So, things are settling back down. My sister is happily married, work continues to, well, be work, and I am recovering from what could have been a much worse cold than what it turned out to be.
However, my brain has turned to complete mush and I can’t think of a single darn thing to write. I’d like to get back to articles rather than just updates and stream-of-consciousness posts. But for now you’ll just have to suffer through a few more until I can achieve some form of coherency.
Some of this mental slump is expressing itself in mood swings, which always disgruntles me. After a perfectly fine evening I suddenly found that I was deeply disappointed in myself for not getting out and taking a walk in the lovely weather before it got dark. And partially I resented hubby for *gasp!* playing computer games with me. WTF? It wasn’t anyone’s fault, not even my own- I hadn’t thought about taking a walk at all that evening… until it was too late. The complete emotional crash was pointless. Some of it could be erratic sleep or med side effects, but I really don’t appreciate my brainmeats being any crazier than usual- I have more than enough brain fog and aphasia already, thankyouverymuch.
Speaking of meds- Benedryl is a GOD. My ant bites are MUCH better today and I slept quite well (if some dream weirdness which is hardly anything new).
Also, despite being sick as a dog I have been almost 100% pain-free for almost a week. How could I possibly not mention that?! No arthritis pain pills at all (although my back was stiff enough this morning that I almost took some, and chose to do extra stretching instead). I know it’s the cortisone shot working- I wish the results were more trustworthy and that some of the effects of long-term use weren’t so alarming or I would go this route more often.
Oh! A new ChronicBabe blog carnival is up! “The funniest thing about chronic illness“. I tried to get a post together in time and failed, but here’s one or two things that make me laugh about being sick:
- Drop something. Pick it up and drop it again. Pick it up again and drop it yet a THIRD time. My keys are the usual suspects; both hubby and I just explode in laughter- at some point you have to laugh or you’ll cry.
- The dangers of slip-on shoes. Thanks to brain fog and not bending down to actually *look* at my shoes as I slip them on, I have more than once worn mismatching shoes to work, completely unbeknownst to me.
What else? Hrm. Er… love bug season is ending- the cool weather is finally killing them off. Hopefully we can finish painting the blanket chest this weekend, and then I can fill it with snuggly blankets for the lovely, cool weather! Also, cool temps had a lovely mist rising off the pond this morning- I am really looking forward to a year of watching seasons change around the pond. We’ve also had some spectacular sunsets with the sky so clear. I do not like getting up before it’s light out though- definitely messing with my head and moods.
There seems to be a new medical finding or breakthrough every day this week- my fingers crossed that it leads to good news for many of us!
Yep- that’s about it. Hopefully something mroe substantial soon. Happy Friday, lovelies!
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