I just wanted to pop in and say hi, since it's been a while since I've been on. I do check in from time to time and read posts, but I didn't feel like I had much to contribute since I don't have much experience, so I didn't reply. And I don't feel like complaining, especially since I know that I do have it fairly easy, considering. But I really don't know where I'd be without all your help and support helping me understand this DD, not that I do still! So once again thank you for all the help I've gotten here.
I finally have my rheumy appointment! I've been waiting since what, July? It's booked for March 30th, 2009, what a riot!
And my doctor just upped my dosage of amitriptyline to 10 mg because it had stopped helping me sleep. I'm hoping he will agree to up it a little more. I fall asleep ok, but I still wake up during the night quite a bit. As for helping with the pain, I really don't know if it's working or not. My facial pain has come back, although not as intense as it was. It just feels like it's a part of me now, like my shoulders and knee that have bothered me for 10+ years... I've got used to them a long time ago. My hands are usually achy, and I have pain in the top of the foot, worse after resting. Again, this is my 'usual' so I'm getting used to that too. I'm still debating wether or not to get physio for my back. It's always sore and tight, but doesn't usually hurt unless someone touches it, so why mess with it?
I'm also trying to deal with stress better. At Thanksgiving, I kept giving myself speeches, "It's only family, so who cares if things aren't perfect?" I'm also trying not to look too far ahead. I've planned for Hallowe'en, I may or may not have time to bake special treats. And it's ok to buy store bought, nothing wrong with that! The only thing stressing me for it now is making ds's costume. He wants to be a Storm Trooper, I had the costume ordered from Sears last month, but when I called b/c delivery was late, they informed me it was back ordered! So as to not disappoint my baby, I told him I would make him one. I bought for his b-day coming up a few days after Hallowe'en, but each time I start to think about
it, I try to redirect my thoughts. One thing at a time! First thing is to get through this week, as dh is away until Sunday for work.
Wishing you a wonderful day filled with little blessings
in the land of Limbo, taking OTC meds (which don't work). Started at 5mg of amitriptyline.