both hips, both shoulders, an ankle, and a collar bone dislocated or subluxed. That was kinda painful...

I spent all day yesterday pretty drugged up on pain killers. And my drug-induced haze only brought my pain down to about a 5 or 6. Hooray for medications that work! *Rolling my eyes* Grrr...

But the good news is: that really annoying vertebra I haven't been able to crack in forever - finally cracked when I was trying to manoeuvre my sternum and ribs back to where they're supposed to be.