Well, all in all, this Thanksgiving break, I have had a decent run of it. But Thursday and today, I am paying for it. It’s 12:30 p.m. on a Saturday; my husband and in-laws are outside working on our new shop and here I lay in bed. We did go to our friends’ house last night for dinner. It was lovely, and I had not seen them since Labor Day weekend! When I am at work that is about all I can manage to do so socializing it not something can partake of much these days. The evening was nice and I kinda felt normal, and not the “new normal”, the old normal. 🙂
In an offensive move, I played everything safe, too! I took my meds as scheduled, I drank just one glass and a smidge of champagne, I ate more salad than anything else, and I shared a piece of cheesecake with my husband. I know that alcohol and sugar are not great for me but, I promise, the rest of the time, I do a pretty good job of not using either. We were home by 10:30 also! But then, I could not go to sleep.UGH.
I took my doxepin as soon as we arrived at home. I knew it would take a bit to kick in, then I took lunesta. But for the life of me….I think I finally managed to fall out about 1 a.m. I guess this is part of the reason I feel so horrible today? Damn! Waking up about 6 a.m. to give my Chihuahua Chino his anti-seizure meds, I could barely get out of bed. The bodyaches were everywhere; I basically limped to the kitchen. No worries thought I, I will take a pain med and all will be better. Chino got his meds, and I took mine and headed back to bed. I was finally able to get warm and cozy and doze off for a few more hours. At 9, when I did get up for good today, I was in as much pain all over as I was at 6 a.m. Plus, the headache started its familiar knocking. Moving around as much as possible and having my daily cup of joe, I still could not shake the body pain. It’s one of THOSE days, friends. Uncool.
Struggling and stubbornly, I did some household chores and then headed back to my sanctuary, my sweet bed. But, I am still hurting, and I feel frustrated. Chino and our other Chihuahua, Boo Boo, are on the bed with me sacked out, and I am writing this blog.
Can anyone suggest anything to help alleviate the bodyaches and pain? Anything? I have tried an Epsom salt bath, and I have taken a pain med. Both have helped a bit, but I a still having difficulty moving around which is a bit scary, honestly. What are some things you do to at least push back these symptoms and/or take the edge off? Thanks in advance.
I love my compression socks when my legs are achy.
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Where did you get those? My calves were really sore at the beginning of this week. I’ve heard those work!
I had them when i used to be able to run long distance. Now ill lounge in them. My favorite are from running skirts.com (the ones with the hearts have a slightly padded heel which is great). They may still be on sale from black Friday. I have just the calf sleeves from CEP that arent bad.
Often I find myself struggling with my mind’s desire to do things and my body’s ability to follow through. I used to force it and those are memories of very bad times for me. If my body says I need to be in bed I often resist, even though I know its going to hurt me later. After all, there is just so much to do. When I accept my symptoms as being directly related to my illness and then plan my activities accordingly I do the best. I don’t always succeed at this for sure. Take care
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