Monday, April 26, 2010

SaFeTy FiRsT

So hello.  Oh my what a period of time.  I haven't felt like writing much.  I am not sure why.  I think it might have to do with all of the pain being so intense even when I am not moving.  I am pretty sure I am now at the point where all of my injections have completely worn off. 

I have even tried writing several posts.  I just didn't seem to have any personal rhythm. Which I find very difficult to deal with.  What I have done today which I feel quite positive about I will share with you.

I made it to my Dr.'s appointment all on my own.  I drove.  I don't know if it was the best thing or not.  I have been hurting so badly just doing nothing that driving seemed like another stab in my neck, if you know what I mean..

But I did it.  I always promise myself that if I find myself doing anything stupid behind the vehicle or make any traffic errors even though they may be minor.. that I will stop immediately re assess my situation if I should just rest some more or if I should find someone to come get me and not drive any longer, or find a hotel, or if I should just turn around and get myself and my car home. 

I don't drive while I am taking pain medication.  I tend to get Loo LOO on that stuff.  I just fog out and get sleepy and more spacey than usual.  I do however take my raise my blood pressure medication so I am able to legally drive a car.  On the medication my blood pressure was 100/60 when I arrived at the Dr.'s office.  This medication does nothing for my pain, but it does give me more energy to deal with the pain.  It also helps me not get vertigo.

I don't know if those are good choices or not.  But that is what I do.  I really try not to be behind the wheel of a car.  I like to drive!  I really do!  I used to LOVE to drive, and if I were not in so much pain, I would still LOVE to drive.  But driving does make the pain even worse. 

Anyhoo... The trip was a success.  I also made it to drop a couple packages in the mail so Susan and Martha be looking for your goodies! 

I have officially been diagnosed with some spring related allergies.  I had had allergies in my eyes, still do.  Don't drink milk, she suggested that even though I do not have celiac's disease that I avoid gluten because of my sinus allergy issues and the way my insides feel. 

She is also sending me to another specialist for my neck and balance issues.  She also is running some more blood work tests.  So I can stay on top of the Osteoporosis stuff.

So when the results get back I will know even more.  She is hoping that the new specialist will be able to lend me some assistance.  I hope so too!

Jason also has gotten some great news today as well!  I am super excited about this!  He now holds a "position" at his job.  After over three years of not being specifically assigned he now is assigned!  I am so happy for him.  He only had applied for one spot, luckily he got it!  Things are going so well for us in so many areas.  It is nice!  I am so happy!

The photography hobby is super fun!  Super super fun!  It is even nicer that we can share it with our friends and family!  My brother in law gets his braces off today and so I am sure we will be headed that direction soon to take some pictures of them!  I can't wait.  It is the perfect time of year to get out and give them a visit! 

I really don't know why, but I have been in a compulsive eating mood as of late.  I think it is because I've been so miserable with pain.  But if I keep this up I will be miserable with not being able to fit in to my clothes!  Ha Ha!!!

Yesterday and today things seem to be better. 

Although yesterday, I was busy with life!  It was a fun day.  Jason and I met with friends who have asked him to take pictures of their wedding!  Nervous of course about doing something so big.  But also thrilled!  To have been asked to do something so special for our friends!  Besides it is a great gift to give them! 

The appointment went well.  I was medicated during it which I guess caused me to babble quite allot.  I was mainly trying to stay engaged so I didn't space out and miss something important.  I was also trying very hard not to fall to sleep.  I kept fighting the disappear mentally mode that the pain medication gives me.  I think I did pretty well.  I did however fall fast asleep at his parents home.  I was a groggy mess at their home. 

Thank goodness Jason did all of the driving.  Thank goodness I really mean for everyone else who was on the road.  In speaking with my Dr today.  I shared how frustrated I am that all of these people who get dizzy and who take all of these prescriptions are able to be out driving around.  I don't drive when I take the pain medications.  I know because these are the same people whom I meet in the Dr's office waiting rooms.  I strike up conversations and next thing I know I hear their whole life's story and then I watch them insert the keys to their ignitions and drive off. 

Makes me wonder what the guy who was the cause of my car accident was taking that day.  I hate that people do not take other people into consideration before they get behind the wheel of a vehicle.  It makes me crazy.  Just like the sand truck/semi driver who ignored his stop sign to pull out on to the highway, while using only one hand on the wheel and the other on his CB radio.  OMG REALLY!? 

I just don't know.  Even my Dr is amazed at who they give drivers licenses to.  WoW!

This isn't what I really wanted my post tonight to be about. 
But don't drive drunk, even if it is a prescription drunk!  It still does not make it SAFE!

I finally got home and could take some pain medication.  I wish I could have done more while I was out and about, but I was exhausted from all that I did do.  I felt really good about being able to do it safely as possible for myself today.  Jason will be here to drive me tomorrow.  That will be so nice.

So here I sit safe and sound and finally getting some relief from my pain.  I have also rested quite a bit and am now doing better. 

Pink Doberman

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