Friday, June 12, 2009
Must be summer, eh? We only have two seasons--winter and construction--hehe!
Yes!! The car started!! TaDa!! I went over to Leah's before my appointment because I forgot to give her some gas coupons and a check. The check was for her picking me up some glucosamine chondroitin at Sam's Club--that she had forgotten to bring over. Maybe we are more like three peas in a pod sometimes--ROFL!! Going to try the GC for 200 days and see if it helps with the arthritis? What the heck--might as well try it again, right?
Leah was busy baking loaves of banana bread for their annual roughing it cabin trip with friends--over near St. Cloud, I believe. She usually bakes sweet breads and cookies and such. I hope they have good weather and none of the expected scattered thunderstorms hit them tomorrow.
I took this picture on the way to the doctor's from Dagan and Leah's--it's Interstate 94. They're building a brand new connecting ramp system--whatever they call them. I need to get out more--hehe!
The Amber Spyglass is too big to fit in my purse, so I grabbed another Denise Swanson mystery book of Caroline's. Good thing I remembered a book at the last minute--they were running behind and I read six chapters. :)
All went well with Dr. Sleckman. I go back in a year--unless I want to see him sooner (meds). This last year I have progressed from taking the pain pills here and there (2-3 days a week--darvocet) to taking them regularly--almost daily. :( And they only take the edge off--and even then some days they don't seem to do much at all. So imagine how I'd feel without them. Actually, I don't have to imagine--I know. The fibro/arthritis combo may have just progressed and permanently amped up a notch?? Oh well--such is life, eh?
I prefer to think I'm probably stuck in a long drawn out fibro flare. People can have them last for days, weeks, months, or years at a time. It seems to have settled into my back the past few months. Fibromyalgia is not exactly predictable--so that's a possibility, too. I didn't have the best winter and then the oral surgery--he said that could have just set off the fibro. I suppose. Well, no use worrying about it.
I do get frustrated sometimes when I can't accomplish more (my various projects). I end up just kind of maintaining--nothing extra, you know? But I also don't want to just keep taking stronger drugs or bigger doses, either. My choice. And I am generally happy--don't feel depressed. Even if I am just reading and hanging out with Karma--life is good. I keep my mind busy--hehe! I have so much to be grateful for. :) And all my various plans and getting new supplies for projects--gives me something to always look forward to. Lifts my spirits. Keeps me going. :):)
And I don't give up. I keep plugging away at the projects and plans. I may be extremely slow at it--and can have periods of time where I can't get to them--but I usually finish things I start. No matter how long it takes me--ROFL!! So--all's well up here in Fargo and PitaPaseo is running again (knock on wood--hehe!).
I'll have to tell you all I learned from Leah on Wednesday about iPods and MP3s! Maybe tomorrow. :) :)